Jonathan Trachtenberg Joins ArtistWorks As Senior Software Engineer

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ArtistWorks, Inc. (AWI) today announced another valuable addition to its rapidly expanding online music education company by bringing on board Jonathan Trachtenberg as their Senior Software Engineer.

Bringing to the table over 14 years of application design and programming experience, Jonathan Trachtenberg joins ArtistWorks Inc. from Keyfax NewMedia. In that capacity, Trachtenberg played a key role in the development of "The Art of Science and Sound," a web-based product built for recording industry great Alan Parsons. Parsons’ "The Art of Science and Sound" project takes music and recording enthusiasts from the beginning principles of studio acoustics through the final mix, musical examples, diagrams and interview clips, which illustrate each step in the recording process.

David Butler, CEO at ArtistWorks, comments: "We are very excited that Jonathan is joining our technical leadership team at ArtistWorks. His wide-ranging technical expertise combined with his recent experience working with artists in the music industry made for the perfect fit at ArtistWorks. Jonathan's expertise will allow ArtistWorks to create an even better student learning experience through improved back-end web technology."

Speaking about his new role, Trachtenberg said: "I am thrilled to be a part of the ArtistWorks team. I look forward to improving our students' user experiences and creating an even better interactive environment for all of the ArtistWorks communities."

Originally implemented at the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute, the ArtistWorks, Inc. technology platform allows virtuoso musicians to teach the world by presenting their full music instructional curriculum to their online communities. The musician provides individualized instruction and guidance through personalized video exchange lessons online. Students use simple webcams to film their practice sessions, and then relay their videos to the teacher for evaluation and instruction via the Video Management System created by ArtistWorks (patent pending). This inventive use of video exchange for the instruction of musical instruments has been implemented at Qbert Skratch University, the Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe, Peery Piano Online, Tony Trischka School of Banjo and the Howard Levy Harmonica School. All online lessons are available for a $60.00 subscription fee for a three-month period.

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