Learning music can be overwhelming — that’s why we developed the Chromawheel to help you navigate music using sight, sound, and touch. So far we’ve developed the Music Compass, an interactive webapp, a free pocket guide, an instrument, and The Field Guide To Music. Our Music Explorer Kit (now available!) is our first product offering and includes both the Music Compass and The Field Guide To Music.

Soapbox Music is a small company run by two musicians, each with teaching, composing and performing experience. Our goal is to make ambitious, durable, aesthetically pleasing and fun products for music education and creation.

Brendan Finucane & Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi at Soapbox Music
Brendan Finucane & Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi

Brendan Finucane (left) is a cellist, music educator, and music entrepreneur specializing in the integration of technology and the musical arts. An experienced teacher, he currently directs junior high and high school orchestras and teaches elementary school general music at the Chicago Waldorf School, and maintains a private teaching studio in Edgewater of cellists ages 5 – adult.

Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi (right) is a musician, designer, and engineer interested in empowering musicians through creative technology and self-education. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has over a decade of experience helping organizations design and develop solutions built upon open source technology. In addition to his design & development work, he continues to record and produce independent albums at his music studio in Chicago.

Longtime friends and collaborators, Brendan and Farsheed play in a band called Black Tie Elephant and also started an innovative music recording studio cooperative in Chicago called Soapbox Music, which has been in continuous operation since 2010.

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