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Learning music can be overwhelming — that’s why we developed the Chromawheel Music Compass to help you navigate music using your eyes & ears. So far we’ve developed a webapp, a free pocket guide, an instrument, and a book (coming soon).

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 open technologies, do-it-yourself strategies, and self-education. He is the creator and maintainer of Pushtape, a suite of open source tools that help independent musicians build and manage their own websites.

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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General Inquiries: chromawheelmusic@gmail.com

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