The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Founded in August 2014 by Stephan Schulz and Florian Plenge, Skoove delivers a library of expertly designed, software driven lessons, controlled via connecting a keyboard or e-piano to a computer. The app gives real time feedback on their progress, adapting to their pace as they advance. Targeted primarily at beginner piano students aged 12 and older, it works through any web browser with an e-piano or keyboard connected via USB.
The platform’s course curriculum has been developed and curated by Dominik Schirmer, former lecturer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. It incorporates a wide spectrum of popular music favorites and makes use of games that teach music theory and note reading.
Sign-up for the public beta is free and available now from the Skoove homepage. A version for acoustic pianos that makes use of devices’ internal microphones is currently in development, and is slated for release later this year.
The company is a Berlin-based Microsoft Ventures Accelerator graduate and is supported by the Microsoft Ventures Alumni program.