Our Founding Principles
Virtu.Academy was built to deliver conservatory quality, one-on-one music lessons to students around the world. Our online video platform connects students, of all ages, to the highest quality musicians from top music conservatories in the world, including Juilliard, The Manhattan School of Music, Paris Conservatory, and Oberlin.
Our mission is to make high quality music lessons accessible to everyone, no matter their location or financial situation.
Our Advisory Board
Virtu.Academy is supported by a talented team of advisors with invaluable business experience helping us achieve our mission.
Turning Our Mission into a Reality
While attending Oberlin Conservatory, founders Benjamin Steger and Bryan Rubin were surrounded by talented musicians. After taking Skype music lessons with trumpet players from New York and around the world, Ben realized anyone could have the opportunity to take high quality private music using video-chat technology.
In March of 2018, our idea became a reality. Having participated in Oberlin College’s business accelerator, LaunchU, Virtu.Academy was awarded funding to achieve our mission of making music education more accessible.