The LessonMate Story

Hi, I’m Dave. My wife Laura and I have been private music teachers for our entire adult lives teaching in just about every situation imaginable - out of our home, out of students homes, in studios and in schools.

In 2008 we opened Bloom School of Music and Dance in Los Angeles, CA. We quickly recognized a big problem that had been quietly plaguing us for years:

What to do when students miss lessons?

While we had always felt the impact of the missed lesson, owning a school made the issue obvious. Staff having to reschedule lessons, teachers having to teach makeups and us owners having to parse out credits and refunds - it was really starting to bog the school down. We also realized that students who were missing lessons were not getting the info needed to stay engaged. It was time for a change.

After muddling together a solution of YouTube, Gmail and other services, we decided to face the problem head on and develop an all-in-one platform made just for missed lessons. With the aid of our trusty developer, Dan, LessonMate was born. Since then it’s helped not only our program, but teachers and studios from Anchorage to Boston survive the missed lesson conundrum.

If you feel the need for a change in your studio, check out LessonMate free for 14 days. I think you’ll like it as much as we do.

Dave Hemann


Laura Porter


Dan Weaver