About EarMaster ApS
EarMaster ApS is a Danish music software company founded in 1994. Being musicians ourselves, our mission is to develop the best music learning software possible for the benefit of musicians of all horizons.
What drives our company is a deep passion for music in all its shapes and colors. All of our employees are musicians and avid users of EarMaster on a personal basis.
|In 2011 and 2012, our company was awarded 2 consecutive Gazelle Prizes by Danish financial newspaper Børsen for being one of Denmark's fastest-growing companies.|
In 2017, EarMaster was nominated in the "Best educational tool" category at the prestigeous NAMM TEC Awards in Los Angeles.
In 2019. EarMaster was nominated as a finalist for the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in the Outstanding Digital/Technological Resource
Hans Lavdal Jakobsen
Managing director and Lead Developer, M.Sc. Robotics
Hans is the original founder of EarMaster. Today, he is the managing director of the company and the lead developer of the EarMaster software. He developed the idea of EarMaster and created the great ear training program we know today. He plays the piano, mainly jazz and gospel music, and plays at various Gospel events in the area where he lives. Together with his wife he runs a Gospel choir called "Gospel kids" for 6-10 year old children.
Quentin Høegh Nicollet
Sales & Marketing manager
Quentin from France is taking care of EarMaster's marketing, distribution and customer/sales support. He is also contributing to the development of EarMaster (graphics, content, UI/UX, localization, etc.). He holds a MA in English and European Studies from Sorbonne Nouvelle university in Paris and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. When he's not at the office or with his family, he is either recording music in his studio, playing shows with his bands in which he plays guitar, or taking care of his record label. His favorite musical genre is Metal - mostly black, as in coffee - but he also likes Rock, Gipsy Jazz, Neo Folk, Blues, Classical music, and Johnny Cash.
Support and marketing - Spanish-speaking countries
Irene from Barcelona takes care of our Spanish-language activities: translations, customer support and some marketing tasks. Cellist by profession, she took a Master in Cello Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, where she also works as a cello and orchestra teacher. Over the years, her holistic views on music have brought her to study other musical fields such as ear training, singing, dancing, theater and yoga. She can't stand still!
Support and marketing
Niclas has a Master's degree in Media Science from Aarhus University, and is mainly taking care of customer support at EarMaster. He has been playing music (mainly drums & percussion) since he was able to hold a drumstick, and has played pretty much everything from classical percussion with different orchestras to touring around the world as a drummer in his hardcore band Road To Manila. He listens to indie, rock, hardcore & metal, jazz, hip-hop, classical and everything in-between. Besides his work at EarMaster, he also runs a video company called Norf Studio.
Rasmus Boie Jørgensen
Rasmus is responsible for maintaining the servers and website, making sure everything is running smoothly. In his spare time whenever he's not gaming or listening to music (Metal, Heavy metal, Rock, Classical and much more), he's working on one of his multiple website projects
Our office is in northern Aarhus in Denmark. Located in northern Europe, Denmark is a small country of 6 million people. The office building is right next to the beautiful Egå yachting marina, where fresh air and a nice view of the sea can make you regain your strength during breaks. Our work environment is quite relaxed. That means: no suits and ties, and a bit of fun and music is always welcome.
The EarMaster history
The EarMaster history goes back to 1992, where founder Hans Jakobsen was preparing for conservatory training. He seriously needed to develop his musical ear fast, but could not find any effective ear training tools. These circumstances paved the way for the foundation of EarMaster.
Hans came up with the idea of using computers for ear training, and by 1994 he had developed the first software program for ear training - a simple program primarily intended for music students. In 1996 the first edition of EarMaster saw the light of day. EarMaster not only addressed music students, who shared similar experiences, but now all musicians could benefit from our program - and from their own musical ear!
Starting up more than a decade ago with a DOS-based program and now having, in our opinion, the best ear training software in the world - translated into many languages and distributed globally - tells us that a lot of ears need us!