About EarMaster ApS
EarMaster ApS is a Danish music software company founded in 1994. Being musicians ourselves, our mission is to develop high quality software, and to provide musicians of all horizons with the most interactive and efficient ear training tool.
What drives our company is a 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.
Hans Lavdal Jakobsen
Managing director and developer, M.Sc. Robotics
Hans is the original founder and programmer of EarMaster. 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. When he's not at the office, he is recording music and playing concerts with his Metal bands in which he plays guitar. Even though his favorite musical genre is Metal - mostly black, as in coffee - he also likes Rock, Gipsy Jazz, Blues, Classical music, and Johnny Cash.
Support and marketing - Spanish-speaking countries
Tonny is taking care of our marketing and support for the Spanish-speaking countries. Having family ties in Peru, he feels at home in Spanish-speaking countries. Besides working at EarMaster, Tonny is also a piano teacher.
Support and marketing
Niclas is currently taking a Master's degree in Media Science at Aarhus University, and is mainly taking care of customer support at EarMaster, along with some marketing tasks and video production. 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.
Ear training and music theory expertise
Jeppe graduated from the Nordjysk conservatory of music with drums and band direction as majors. He is working on perfecting the pedagogical aspects of EarMaster, and helps the developers create new activities for EarMaster. He teaches ear training at an upper level school, and collaborates with the music conservatories of Aarhus and Aalborg in Denmark. Besides being a literal ear master, Jeppe also plays Drums, the piano, and a bit of guitar and bass. He listens to all types of music, but likes it best when improvisation is invited to the party. His favourite artists are Tom Waits, Pat Metheny, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Steffen is working exclusively with BandLoot.com, our social accounting web app for bands. He is one of Denmark's most active promoter, booker and event creator. Needless to say, music is simply the soundtrack of his life. And then he drums - a lot! Steffen is mostly into Post-Rock, Metal, Songwriters, Blues and Pop, but he likes it all - the most important is the good melody regardless of genres, or brilliant musicianship. Besides advocating the use of BandLoot among bands around the world, Steffen's latest deeds of glory have been the booking of the festivals "Royal Metal Fest 2009/2010" and "Postfest 2012" in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. His musical carreer is also starting to really take off with his "Doom-Pop" band Sky Architects.
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!