TakeLessons Sees Jump In Music Lesson Interest

Need to find a ukulele or blues harmonica teacher? San Diego-based TakeLessons, the online marketplace for music lessons, said that it is seeing a jump in interest in the firm's marketplace for online music lessons. The startup--which is backed by Triangle Peak Partners, Siemer Ventures, Crosslink Capital, and SoftTech VC--said it has seen a 124 percent increase in the number of people who are taking online music lessons through its online marketplace. The company said that, among a number of factors driving interest in its service, are ability to find experts on specialty instruments and better availability of high definition video cameras. In particular, the service said people are finding it easier to find better options for lessons on different instruments using the service, instead of having to find someone locally. The firm raised a Series A in January.