Marcus Blackwell, CEO and Founder, Make Music Count, A DotCom Magazine Interview

    About Marcus Blackwell and Make Music Count:

    Marcus Blackwell is the CEO and Founder of Make Music Count, a math curriculum and app taught through playing the piano. He received a B.S in Mathematics from Morehouse college and has played professional gospel piano since the age of 16. Marcus dedicates his energy to developing creative methods that allow students to reach their full educational potential. His company is designed to creatively connect the mathematical dots where traditional methods of teaching fall short. Marcus believes that the key to truly reaching students is through creating culturally relevant methods that speak to everyone’s experience.

    I’ve created a math curriculum and app taught through playing the piano. Our mission is to eliminate math phobia in 3rd – 10th grade students. In my lessons students solve real math equations where the answers are Piano notes to immediately play popular songs from the radio. Through our method of direct application of math that produces music students are able to increase their confidence in math while also learning an instrument.

    Make Music Count is a math app taught through playing the piano. In our lessons 3rd – 11th grade students solve math equations where the answers are piano notes to immediately play popular songs on the piano.
    This app is available for school districts to license and use as a supplement during the school day, enrichment after school and for students to use at home. Download the app today by searching “Make Music Count” in the google play store or Apple store.