WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS BRILLIANCE?
THESE TWO YAHOOS, THAT’S WHO:
That’s Kelly and that’s her Dad, Santa. They make ClefNotes. Awwwwww, a father-daughter duo, that’s so cuuuuuute. (It sort of is, right?)
The basics are this: Kelly came up with the idea for ClefNotes a long time ago when she was in grad school studying opera. She was taking a wicked-hard Music Theory class, and at the end of every lecture, she’d look at her notes and cry because they were such a damn mess. So she printed out a bunch of staffs and cut them into strips, and stuck them in her notes with double-sided tape when she needed one. From then on, her notes were a thing of beauty:
Santa saw them one day and suggested she could probably make millions selling them (thereby supporting him in his old age, one assumes). “Someday I’ll do that, Dad,” she would say. But instead, she did a bunch of other stuff.
The idea always nagged at her, though, and in late 2016 she convinced her Dad to blow off retirement to help her do it. She made all sorts of questionable promises including “you’ll get to do super-fun arts & crafts” (read: actually making the things) and “I’ll pay you” (read: possibly a few dollars if they actually sell).
Santa agreed, and together they embarked on a 15-years-in-the-making school-supply-creation father-daughter adventure. They toiled and screwed up and learned things and triumphed and high-fived and got a thousandmillion paper cuts, and now here we are: ClefNotes is a real, hold-in-your-hand thing that is going to
*For music students. In theory class. And probably some other people, we’ll see.
And they did all of this for you, dear friend, so that you might actually enjoy music theory. Or at least stop crying in class.