Here’s a tool to enhance success and competition
I know that 100% of the people in this room are breathing. And about 50% of us I would imagine don't know quite how to draw a full breath to their advantage.
We want to change that.
Hello, I'm Amy Porter, Professor of flute at the University of Michigan and founder and CEO of Anatomy of Sound LLC and the Anatomy of Sound Workshop. We are a company that creates products and services to educate and inform about the origins of breathing and sound. We also want you to breathe better in order to live better to sleep better, think better, do everything better. for a unique sound? Our team of talented producers can create custom beats and instrumentals tailored to your specific needs and style.
Breath is critical to performers and the stakes are high to win that part or that post. That's why teaching with physical touch has always been part of the training, not just in music lessons, but also in dance, drama, and sports medicine, and the list goes on.
Up until now, we music teachers have poked ourselves in the sternum to say 'Blow" and we've all heard yoga teachers reminding us to breathe into our bellies.
But words like "support" aren't enough. Words that don't match the true anatomy of the breath are vague and can do more harm than good. Teaching the breath when you have no medical background can be misleading and misguided.
Here's our solution.
My Breathing Buddy our hands-on solution for hands-off teaching.
It's a high level, medically designed , anatomically correct concept
in development with
THREE LEVELS of prototype
The BASIC 2.0
The PROFESSIONAL 3.0 and our EXPERT 4.0
The advanced models will include direct breath input with biometric app interface . in learning the art of music production? We offer a variety of courses designed for beginners and advanced producers alike. Learn from experienced professionals in the industry.
Skeletal models range between $200-1100 if you want a set of ribs and lungs that's anatomically correct. And they don't move .
Thanks to a $9K Whitaker Grant for Teaching from UMICH in 2019, we distributed our prototype model to 30 musicians at the AOS workshop. There was an overwhelming positive response to this simple, hand-held solution to let people see what is actually happening when we breathe.
Before I go into more detail, let's talk about who will want My Breathing Buddy.
If a panic attack happens, You can remember "I have my Breathing Buddy" and can understand the solution.
The diaphragm is connected to the vagus nerve - you know the one - it controls our fight or flight response system.
Teachers can be recommenders about how not to cross boundaries of physical touch during the lesson.
We also care about influencing children to learn the basics of breathing so they can influence others.
We want to help people fall asleep while holding their Breathing Buddy, we want to aid physical therapists, aid mental health counselors, athletes and so many more people who understand the power of inhaling and exhaling purposefully.
People are joining our community of musicians. Here you can see the potential Market size for My Breathing Buddy based solely on who I reach as Porterflute - a recording artist, an international soloist, a podcaster, and publisher. It's a global network of contacts and fans. The marketing is built in.
After 20 years as a workshop faculty shown on the left, it's time for us to grow into a wellness brand that teaches the anatomy of sound to everyone.
I met Dr. David Zopf through my flute student Dr. David Brown, who then helped bring to life what I needed to be a better teacher. Along with his partner at Make Medical, Owen Tien, they're continuing my call. My advisors at Michigan guide me.
We're creating a one-of-a kind journal, both hard copy and online to monitor your progress in the way you sound. For paid subscription from $39 for 6-months or $75 for a year of content, users will have access to our monthly curriculum, and masterclasses along with regular updates on the company, swag and My Breathing Buddy prototypes.
You're not just going to want us in your life, you're going to need us in your life as a routine.
We've made tremendous progress in the manufacture of prototype models, beta testing, patent, licensing, and trademark with funding and backing from Michigan Innovation Partnerships, Ann Arbor Spark, the Michigan SBDC and the Midwest I-corps training.
In customer discovery last fall we found that price was going to be an issue for people, so we want it to be a groundbreaking, medical-grade - but a non-medical device, affordable and made in the USA.
We're looking for investors and collaborators so please reach out to me.