Unison.School creator Tim Purdum has taught K-12 music for over 18 years. He is an Orff Schulwerk certified teacher, and teaches Orff Schulwerk and curriculum development to other music teachers in summer courses and workshops across the country.
While working to be the best music educator possible, Tim ran into many challenges that are typical of the field.
These professional challenges for music educators lined up with Tim's personal interests of writing, organizing, and computer programming. After writing multiple resource books, he began expanding his programming skills, creating iOS and Android apps.
In 2017, Tim decided to take a break from teaching to focus full-time on supporting other teachers. He began Cedar River Tech, LLC, and launched Unison.School beta in the spring of 2017. Unison.School now offers both free and subscription tools for teachers and students.