Musician, Professor , Entrepreneur and True Idol—Meet Alain Merville
Husband, father and true pioneer in the music and business worlds—Alain Merville is a generational pioneer. Founder and CEO of YousicPlay, music professor at Berklee College of Music and director of operations for Sugar Babies Inc., gives us an insight on how he has gone from the student to master.
Starting Piano at the age of 14, Alain fell in love with the concepts of music. After a year of private lesson’s from his mentor, Alain was invited to mold his talents on the road. Being the only key player and fresh into the music world, he witnessed firsthand the challenges that awaited him. Feeling he was not the best but possessing a great work ethic toward the endeavors he felt passionate about. Practicing nearly 8 hours a day developing himself until gaining interest in Berkeley College his senior year.
Coming into music at a later age rather than the “typical” age, Alain attended Berkelee College of Music, the number one contemporary music school in the world and had a most humbling experience. Exposing him to things he would have never been exposed to had he not ventured onward. Challenges are more so opportunities to him, while learning the business and education aspects of music, he embarked on a journey of connecting with individuals doing the things he wanted in life or had interest with. Berklee was the one place in the world at the time where he could be connected with people who were great in the areas he learned in. This is what he had to say on the cultural standpoint at Berklee, “From a musical standpoint there’s a heavy black culture, outside of politics which I typically don’t get involved in. Whereas most schools focus on certain styles or genres, Berkeley is a pot of different styles, from Hip-Hop, Choir, Jazz, and many more styles containing different ethnicities and cultures.”
When asked in an interview with Historically Black Since, “What is YousicPlay”, this is what Alain had to say, “So YousicPlay is a music e-learning platform where music students, and music enthusiasts can learn music from any level, from celebrities, influencers to elite level college instructors along with an AI (Artificial Intelligence) that functions as your own virtual tutor. The vision was really providing musicians with a platform that gives you direct access to the best musical minds in the world. Also the benefit of an in-person experience, because in person, you get the benefit of immediate feedback from your instructor to let you know how well you’re doing. On the recorded courses, there’s no accountability to let you know how well you’re doing so we wanted to provide the best of both worlds. So that’s the vision behind the AI aspect of it, which communicates with you and lets you know how well you’re doing from from exercise to exercise.”
This is an amazing platform if you wish to level up your music skills!
To learn more about Alain and Yousic, visit him online at https://yousicplayacademy.com/p/advance-gospel-keys-master-class and his social media pages – Instagram – @alainmerville and Instagram: – @yousicplay