Music Matters: The Pursuit of Perfection

by Abby @ Quaver on December 8, 2011

in At Quaver HQ,Music Matters

Dave Mastran,  Co-creator & Executive Producer of Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music &, is back again with another edition of Music Matters!

Dave is reading the recently published biography, Steve Jobs, and today he’s sharing some of the parallels between what made Jobs so successful and what we are building here at

Take it away, Dave . . .


The Pursuit of Perfection!

Reading the biography of Steve Jobs, I couldn’t help but notice some parallels between the way he approached his passion and the way we approach ours here at

Jobs was maniacally focused on his product – whether it be the MacIntosh, the MAC, the iPhone or iPad.   His goal was not profitability but to make the best product possible. He wanted to change the world to be a better place.  He and his staff wanted to be proud of what they had done.

At Quaver Music we have the same values.

We want to change how music is taught in schools so more kids learn to love music.  And we approach that by not worrying about the cost of development, marketing, and sales.  If we do our job properly, the financials will take care of themselves.  And we are very  proud of our work.

To achieve his goal, Jobs worked and reworked his products until they were perfect, at least in his eyes. I read that sometimes he redid his work 50 times. Here at Quaver we have a saying: “Seven Drafts to Excellence.”  So now we have added “Twenty to Perfection.” 

There is truly no end to our desire for excellence.

I believe that our company must set standards so high that none of us alone can meet them.  We have to collaborate and work together, getting different perspectives on the problem, to do the best job.  And that is how we work.

You can count on Quaver Music to do the best job possible for you.  It is simply a core component of our culture.  And hopefully we will be at least a fraction as successful as Steve Jobs.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chauncey Corfman December 9, 2011 at 12:42 am

Great post!


2 Elmer Reifsnider December 9, 2011 at 1:27 am

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


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