What if there weren’t any music? What if you were the key to getting it back?
In the year 3050, Count Otis De Manfé has just come into power after defeating his brother. The Eight-Year War left the Count penniless and his kingdom of Four Leaf Tiers in discord. To punish the citizens of the Highlands, where his brother had ruled, he took away their most prized possession—music.
Now the Count has grown desperate for money and announced that one lucky citizen will be able to perform at his daughter’s wedding. Each man or woman wishing to enter must pay 100 tenors in order to compete. The Count will get much needed money this way, and it will lure the band of pesky rogue musicians back into the city where he can do away with them once and for all.
Elise dreams of going to the city and when she hears of the competition she is ecstatic to be able to see it. She has always heard of music, but never experienced it herself, and now she will finally get her chance, only her “aunt and uncle” have forbidden her to come along, deeming her unworthy. Elise, never one to be easily discouraged, follows them but is detained by Rhea and Pete, Professor Beet Haven’s muses, and is taken to his village where the musicians live. There she must discover her true identity that will help the musicians reclaim their music.
This is an idea, and a set up, it's not a hook. Focus on Elsie. Leave out the set up. Start when she hears about the competition. Then tell us what happens.