Frances Drost is creating music, videos, a BIG Christmas show....and snow!
3
patrons
$12
per month
Hi, I’m Frances and as you probably know, I’ve made my living for the past two decades writing and performing music. Nashville has a saying: “It all begins with a song.”

Eight albums later, that's certainly been true for me! Take Portraits of White for example. It’s my Christmas/winter album that came about when I was ready to give up on Christmas. I lost two brothers when I was younger, and it had a significant impact on our family holidays. I began writing music about my journey with Christmas, and it not only turned into a full album but a BIG annual Christmas show. Now I offer people hope over the holidays using my music. All because of a song. Here's a promo video for this year's show!


Basically, here's what I do:

  • I offer H.O.P.E. — Humor, Original songs, Personal stories and Encouragement to audiences everywhere I go. 
  • I also write songs for terminally ill children for a non-profit organization called Songs of Love, in NY. I've written hundreds of songs for children over the years. 
Thanks to concerts, blogging, podcasting, Facebook LIVE sessions and the Christmas show, things are growing exponentially. As my ministry and career grows, I have been adding more people to my team to help me. Some are volunteers and some get paid.

I'm excited about an organization that was introduced to me over a year ago that has made a way for musicians like me to bring others on board who would be willing to support me on a monthly basis. I'd like to keep on hiring others to help me so I can have time to keep the main thing the main thing!

Thank God for Patreon! Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists/creators to get paid.

Here's how it works:
1. I create new songs, content, etc. and "behind the scenes" videos.
2. You (the patron) get to be a part of my "inner circle" and receive "early access" to my art and the thinking process behind it.
3. In exchange, I receive a monthly amount of money from you, the patron. (You choose the amount).

In exchange for your support, you’ll receive early access to content as well as  “exclusive” **benefits like (but not limited to):

** For $1.00 per month: (Snow Flake) You'll receive:
  • At least ONE "behind the scenes" photo of what I'm working on each month.
  • I'll be your friend on Facebook and follow you on Instagram.
  • You're part of my Patrons Only Feed.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $5.00 per month: (Snow Flurry) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • A short video of what I'm working on every month.
  • One new song title per month.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $12.00 per month: (Frosty) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • A short video offering a piece of advice, based on what I'm learning, for cultivating your own dreams/ideas.
  • A complimentary homemade snowflake from me in the mail at Christmas. **(Must be supporting me in December for this to apply.)
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $25.00 per month: (Icicle) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • You get to hear new songs first.
  • You get to vote for which songs go on a CD project.**(This applies only when I'm doing a CD — and you must be supporting me over that time.)
  • A piano arrangement of your favorite public domain hymn created by me or a piano version of one of my own songs recorded for you for your birthday.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $50.00 per month: (Blizzard) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • I will write a special letter each month telling you what's going on in my heart and mind and send it to you via snail mail.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $100.00 per month: (Nor'easter) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • A one-hour monthly personal coaching session (by phone or video conferencing) to help you set and achieve your goals. (I have a passion to help others pursue their dreams. I'd love to help you achieve yours). It could also include coaching for songwriting, piano and/or voice (though this would not be your traditional method of teaching - it would be geared toward other performers, like myself, doing what I do.
**(Benefits vary depending on the level of support you choose and will be evolving. Since we're learning together about this new way of connecting, I'd welcome your thoughts about what you'd like to receive from me. As I receive feedback, benefits might change).

Or - you can also just support me and not be bothered with more content. 

So.........
Would you consider joining my team as part of the "member circle" as I continue expanding my music ministry and offering hope to people through music?

If this tugs on your heart, please know that your support is GREATLY appreciated. Just click HERE to get started. (Or click on the orange BECOME A PATRON button).

Thanks!
Frances

FAQ
P.S. You probably have questions—I did too! You can learn more about Patreon by visiting their help desk here.

How often will I be charged? 
You will be charged once a month.  

Is my gift tax deductible?
No. I'm not a 501c3 organization. 

Can I edit or discontinue my pledge at any time?
Yes! Click here to read how to edit or delete your pledge at any time.

Is it safe to use my credit card or PayPal?
Patreon addresses that here!

Can I give a one time gift?
Click here for your answer. (They can explain it better than I).
Tiers
Snowflake.
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Benefit for $1 a month: 
  • At least ONE "behind the scenes" photo of what I'm working on each month. 
  • I'll be your friend on Facebook and follow you on Instagram.
  • You're part of my Patrons Only Feed.
Snow flurry.
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
For $5 a month, you'll receive:

All of the above plus:

  • A short video of what I'm working on every month. 
  • One new song title per month.


(In this "behind the scenes" photo, I'm getting my makeup done for a big rehearsal with Nashville musicians.)

Frosty. (Ooops...now I'm thinking of Wendy's).
$12 or more per month 1 patron
For $12 a month, you'll receive:

All of the above plus:

  • A short video offering a piece of advice, based on what I'm learning, for cultivating your own dreams/ideas.
  • A complimentary homemade snowflake from me in the mail at Christmas.  **(Must be supporting me in December for this to apply.)


(In this "behind the scenes" photo you see what could have been a CD cover for my "Brand New Me" project, but it never made the cut.)

Icicle.
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
For $25 a month you'll receive:

All of the above PLUS:

  • You get to hear new songs first.
  • You get to vote for which songs go on a CD project.**(This applies only when I'm doing a CD — and you must be supporting me over that time.)
  • A piano arrangement of your favorite public domain hymn created by me or a piano version of one of my own songs recorded for you for your birthday.


(In this "behind the scenes" photo, I'm taking a break between sets with the ladies who sang back up in the Christmas show.)

Blizzard. Oooh—I love blizzards!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For $50 a month you'll receive:

All of the above benefits PLUS:

  • I will write a special letter each month telling you what's going on in my heart and mind sent to you via snail mail.   
                                                                                                    
    (In this picture, I'm reading a letter that my mother, now deceased, wrote to me years ago, encouraging me in my music career. I read it to the audience at my Portraits of White Christmas show. It was a very special moment in the concert. A mother told me afterward that she was going to go home and write a letter to each of her children as their Christmas gift.)
Nor'easter (This level gives me goose bumps or should I say chills?!)
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above benefits PLUS:


  • A one hour monthly personal coaching session in my studio or by phone or video conferencing, including but not limited to:
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Songwriting
  • Music (piano and/or voice) 
  • Helping you discover what you were born to do


We can discuss your particular needs and tailor the sessions to fit your desires.

Goals
3 of 50 patrons
I'm looking for 50 patrons to join my "member circle" in an effort to keep creating music that offers hope to audiences all over the world.

Your monthly support will give you early access content and exclusive "behind the scenes" content in exchange for your contributions. 

Thanks for joining my team and helping me offer H.O.P.E. using Humor, Original songs, Personal stories and Encouragement to others.
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Hi, I’m Frances and as you probably know, I’ve made my living for the past two decades writing and performing music. Nashville has a saying: “It all begins with a song.”

Eight albums later, that's certainly been true for me! Take Portraits of White for example. It’s my Christmas/winter album that came about when I was ready to give up on Christmas. I lost two brothers when I was younger, and it had a significant impact on our family holidays. I began writing music about my journey with Christmas, and it not only turned into a full album but a BIG annual Christmas show. Now I offer people hope over the holidays using my music. All because of a song. Here's a promo video for this year's show!


Basically, here's what I do:

  • I offer H.O.P.E. — Humor, Original songs, Personal stories and Encouragement to audiences everywhere I go. 
  • I also write songs for terminally ill children for a non-profit organization called Songs of Love, in NY. I've written hundreds of songs for children over the years. 
Thanks to concerts, blogging, podcasting, Facebook LIVE sessions and the Christmas show, things are growing exponentially. As my ministry and career grows, I have been adding more people to my team to help me. Some are volunteers and some get paid.

I'm excited about an organization that was introduced to me over a year ago that has made a way for musicians like me to bring others on board who would be willing to support me on a monthly basis. I'd like to keep on hiring others to help me so I can have time to keep the main thing the main thing!

Thank God for Patreon! Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists/creators to get paid.

Here's how it works:
1. I create new songs, content, etc. and "behind the scenes" videos.
2. You (the patron) get to be a part of my "inner circle" and receive "early access" to my art and the thinking process behind it.
3. In exchange, I receive a monthly amount of money from you, the patron. (You choose the amount).

In exchange for your support, you’ll receive early access to content as well as  “exclusive” **benefits like (but not limited to):

** For $1.00 per month: (Snow Flake) You'll receive:
  • At least ONE "behind the scenes" photo of what I'm working on each month.
  • I'll be your friend on Facebook and follow you on Instagram.
  • You're part of my Patrons Only Feed.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $5.00 per month: (Snow Flurry) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • A short video of what I'm working on every month.
  • One new song title per month.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $12.00 per month: (Frosty) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • A short video offering a piece of advice, based on what I'm learning, for cultivating your own dreams/ideas.
  • A complimentary homemade snowflake from me in the mail at Christmas. **(Must be supporting me in December for this to apply.)
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $25.00 per month: (Icicle) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • You get to hear new songs first.
  • You get to vote for which songs go on a CD project.**(This applies only when I'm doing a CD — and you must be supporting me over that time.)
  • A piano arrangement of your favorite public domain hymn created by me or a piano version of one of my own songs recorded for you for your birthday.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $50.00 per month: (Blizzard) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • I will write a special letter each month telling you what's going on in my heart and mind and send it to you via snail mail.
_____________________________________________________________________________
** For $100.00 per month: (Nor'easter) You'll receive all of the above, plus:
  • A one-hour monthly personal coaching session (by phone or video conferencing) to help you set and achieve your goals. (I have a passion to help others pursue their dreams. I'd love to help you achieve yours). It could also include coaching for songwriting, piano and/or voice (though this would not be your traditional method of teaching - it would be geared toward other performers, like myself, doing what I do.
**(Benefits vary depending on the level of support you choose and will be evolving. Since we're learning together about this new way of connecting, I'd welcome your thoughts about what you'd like to receive from me. As I receive feedback, benefits might change).

Or - you can also just support me and not be bothered with more content. 

So.........
Would you consider joining my team as part of the "member circle" as I continue expanding my music ministry and offering hope to people through music?

If this tugs on your heart, please know that your support is GREATLY appreciated. Just click HERE to get started. (Or click on the orange BECOME A PATRON button).

Thanks!
Frances

FAQ
P.S. You probably have questions—I did too! You can learn more about Patreon by visiting their help desk here.

How often will I be charged? 
You will be charged once a month.  

Is my gift tax deductible?
No. I'm not a 501c3 organization. 

Can I edit or discontinue my pledge at any time?
Yes! Click here to read how to edit or delete your pledge at any time.

Is it safe to use my credit card or PayPal?
Patreon addresses that here!

Can I give a one time gift?
Click here for your answer. (They can explain it better than I).

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Tiers
Snowflake.
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Benefit for $1 a month: 
  • At least ONE "behind the scenes" photo of what I'm working on each month. 
  • I'll be your friend on Facebook and follow you on Instagram.
  • You're part of my Patrons Only Feed.
Snow flurry.
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
For $5 a month, you'll receive:

All of the above plus:

  • A short video of what I'm working on every month. 
  • One new song title per month.


(In this "behind the scenes" photo, I'm getting my makeup done for a big rehearsal with Nashville musicians.)

Frosty. (Ooops...now I'm thinking of Wendy's).
$12 or more per month 1 patron
For $12 a month, you'll receive:

All of the above plus:

  • A short video offering a piece of advice, based on what I'm learning, for cultivating your own dreams/ideas.
  • A complimentary homemade snowflake from me in the mail at Christmas.  **(Must be supporting me in December for this to apply.)


(In this "behind the scenes" photo you see what could have been a CD cover for my "Brand New Me" project, but it never made the cut.)

Icicle.
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
For $25 a month you'll receive:

All of the above PLUS:

  • You get to hear new songs first.
  • You get to vote for which songs go on a CD project.**(This applies only when I'm doing a CD — and you must be supporting me over that time.)
  • A piano arrangement of your favorite public domain hymn created by me or a piano version of one of my own songs recorded for you for your birthday.


(In this "behind the scenes" photo, I'm taking a break between sets with the ladies who sang back up in the Christmas show.)

Blizzard. Oooh—I love blizzards!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For $50 a month you'll receive:

All of the above benefits PLUS:

  • I will write a special letter each month telling you what's going on in my heart and mind sent to you via snail mail.   
                                                                                                    
    (In this picture, I'm reading a letter that my mother, now deceased, wrote to me years ago, encouraging me in my music career. I read it to the audience at my Portraits of White Christmas show. It was a very special moment in the concert. A mother told me afterward that she was going to go home and write a letter to each of her children as their Christmas gift.)
Nor'easter (This level gives me goose bumps or should I say chills?!)
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above benefits PLUS:


  • A one hour monthly personal coaching session in my studio or by phone or video conferencing, including but not limited to:
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Songwriting
  • Music (piano and/or voice) 
  • Helping you discover what you were born to do


We can discuss your particular needs and tailor the sessions to fit your desires.