Allie Jean Music

is creating an album & online courses for kids and their grown-ups!

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Itsy-Bitsy Spider

$1
per month
Help me build my "web"!

It costs money to put things on the internet. My website (www.alliejeanmusic.com) is paid for and finished "enough for now". Sending emails to my email list costs $127/year. My social media accounts got hacked and I have to build them over again, and after I do that then I'll need to run ads to gain followers.

Making the songs available on streaming platforms like Apple Music will also have a cost.

When you join this tier, you get:
1. the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you're helping me offset these web-based costs
2. behind-the-scenes posts here on Patreon
3. a shout-out on social media. Woo-hoo!
  • Shout-out
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Mole in the Ground

$5
per month
If I's a mole in the ground, I'd root that mountain down...loads!

Join this tier to get everything in the lower one PLUS downloads of the songs when they're ready!
  • Shout-out
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Digital downloads

Bell Cow

$10
per month
One of these days when I learn how, I'm gonna milk that darned old cow.

OR learn that darned old instrument!

If you join this tier, you get access to instructional videos and materials I will make for the SING & PLAY online courses.

AND you still get everything in the lower tiers!
  • Shout-out
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Digital downloads
  • Video tutorials & lessons

23

patrons

$241

per month

About Allie Jean Music

Hey! I'm Allie. I'm a musician, teacher, and mom. I've taught public school, summer camps, music camps, and private lessons. I've performed on stages from Hawaii to France. My son Daniel is 18 months old had has a rare genetic condition.

Although I've been making music since I was 2 (on the harmonica, according to my mom!), my musical projects have always been collaborations with others (The Whipstitch Sallies, Tobe & Allie, The Freight Hoppers, Frank & Allie, The Smoky Mountaineers). But now I finally have an idea all my own that connects my music, teaching, and mom-ing together. Wanna hear it?

I want to help parents connect with their kids through making music together!

We all know kids love music and that it's awesome for their development, right? But we also know that some of the music kids love is just not grown-ups' favorite to listen to. Also, there are so many grown ups who haven't had the chance to learn to play instruments they're drawn to.

Plus, music is scientifically proven to create connection between people. Why not use music to bond with your child? All the love and bonding you do with your child when they are small is an investment in your relationship for the rest of their lives.

That's why I'm making an album that kids AND grown-ups can enjoy. It will be rooted in American folk music traditions, and I'm making lessons to teach you how to play real instruments along with all the songs! The album is called SING & PLAY ALL DAY!

Toward the end of 2021, my life shifted in a way I didn't foresee. After the transition, I realized that making an album is something I could do as an exercise in healing and self-strengthening. Although I've been playing music and recording since I was 15 (that's over 20 years!), I've never made a *real* album on my own.

I've chosen 16 songs for SING & PLAY ALL DAY, including a few that I've written for Daniel. I've already recorded the scratch tracks! I'm also thrilled about the guest musicians I'll have playing and the top-notch producer who will mix and master to make it all sound magical. I've also chosen the graphic designer who will lay out the packaging.

Not only do I want SING & PLAY ALL DAY to be listenable. I also want it to be jammable. I want it to be easy to play along. And I'm creating self-paced online courses to help kid and their grownups play along on harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, or guitar!

I've recorded all the songs for SING & PLAY ALL DAY in the key of C. If you're not sure what that means, it means that if you sat down to the piano with my album playing, you could play any white key at any time and it would sound pretty good. :-) Many people have a ukulele, harmonica, or guitar hanging around their house, but they don't know how to play it. You can get instant gratification on any of those instruments in the key of C.

My main featured musician, playing percussion and adding vocals, will be my son Daniel. Since he's a bit unpredictable at this toddler age, I can't promise what instruments he'll play or how much he will play, but I'm definitely going to give him the opportunity to document his singing, drumming, piano playing, and tambourine shaking. Not only because he is good at it, but also because including him despite his age and his limb difference reinforces one of my core beliefs: Everyone can have fun playing with music.

Daniel has been listening to me play a variety of instruments since he was in the womb. His love of music is incredible. His 9-second video of him playing the drums at an old time jam went mega-viral on TikTok, with over 44 million views. It's clear that my little guy has a future in music. I can't wait for you to hear what he'll do on this album of songs he loves!

Your support on Patreon means the world to me. My full-time job is staying home with Daniel. The transition I mentioned earlier involved losing the gainful music gig that I loved, and unfortunately, being the mom doesn't come with a salary. Making the SING & PLAY ALL DAY album and courses is a way for me to not only stretch myself musically and professionally, but also bring in a trickle of income while being an example to Daniel of not giving up your dreams.

Goals
$240.55 of $500 per month
When I reach $500, I'll share a rough draft of one of the songs from the SING & PLAY ALL DAY album.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 17 exclusive posts
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Video

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