Apryl Knight is creating Music
9

patrons

$53
per month
Hello, beautiful people!

Here’s the TL;DR - If you like my music, and are interested in helping me create more of it, please consider becoming my patron for $1 per month (or more!). You’ll be the first to hear my new recordings, and there’s perks!

"Perks, you say?"


Why, yes, I do say! For just $1, you get access to new recordings as I make them, immediate access to mp3 tracks as they are released, song previews & tour announcements available here first, and I’ll thank you for being my patron on my website. You want to give me more than $1? Then scroll down for your rewards, my friend!

A bit more about me - I’ve been a full-time professional musician since 2010, playing mainly Renaissance festivals and SCA events, with the occasional Con thrown in for flavor. I love discovering music from different countries, and I play a ton of instruments - hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, flute, pennywhistle, piano, Pianonomicon (my toy piano-thing), bodhran, and bones - and I sing.

"What is Patreon, anyway?"


Patreon is for artists looking to fund a steady stream of their work on a small scale. I’m asking you to contribute as little as $1 (or as much as you’d like) per month, which will help me with recording, recording equipment, instrument repair, vehicle repair, food…you know, the basics. Patreon allows you to set a month maximum, if you like, and you can cancel or suspend your contributions at any time and we’ll still be friends.

"What all are you planning to do?"


My current project is writing and recording a geek music album (tentatively called "One Nerdy Knight"). I'll be posting all of the song lyrics here as I write them, and also posting the recordings here first.  For 2017, I made a musical Thing A Week for many weeks (it got the best of me, but I'm proud of what I made!) Those videos are on YouTube, but you can see all my outtakes here.  As far as albums go, I've currently got two: “Allons-y! Time Traveler’s Tunes” (what the Doctor might have heard while traveling through time) and "Dance The Knight Away" (SCA Renaissance and Medieval dance tune favorites).  After I'm done with the geek album, I'm planning my take on Hildegard von Bingen’s gorgeous music, the Cantigas de Amigo (Songs of my Boyfriend), and the music of the trobairitz (female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries). Girl Power!  I've also had an idea (thanks to the LORE podcast) to make a holiday album about historical monsters (like Krampus, La Bivana, and so on.) That one is going to be fun!
 I’m also planning on doing some live streaming web concerts. Won't you join me?

"That’s great, but I have this idea for you…"


Awesome! Just as Renaissance patrons had input into the creative processes of their musicians, I would love for you, my patron, to suggest things for me to record. My plethora of instruments and I are at your disposal!
Tiers
Imperial Stormtrooper
$1 or more per month 1 patron
This is basically the same as the $3 per month level, but for people who are patrons to many different artists, and might be spread a bit thin.
• Access to my patron only feed
• Immediate access to mp3 tracks as they are released
• Song previews & tour announcements available here first
• I’ll thank you for being my patron on my website
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
• Access to my patron only feed
• Immediate access to mp3 tracks as they are released
• Song previews & tour announcements available here first
• I’ll thank you for being my patron on my website
Hogwarts Professor
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
• You’ll get the physical CDs I’m recording, as well as any unreleased material (3 month minimum requirement).
• All the perks listed above!
Companion
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
• You get to request one song per month for me to record, and I’ll send you the recording
• You’ll get the physical CDs I’m recording, as well as any unreleased material (2 month minimum requirement)
• All the perks listed above!
Professional Wizard
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
• Access to a once a month patron-only online concert
• All the perks listed above!
Starfleet Captain
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
• Once a month 45 minute piano or music theory lesson either in person or via Skype
• All the perks listed above!
Time Lord/Lady
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Why, you philanthropist, you!
• Your own personal perk - what would you like? A house concert for you and your friends? An original composition just for you? Let me know!
• All the perks listed above!
Goals
$53 of $100 per month
I will write a song exclusively for my beautiful patrons, and send it to you! I'm happy to take all of your suggestions - will it be a song about malfunctioning robots?  Hedgehogs and cats taking over the world? In any case, it'll be fun!
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Hello, beautiful people!

Here’s the TL;DR - If you like my music, and are interested in helping me create more of it, please consider becoming my patron for $1 per month (or more!). You’ll be the first to hear my new recordings, and there’s perks!

"Perks, you say?"


Why, yes, I do say! For just $1, you get access to new recordings as I make them, immediate access to mp3 tracks as they are released, song previews & tour announcements available here first, and I’ll thank you for being my patron on my website. You want to give me more than $1? Then scroll down for your rewards, my friend!

A bit more about me - I’ve been a full-time professional musician since 2010, playing mainly Renaissance festivals and SCA events, with the occasional Con thrown in for flavor. I love discovering music from different countries, and I play a ton of instruments - hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, flute, pennywhistle, piano, Pianonomicon (my toy piano-thing), bodhran, and bones - and I sing.

"What is Patreon, anyway?"


Patreon is for artists looking to fund a steady stream of their work on a small scale. I’m asking you to contribute as little as $1 (or as much as you’d like) per month, which will help me with recording, recording equipment, instrument repair, vehicle repair, food…you know, the basics. Patreon allows you to set a month maximum, if you like, and you can cancel or suspend your contributions at any time and we’ll still be friends.

"What all are you planning to do?"


My current project is writing and recording a geek music album (tentatively called "One Nerdy Knight"). I'll be posting all of the song lyrics here as I write them, and also posting the recordings here first.  For 2017, I made a musical Thing A Week for many weeks (it got the best of me, but I'm proud of what I made!) Those videos are on YouTube, but you can see all my outtakes here.  As far as albums go, I've currently got two: “Allons-y! Time Traveler’s Tunes” (what the Doctor might have heard while traveling through time) and "Dance The Knight Away" (SCA Renaissance and Medieval dance tune favorites).  After I'm done with the geek album, I'm planning my take on Hildegard von Bingen’s gorgeous music, the Cantigas de Amigo (Songs of my Boyfriend), and the music of the trobairitz (female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries). Girl Power!  I've also had an idea (thanks to the LORE podcast) to make a holiday album about historical monsters (like Krampus, La Bivana, and so on.) That one is going to be fun!
 I’m also planning on doing some live streaming web concerts. Won't you join me?

"That’s great, but I have this idea for you…"


Awesome! Just as Renaissance patrons had input into the creative processes of their musicians, I would love for you, my patron, to suggest things for me to record. My plethora of instruments and I are at your disposal!

Recent posts by Apryl Knight

Tiers
Imperial Stormtrooper
$1 or more per month 1 patron
This is basically the same as the $3 per month level, but for people who are patrons to many different artists, and might be spread a bit thin.
• Access to my patron only feed
• Immediate access to mp3 tracks as they are released
• Song previews & tour announcements available here first
• I’ll thank you for being my patron on my website
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
• Access to my patron only feed
• Immediate access to mp3 tracks as they are released
• Song previews & tour announcements available here first
• I’ll thank you for being my patron on my website
Hogwarts Professor
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
• You’ll get the physical CDs I’m recording, as well as any unreleased material (3 month minimum requirement).
• All the perks listed above!
Companion
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
• You get to request one song per month for me to record, and I’ll send you the recording
• You’ll get the physical CDs I’m recording, as well as any unreleased material (2 month minimum requirement)
• All the perks listed above!
Professional Wizard
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
• Access to a once a month patron-only online concert
• All the perks listed above!
Starfleet Captain
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
• Once a month 45 minute piano or music theory lesson either in person or via Skype
• All the perks listed above!
Time Lord/Lady
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Why, you philanthropist, you!
• Your own personal perk - what would you like? A house concert for you and your friends? An original composition just for you? Let me know!
• All the perks listed above!