Bing Futch is creating Music and Video
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patrons

$2,763
per month
To all who come to this happy page; WELCOME! (Lovingly paraphrased from Walt Disney.)

You've arrived at The Bing Futch Patreon Channel, which is an exclusive subscription service featuring my music, video, printed works and more.  I signed up as a creator on Patreon back in September of 2014 and have been absolutely blown away by the support of my patrons!  Starting at just $5 per month, about the price of a Venti Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks, you get an "all-access pass" and there are extra perks for pledging higher amounts.

Along with everything in The Patreon Vault, you also get immediate access to new music, demos, live concerts, online workshops, tutorials, world premiere score arrangements and behind-the-scenes footage plus live Q&A sessions and chat.  I also produce video content exclusively for my Patreon Channel including Mailbag Monday, Disney Overload, Patreon Moments, The Drone Zone, Milagro Kitchen, Tour Eats and In-Studio With Bing Futch.

As a full-time musician, I know that it can be tough sometimes to keep income steady while taking the time to write, shoot, produce new projects and, last but not least, practice and rehearse. This is where my patrons have truly taken it to the next level, because they've signed up, pledged and have helped to support my work on a daily basis.

Thanks to my patrons, I've been able to upgrade studio equipment, invest in new music gear, expand operations and have a cushion each month during the slow times.  Production values have increased across the board, budgets for promotions and marketing have been made available and there's even been emergency support for touring vehicle breakdowns.  Not a single day goes by that isn't effected in some way by patrons - they are truly a part of my art!

Here are some of the projects that are being brought to fruition thanks to my patrons!:

New Recordings and Publications 

2018 is the year of "the constant recording effort" in order to keep creative juices flowing and lots of new music emerging. Alongside that, I've got some instructional books that I'll be writing as well. Just some of the upcoming projects are:

  • Mountain Dulcimer in The Band Book 7
  • "Dulcimerica: Volume 4" album
  • Previews NOW of "The Beauty and the Terror" album
  • Previews NOW of "Disney Dulcimer Dreams" book and CD
  • Previews NOW of "Quarters" album

By becoming a patron, you will receive all of the tracks from these recordings as each one is completed. You'll also receive bits of each book while the writing is in process, so you'll get a sneak preview before anyone else! Funds raised through Patreon go towards the purchase and maintenance of gear and software which will allow me to more efficiently produce music, video and new publications. 

School & Library Music Education Programs

One of my greatest passions is presenting music education programs at schools and libraries.

As a kid, I became inspired by the artists who came to my school and shared their gifts through music and history.  It's given me great joy to visit schools and libraries all across the country, introducing folks from all generations to the music and the roots of tradition as well as the future. I've also presented a number of Blues In The Schools programs on behalf of the Orange Blossom Blues Society and really enjoy bringing the past and present of blues music together for the next generation of musicians.  Your pledges will help me to continue taking these programs to places where the budgets have been cut or outright removed.

Continued "Dulcimerica" Production

The "Dulcimerica" video podcast celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2017 and it remains free to view on YouTube and Apple iTunes. But I also upload the pure HD quality episodes here for your downloading pleasure. Funds raised through Patreon are used for data storage costs as well as keeping production equipment up-to-date and maintained for future episodes.

Road Emergency Fund

My music and teaching finds me traveling over 40,000 miles a year from coast to coast and border to border, which puts lots of wear and tear on my motorhome, "Imua", a 26' Fleetwood Tioga Ranger. Breakdowns happen sometimes and my patrons have been there to help get through emergency situations requiring towing and repair as well as preventative maintenance. Having a little extra money each month helps to sail through these situations when they arise!

Be A Part Of The Art

So, you see, your pledge will go a long way in helping support my creations in a number of mediums; audio, video, print and live presentation! Patreon makes it easier for you to get involved and become a part of the art. Thank you all, so much, for taking the time to visit my Patreon Channel and I hope you'll take me up on the invitation to sample some of the content that's available here every day.  Stay long, browse much and I hope to see you somewhere along life's vast, musical highway.

All my best,

Bing

P.S.  To get a taste of what I've been offering on my Patreon Channel, check out the "open house" link in the Featured Tags section on the left towards the top of the page.  It's all yours to view, download and enjoy for free! Once you become a patron, all of the patron-only posts will unlock for you to access. Thanks for visiting and taking a look!
Tiers
Pearl Level
$5 or more per month 314 patrons
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
Sapphire Level
$10 or more per month 37 patrons
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Turquoise Level
$12 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Jade Level
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Ruby Level
$20 or more per month 13 patrons
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode.
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Emerald Level
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Topaz Level
$35 or more per month 1 patron
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Amethyst Level
$40 or more per month 3 patrons
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends! 
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Alexandrite Level
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Silver Level
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
  • An extended "Dulcimerica" episode featuring YOU! (Or a profile of a player you admire.)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Gold Level
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A signed and personalized hard copy of everything I've published with Folkcraft Instruments ("Getting Started With Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer" and "Method For Bass Mountain Dulcimer.")
  • An extended "Dulcimerica" episode featuring YOU! (Or a profile of a player you admire.)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Diamond Level
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Paid annual registration to the Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat including 4 NIGHTS of lodging at the Homosassa Riverside Resort or Homosassa River RV Resort PLUS a day's admission to a Walt Disney World theme park of your choice with me as your tour guide! Diamond Level patrons also receive personal music coaching. (travel not included - must redeem nights during the retreat)
  • A signed and personalized hard copy of everything I've published with Folkcraft Instruments ("Getting Started With Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer" and "Method For Bass Mountain Dulcimer.")
  • An extended "Dulcimerica" episode featuring YOU! (Or a profile of a player you admire.)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Serendibite Level
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will produce an E.P. for you!  If you're a musician, I'll bring the studio to you and we'll record a six-song album, which I'll help you design and prepare for sharing with others.  If you're a fan, I'll record a six-song album of tracks just for you! You choose the subject matter and styles and your name will go on the record as a "creative consultant."
  • Paid annual registration to the Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat including 4 NIGHTS of lodging at the Homosassa Riverside Resort or Homosassa River RV Resort PLUS a day's admission to a Walt Disney World theme park of your choice with me as your tour guide! Serendibite Level patrons also receive personal music coaching. (travel not included - must redeem nights during the retreat)
  • A signed and personalized hard copy of everything I've published, including Folkcraft-published books and DVDs
  • One full day admission to Epcot at Walt Disney World with me as your personal guide! (travel and lodging not included)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Goals
$2,763 of $3,000 per month
Upon reaching this next big milestone goal, I will send all current patrons a special Bing Futch branded gift package containing some super-cool limited-edition iterms. I'll also perform a special 4-hour "Celebration Concert" online featuring your requests and AMA (Ask Me Anything)!  We're striving for $3000 pledged per month to help support studio production (cloud-based data storage, network drives expansion, 8-channel audio interface upgrade, ROLI Seaboard Rise controller and MIDI mountain dulcimer R&D/construction), live performances (Bose L1 Compact) and motorhome repair/maintenance (Onan 4000 generator replacement, plumbing system repair.)
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To all who come to this happy page; WELCOME! (Lovingly paraphrased from Walt Disney.)

You've arrived at The Bing Futch Patreon Channel, which is an exclusive subscription service featuring my music, video, printed works and more.  I signed up as a creator on Patreon back in September of 2014 and have been absolutely blown away by the support of my patrons!  Starting at just $5 per month, about the price of a Venti Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks, you get an "all-access pass" and there are extra perks for pledging higher amounts.

Along with everything in The Patreon Vault, you also get immediate access to new music, demos, live concerts, online workshops, tutorials, world premiere score arrangements and behind-the-scenes footage plus live Q&A sessions and chat.  I also produce video content exclusively for my Patreon Channel including Mailbag Monday, Disney Overload, Patreon Moments, The Drone Zone, Milagro Kitchen, Tour Eats and In-Studio With Bing Futch.

As a full-time musician, I know that it can be tough sometimes to keep income steady while taking the time to write, shoot, produce new projects and, last but not least, practice and rehearse. This is where my patrons have truly taken it to the next level, because they've signed up, pledged and have helped to support my work on a daily basis.

Thanks to my patrons, I've been able to upgrade studio equipment, invest in new music gear, expand operations and have a cushion each month during the slow times.  Production values have increased across the board, budgets for promotions and marketing have been made available and there's even been emergency support for touring vehicle breakdowns.  Not a single day goes by that isn't effected in some way by patrons - they are truly a part of my art!

Here are some of the projects that are being brought to fruition thanks to my patrons!:

New Recordings and Publications 

2018 is the year of "the constant recording effort" in order to keep creative juices flowing and lots of new music emerging. Alongside that, I've got some instructional books that I'll be writing as well. Just some of the upcoming projects are:

  • Mountain Dulcimer in The Band Book 7
  • "Dulcimerica: Volume 4" album
  • Previews NOW of "The Beauty and the Terror" album
  • Previews NOW of "Disney Dulcimer Dreams" book and CD
  • Previews NOW of "Quarters" album

By becoming a patron, you will receive all of the tracks from these recordings as each one is completed. You'll also receive bits of each book while the writing is in process, so you'll get a sneak preview before anyone else! Funds raised through Patreon go towards the purchase and maintenance of gear and software which will allow me to more efficiently produce music, video and new publications. 

School & Library Music Education Programs

One of my greatest passions is presenting music education programs at schools and libraries.

As a kid, I became inspired by the artists who came to my school and shared their gifts through music and history.  It's given me great joy to visit schools and libraries all across the country, introducing folks from all generations to the music and the roots of tradition as well as the future. I've also presented a number of Blues In The Schools programs on behalf of the Orange Blossom Blues Society and really enjoy bringing the past and present of blues music together for the next generation of musicians.  Your pledges will help me to continue taking these programs to places where the budgets have been cut or outright removed.

Continued "Dulcimerica" Production

The "Dulcimerica" video podcast celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2017 and it remains free to view on YouTube and Apple iTunes. But I also upload the pure HD quality episodes here for your downloading pleasure. Funds raised through Patreon are used for data storage costs as well as keeping production equipment up-to-date and maintained for future episodes.

Road Emergency Fund

My music and teaching finds me traveling over 40,000 miles a year from coast to coast and border to border, which puts lots of wear and tear on my motorhome, "Imua", a 26' Fleetwood Tioga Ranger. Breakdowns happen sometimes and my patrons have been there to help get through emergency situations requiring towing and repair as well as preventative maintenance. Having a little extra money each month helps to sail through these situations when they arise!

Be A Part Of The Art

So, you see, your pledge will go a long way in helping support my creations in a number of mediums; audio, video, print and live presentation! Patreon makes it easier for you to get involved and become a part of the art. Thank you all, so much, for taking the time to visit my Patreon Channel and I hope you'll take me up on the invitation to sample some of the content that's available here every day.  Stay long, browse much and I hope to see you somewhere along life's vast, musical highway.

All my best,

Bing

P.S.  To get a taste of what I've been offering on my Patreon Channel, check out the "open house" link in the Featured Tags section on the left towards the top of the page.  It's all yours to view, download and enjoy for free! Once you become a patron, all of the patron-only posts will unlock for you to access. Thanks for visiting and taking a look!

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Tiers
Pearl Level
$5 or more per month 314 patrons
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
Sapphire Level
$10 or more per month 37 patrons
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Turquoise Level
$12 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Jade Level
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Ruby Level
$20 or more per month 13 patrons
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode.
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Emerald Level
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Topaz Level
$35 or more per month 1 patron
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Amethyst Level
$40 or more per month 3 patrons
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends! 
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Alexandrite Level
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Silver Level
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
  • An extended "Dulcimerica" episode featuring YOU! (Or a profile of a player you admire.)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Gold Level
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A signed and personalized hard copy of everything I've published with Folkcraft Instruments ("Getting Started With Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer" and "Method For Bass Mountain Dulcimer.")
  • An extended "Dulcimerica" episode featuring YOU! (Or a profile of a player you admire.)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Diamond Level
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Paid annual registration to the Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat including 4 NIGHTS of lodging at the Homosassa Riverside Resort or Homosassa River RV Resort PLUS a day's admission to a Walt Disney World theme park of your choice with me as your tour guide! Diamond Level patrons also receive personal music coaching. (travel not included - must redeem nights during the retreat)
  • A signed and personalized hard copy of everything I've published with Folkcraft Instruments ("Getting Started With Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer", "Method For Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer" and "Method For Bass Mountain Dulcimer.")
  • An extended "Dulcimerica" episode featuring YOU! (Or a profile of a player you admire.)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!
Serendibite Level
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will produce an E.P. for you!  If you're a musician, I'll bring the studio to you and we'll record a six-song album, which I'll help you design and prepare for sharing with others.  If you're a fan, I'll record a six-song album of tracks just for you! You choose the subject matter and styles and your name will go on the record as a "creative consultant."
  • Paid annual registration to the Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat including 4 NIGHTS of lodging at the Homosassa Riverside Resort or Homosassa River RV Resort PLUS a day's admission to a Walt Disney World theme park of your choice with me as your tour guide! Serendibite Level patrons also receive personal music coaching. (travel not included - must redeem nights during the retreat)
  • A signed and personalized hard copy of everything I've published, including Folkcraft-published books and DVDs
  • One full day admission to Epcot at Walt Disney World with me as your personal guide! (travel and lodging not included)
  • A free annual house concert for you and anyone that you'd like to invite!
  • I'll come to your house and prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and your friends!
  • Four hours of private lessons on mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, music theory or home studio recording
  • Special Limited Edition Bing Futch T-Shirt
  • 10% off all items in my online store at BingFutch.com including lessons (must be an active patron for discount)
  • A "Dulcimerica" video shout-out at the beginning of an episode
  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature
  • Unlimited Access to this Patreon Channel!