Brett Ridgeway's Learning for Life is creating Music Lesson Videos
23

patrons

$114
per month
Hi Everyone, My name is Brett and I offer FREE weekly video lessons on YouTube for Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, and Clawhammer Banjo. Along with these lessons, I share tips and ideas from emotional support and encouragement to helpful exercises to bring your playing and learning along and to hopefully motivate any musician of any instrument. I remember vividly the frustration and struggle when trying to learn to play and as a result have that same empathy for those on the same path. I truly love what I do and put great care and time into producing videos that are quality and thoughtful in content and NOT the "you get what you pay for" approach. And I am thankful to so many for the love, encouragement, and expressed thankfulness of these free lessons.I sincerely hope they are a blessing and encouragement to you.

So why am I on Patreon? Patreon is a place for you to show your support and appreciation for the art/music/creation. When beginning this journey, my goal to offer free lessons was in hopes of making this free to you and monetizing with YouTube to help cover expenses, but our community, in the big scheme of things is a very small community. In essence, my original plan of providing free lessons is for those YouTube creators receiving millions of hits. A fellow YouTube creator suggested I turn to Patreon and here I am. For a full-time musician, income is like a roller coaster, up and down and never able to get too comfortable;  it can be tough sometimes to keep income steady while taking the time to shoot, edit, and  produce new lessons every week, but this is where patreons who believe in what I am endeavoring, can make a difference- when they've signed up, pledged and have helped to support my work on a monthly basis.

My goal is to make this experience as personal as possible. If you would to learn more of what I do, talk to me privately, get questions answered in detail, receive personal help and live lessons, get free stickers, a personalized, "I Support Traditional Music" button, CDs, all offered at different support tiers. Thank you kindly for all your help and thank you for joining me on this learning for life journey!


Tiers
Chorus Trail
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for joining me on this journey of musical learning for life! Now let's make some beautiful music!


In joining this tier, you will receive:

1. A personalized "I Support Traditional Music" button with your choice of instrument.

2. Name in credits on all lesson videos.

3. Patreon Only Content

Harmony Trail
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Thanks for joining me on this musical journey and for taking this next step! Its always nice to have good company, and encouragement along the way. In joining this tier, you will receive:


1. Name in credits of all lesson videos


2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content
Free Sticker of your choice


4.   5% off of all all merchandise on my website

Melody Trail
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
Well aren't you starting to stand out! Thank you for you help and support on this musical trek! In this tier (six months minimum) you will receive:

 

1. Name in credits of all lesson videos

2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content

4. Free Sticker of your choice


5. 10% of all all merchandise on my website

6. A  CD of your choice



Duet Trail (six month minimum)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
My what a dedicated hiker you are! Thank you truly for you help and support on this musical venture! In this tier you will receive:

 

1. Name in credits of all lesson videos

2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content

4. Free Sticker of your choice


5. 10% off all merchandise on my website

6. 2 CDs of your choice

7. 1 book from my on-line store

8. A monthly one-on-one  30 minute lesson check-up



Outstanding Performance Trail
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Walk with me! Thank you so much for your dedication to this journey, your help and support on this musical venture is very much appreciated. In this tier you will receive:

 

1. Name in credits of all lesson videos

2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content

4. Instrument Sticker of your choice

5. Heavy Duty "Traditional Music is My Happy Place" Magnet

6. "Traditional Music is My Happy Place" Sticker 


7. 10% off all merchandise on my website

8. All of my CDs

9. One of my books from my on-line store

10. A monthly one-on-one  30 minute lesson check-up



Hi Everyone, My name is Brett and I offer FREE weekly video lessons on YouTube for Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, and Clawhammer Banjo. Along with these lessons, I share tips and ideas from emotional support and encouragement to helpful exercises to bring your playing and learning along and to hopefully motivate any musician of any instrument. I remember vividly the frustration and struggle when trying to learn to play and as a result have that same empathy for those on the same path. I truly love what I do and put great care and time into producing videos that are quality and thoughtful in content and NOT the "you get what you pay for" approach. And I am thankful to so many for the love, encouragement, and expressed thankfulness of these free lessons.I sincerely hope they are a blessing and encouragement to you.

So why am I on Patreon? Patreon is a place for you to show your support and appreciation for the art/music/creation. When beginning this journey, my goal to offer free lessons was in hopes of making this free to you and monetizing with YouTube to help cover expenses, but our community, in the big scheme of things is a very small community. In essence, my original plan of providing free lessons is for those YouTube creators receiving millions of hits. A fellow YouTube creator suggested I turn to Patreon and here I am. For a full-time musician, income is like a roller coaster, up and down and never able to get too comfortable;  it can be tough sometimes to keep income steady while taking the time to shoot, edit, and  produce new lessons every week, but this is where patreons who believe in what I am endeavoring, can make a difference- when they've signed up, pledged and have helped to support my work on a monthly basis.

My goal is to make this experience as personal as possible. If you would to learn more of what I do, talk to me privately, get questions answered in detail, receive personal help and live lessons, get free stickers, a personalized, "I Support Traditional Music" button, CDs, all offered at different support tiers. Thank you kindly for all your help and thank you for joining me on this learning for life journey!


Recent posts by Brett Ridgeway's Learning for Life

Tiers
Chorus Trail
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for joining me on this journey of musical learning for life! Now let's make some beautiful music!


In joining this tier, you will receive:

1. A personalized "I Support Traditional Music" button with your choice of instrument.

2. Name in credits on all lesson videos.

3. Patreon Only Content

Harmony Trail
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Thanks for joining me on this musical journey and for taking this next step! Its always nice to have good company, and encouragement along the way. In joining this tier, you will receive:


1. Name in credits of all lesson videos


2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content
Free Sticker of your choice


4.   5% off of all all merchandise on my website

Melody Trail
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
Well aren't you starting to stand out! Thank you for you help and support on this musical trek! In this tier (six months minimum) you will receive:

 

1. Name in credits of all lesson videos

2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content

4. Free Sticker of your choice


5. 10% of all all merchandise on my website

6. A  CD of your choice



Duet Trail (six month minimum)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
My what a dedicated hiker you are! Thank you truly for you help and support on this musical venture! In this tier you will receive:

 

1. Name in credits of all lesson videos

2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content

4. Free Sticker of your choice


5. 10% off all merchandise on my website

6. 2 CDs of your choice

7. 1 book from my on-line store

8. A monthly one-on-one  30 minute lesson check-up



Outstanding Performance Trail
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Walk with me! Thank you so much for your dedication to this journey, your help and support on this musical venture is very much appreciated. In this tier you will receive:

 

1. Name in credits of all lesson videos

2. A customized button that reads, "I Support Traditional Music"

3. Access to Patreon Only Content

4. Instrument Sticker of your choice

5. Heavy Duty "Traditional Music is My Happy Place" Magnet

6. "Traditional Music is My Happy Place" Sticker 


7. 10% off all merchandise on my website

8. All of my CDs

9. One of my books from my on-line store

10. A monthly one-on-one  30 minute lesson check-up