Cynthia Lin is creating ukulele videos and tutorials
2,704

patrons


MY MISSION
:

I share ukulele tutorials and arrangements for free on YouTube because I believe that
  1. everyone has the ability to create and make music
  2. through teaching ukulele, i can help more people access their creative abilities
  3. the joy and creative empowerment of making music can change the world for the better 

THE BACKSTORY:

Aloha uke friends!

My romance with the ukulele began about 4 years ago. After 6 years of touring and traveling with my beloved Taylor guitar, I was tired of constantly worrying about grumpy flight attendants and passengers who might inadvertently cram their luggage on top of my instrument. The size of the uke attracted me; the cultural phenomenon that the Uke has become won me over.

While learning to dance hula in Chicago (of all places), I began singing with my kumu (teacher) and fell in love with Hawaiian music, those lush irresistible harmonies and the heart-and-soul storytelling approach. When I left Chicago, my kumu gifted me an ukulele. It would be a few more years until I would play ukulele regularly.

Now I play uke everyday. I teach ukulele classes 3 times a week, perform jazz ukulele gigs a couple times a month, and have written several songs on the uke. My ukulele video tutorials have become more and more popular (thank you!), and I love sharing the joy that comes from simply strumming, singing, and playing the uke. I believe anyone can learn to play and enjoy making music on this instrument, and there is nothing more magical than making music.

My growth on the uke has everything to do with my sharing the instrument. I'm taking on the #100DaysofUkuleleSongs project to push myself to share more, and I've created this Patreon page to give the uke fans and fellow players out there a way to support my teaching and playing. I love the craft of creating special uke arrangements for my favorite songs. With your support, I'll be able to focus more energy on creating arrangements and producing videos and tutorials.

I've posted free ukulele tutorials because I believe my teaching style can help people grasp the basics of ukulele faster (and thereby spread the joy of ukulele faster!). You may have found me because your romance with the Uke has just begun - I encourage you to share that joy with others. If you'd like to support my teaching and playing, I welcome it, but I intend to continue posting and sharing regardless because it's the best way I can bring more music to the world.

I'll be posting a new video everyday for 100 days, and we'll see what happens beyond. Please keep watching, strumming along, and spreading the word. Follow your passion, and go play uke!
Tiers
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
$1 or more per month
  • All Patrons will get to VOTE for the monthly Play-Along song.  I'll make one Patron-supported Play-Along video each month - I'll publish the video on YouTube and post the chord chart for free download.  Voting takes place through posts that only Patrons can see.
  • As of January 2018, ALL Patrons get access to watch the monthly Live Lesson recordings after the monthly Play-Along goes public.  (To participate in the live chat for the Live Lesson and get early access, upgrade to the $5 level)
EARLY ACCESS to NEW CHORD CHARTS
$3 or more per month
  • $3+ Patrons will get EARLY ACCESS to NEW CHORD CHARTS, downloadable via posts in the Patreon feed.  I'll post a NEW CHORD CHART for the vote-winning song on the day of the Live Lesson.
  • You'll also get access to VOTE for the tutorial of the month.
LIVE LESSON
$5 or more per month
  • $5+ Patrons can tune in LIVE and get early access to a monthly LIVE LESSON of the vote-winning song.  The Live Lessons have become a monthly Patron online hangout - the Patrons can live chat with me and with each other, and I teach a new arrangement of the winning song.  Along with strumming and chording techniques, I often share a little theory behind the arrangement or the songwriting.  The live lesson will typically happen on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:30pm Pacific Time.
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including VOTING and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
BEGINNER-FRIENDLY LIVE JAM + UKULELE101 SONGBOOK
$10 or more per month
  • $10+ Patrons get access to a monthly BEGINNER-FRIENDLY LIVE JAM and the UKULELE101 SONGBOOK You'll get immediate access to download my Ukulele 101 Songbook which has my first 6 lessons from YouTube plus more Beginner Jam songs.  Tune in LIVE to jam with me and your fellow Patrons - all Live Jams are recorded so that you can watch later and review for practice, and you'll have access to all archived jams.  My goal is to make jamming accessible and fun for new players - we'll play through songs together focusing on beginner level skills like chord transitions and strumming.  I'll also give intermediate variations for more advanced players, but the focus is Beginner-friendly.  The Live Jam will typically happen on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4:30pm Pacific Time. 
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
INTERMEDIATE JAM
$20 or more per month
  • $20+ Patrons get access to a monthly ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE - LEVEL LIVE JAM and accompanying chord chart Jam Packet.   This level is intended for those who are beyond beginner and seek a bit of challenge.  We'll focus on fingerpicking, advanced strumming, and expanding our chord base.  Since this will be a smaller group, we can decide together on jam themes and skills to work on.  (note: All Live Jams are recorded so that you can watch later and review for practice.)  The Intermediate Live Jam will typically happen on the 4th Thursday of every month at 4:30pm Pacific Time.  
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including NEWBIE JAM, LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
SPECIAL LIVESTREAM WORKSHOP
$25 or more per month
  • $25+ Patrons get access to a SPECIAL LIVESTREAM WORKSHOP.   This summer, Cynthia is teaching a Hawaiian Uke Performance Intensive, and this level gets access to the class livestreams.  You'll be a virtual student in Cynthia's class and learn about performing as a group.  Details at https://e.sparxo.com/hawaiianintensive  
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including INTERMEDIATE JAM, NEWBIE JAM, LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
CUSTOM SONG & DEDICATION
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
  • After 12 months of pledging at the $50 level, I will create a custom ukulele arrangement of the SONG OF YOUR CHOICE and post a tutorial video for it, and I'll dedicate it to you or whomever you like.  If there's a song you are burning to learn, here's your chance. Perfect for a birthday or anniversary gift! 
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including BOTH LIVE JAMS, LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
Goals
1000 – reached! patrons
ALL-REQUEST CONCERT for Patrons-only!  
When we hit 1000 Patrons, we'll have an online concert for Patrons only, and I'll let the Patrons pick the songs. :)
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MY MISSION
:

I share ukulele tutorials and arrangements for free on YouTube because I believe that
  1. everyone has the ability to create and make music
  2. through teaching ukulele, i can help more people access their creative abilities
  3. the joy and creative empowerment of making music can change the world for the better 

THE BACKSTORY:

Aloha uke friends!

My romance with the ukulele began about 4 years ago. After 6 years of touring and traveling with my beloved Taylor guitar, I was tired of constantly worrying about grumpy flight attendants and passengers who might inadvertently cram their luggage on top of my instrument. The size of the uke attracted me; the cultural phenomenon that the Uke has become won me over.

While learning to dance hula in Chicago (of all places), I began singing with my kumu (teacher) and fell in love with Hawaiian music, those lush irresistible harmonies and the heart-and-soul storytelling approach. When I left Chicago, my kumu gifted me an ukulele. It would be a few more years until I would play ukulele regularly.

Now I play uke everyday. I teach ukulele classes 3 times a week, perform jazz ukulele gigs a couple times a month, and have written several songs on the uke. My ukulele video tutorials have become more and more popular (thank you!), and I love sharing the joy that comes from simply strumming, singing, and playing the uke. I believe anyone can learn to play and enjoy making music on this instrument, and there is nothing more magical than making music.

My growth on the uke has everything to do with my sharing the instrument. I'm taking on the #100DaysofUkuleleSongs project to push myself to share more, and I've created this Patreon page to give the uke fans and fellow players out there a way to support my teaching and playing. I love the craft of creating special uke arrangements for my favorite songs. With your support, I'll be able to focus more energy on creating arrangements and producing videos and tutorials.

I've posted free ukulele tutorials because I believe my teaching style can help people grasp the basics of ukulele faster (and thereby spread the joy of ukulele faster!). You may have found me because your romance with the Uke has just begun - I encourage you to share that joy with others. If you'd like to support my teaching and playing, I welcome it, but I intend to continue posting and sharing regardless because it's the best way I can bring more music to the world.

I'll be posting a new video everyday for 100 days, and we'll see what happens beyond. Please keep watching, strumming along, and spreading the word. Follow your passion, and go play uke!

Recent posts by Cynthia Lin

Tiers
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
$1 or more per month
  • All Patrons will get to VOTE for the monthly Play-Along song.  I'll make one Patron-supported Play-Along video each month - I'll publish the video on YouTube and post the chord chart for free download.  Voting takes place through posts that only Patrons can see.
  • As of January 2018, ALL Patrons get access to watch the monthly Live Lesson recordings after the monthly Play-Along goes public.  (To participate in the live chat for the Live Lesson and get early access, upgrade to the $5 level)
EARLY ACCESS to NEW CHORD CHARTS
$3 or more per month
  • $3+ Patrons will get EARLY ACCESS to NEW CHORD CHARTS, downloadable via posts in the Patreon feed.  I'll post a NEW CHORD CHART for the vote-winning song on the day of the Live Lesson.
  • You'll also get access to VOTE for the tutorial of the month.
LIVE LESSON
$5 or more per month
  • $5+ Patrons can tune in LIVE and get early access to a monthly LIVE LESSON of the vote-winning song.  The Live Lessons have become a monthly Patron online hangout - the Patrons can live chat with me and with each other, and I teach a new arrangement of the winning song.  Along with strumming and chording techniques, I often share a little theory behind the arrangement or the songwriting.  The live lesson will typically happen on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:30pm Pacific Time.
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including VOTING and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
BEGINNER-FRIENDLY LIVE JAM + UKULELE101 SONGBOOK
$10 or more per month
  • $10+ Patrons get access to a monthly BEGINNER-FRIENDLY LIVE JAM and the UKULELE101 SONGBOOK You'll get immediate access to download my Ukulele 101 Songbook which has my first 6 lessons from YouTube plus more Beginner Jam songs.  Tune in LIVE to jam with me and your fellow Patrons - all Live Jams are recorded so that you can watch later and review for practice, and you'll have access to all archived jams.  My goal is to make jamming accessible and fun for new players - we'll play through songs together focusing on beginner level skills like chord transitions and strumming.  I'll also give intermediate variations for more advanced players, but the focus is Beginner-friendly.  The Live Jam will typically happen on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4:30pm Pacific Time. 
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
INTERMEDIATE JAM
$20 or more per month
  • $20+ Patrons get access to a monthly ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE - LEVEL LIVE JAM and accompanying chord chart Jam Packet.   This level is intended for those who are beyond beginner and seek a bit of challenge.  We'll focus on fingerpicking, advanced strumming, and expanding our chord base.  Since this will be a smaller group, we can decide together on jam themes and skills to work on.  (note: All Live Jams are recorded so that you can watch later and review for practice.)  The Intermediate Live Jam will typically happen on the 4th Thursday of every month at 4:30pm Pacific Time.  
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including NEWBIE JAM, LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
SPECIAL LIVESTREAM WORKSHOP
$25 or more per month
  • $25+ Patrons get access to a SPECIAL LIVESTREAM WORKSHOP.   This summer, Cynthia is teaching a Hawaiian Uke Performance Intensive, and this level gets access to the class livestreams.  You'll be a virtual student in Cynthia's class and learn about performing as a group.  Details at https://e.sparxo.com/hawaiianintensive  
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including INTERMEDIATE JAM, NEWBIE JAM, LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.
CUSTOM SONG & DEDICATION
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
  • After 12 months of pledging at the $50 level, I will create a custom ukulele arrangement of the SONG OF YOUR CHOICE and post a tutorial video for it, and I'll dedicate it to you or whomever you like.  If there's a song you are burning to learn, here's your chance. Perfect for a birthday or anniversary gift! 
  • You'll also get access to above rewards including BOTH LIVE JAMS, LIVE LESSON, VOTING, and NEW CHORD CHARTS.