I make ocarina music videos on YouTube, although sometimes I'll throw in other instruments for fun. I also love to teach people how to play ocarina with comprehensive tutorials.
A Quick Patreon Explanation:
I'm beyond excited to be using Patreon to better connect with my community! Please think about giving a dollar (or whatever amount you prefer) per music video I’ll upload to YouTube. I’m committed to put out the best production and quality I can with your support. I'm trying to release a new video every Saturday (4 per month is my goal, but maybe less.) You can also set a monthly max so you don’t go over budget!
Where your money goes:
I've been making these videos by myself for almost 10 years and I'd like to keep them coming weekly; but to help make that happen, I'd like to hire a video editor and audio engineer, which will free up some time to work on the actual music. I would REALLY love to hire a videographer to film some beautiful outdoor videos too!
Please, don't be a patron if you’re money situation is tight – we all know what that is like - and please don't feel obligated. I will still make music videos whether you’re a patron or not, they’ll just be better and more consistent if you do. I'm able to do this because of YOUR generous support, so thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Here are some awesome rewards for you!
$1/video: Gain access to my Patreon activity feed, where I'll be sharing Patreon exclusive tutorials, original song sketches, ocarina news from around the world, and community discussions with your fellow ocarina players. You also get a special "Patron" badge on our Discord server!
$3/video: You'll be the first to get downloads of all my cover songs as soon as the video is up on Youtube (and sometimes this will be the only place I'll downloads of new music). I will also follow you on Facebook & Twitter! (Remember to leave info via message for Facebook & Twitter so I can add you!). Also includes $1 rewards.
$5/video: This is a big one. I realize many people also want to play the songs I upload, so I'm giving you my homemade backtracks and sheet music (if I didn't learn the song by ear). You can use them to perform live, upload to Youtube, or however you choose!
You'll also receive the $1-3 rewards! (Patron-only feed, cover song downloads, social follows)
*This part of the reward to be delivered by December 31st
$10/video: Join my my monthly livestream, exclusively for my Patreon supporters where we can discuss anything from my videos, to ocarina news, to tutorials. You decide! I'll also be doing some livestreams from my time in the recording studio. You'll also receive the $1-5 rewards! (Karaoke tracks, sheet music, social follows, etc.)
$25 per video: Your name (or alias) will be included in permanent scrolling "thank you" credits at the end of my videos. None of what I do would be possible without your support, so it's definitely an honor to include your name show the world that YOU helped make it happen. Thank YOU! You'll also receive the $1-10 rewards! (Name on CD, advance album download, monthly live stream, karaoke tracks, sheet music, social follows, etc.)
$50/per video: I will send you a personalized video once a year where I'll say or play anything you'd like! It can be something like a special shout out for friends/family, Happy Birthday, a simple cover song, or I'll even sing something(?)!*
You'll also receive the $1-25 rewards! (Name in video credits, monthly live stream, karaoke tracks, sheet music, etc.)
*Needs to stay under 45 seconds to keep the file size down and I'll email this to you! (since my schedule is so tight, please do not request songs I haven't played before)
$100/video: Since I will be doing a lot more house concerts in 2017, I will make a stop at your home/school/church for a personal concert for you and your friends!*
You'll also receive the $1-25 rewards! (Name in video credits, personalized video, monthly live stream, karaoke tracks, sheet music, etc.)
*Minimum of two months support. Please send me your # or skype name via messages!
Examples of my work:
FAQDo I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.
How many music videos will you release a month? Around two (max four) videos every month. Maybe more, maybe less. Don't worry though, as you can set a monthly maximum when you sign up so that you never donate more that you can afford. :)
I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per music video I upload will make a huge difference and would be greatly appreciated!
Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes, of course! If you can't afford to donate in the future, or you need to donate less that's absolutely fine. You can just log in to change or cancel the account whenever you want.