Emily is creating Classical Music Videos & Lessons
25

patrons

$98
per Video
2018 Update: After nearly 2 years of weekly videos, I'm looking to expand my channel. Between the support of my audience and my patrons, I've been able to provide an incredibly versatile set of content—live performances with mini-lectures, concert footage, lessons on historical string playing, vlogs on career skills, guest musicians, and livestreamed concerts. This year I want to start opening my platform to other musicians in the early music and classical music community. I want to continue to commit myself to the filming and production of these videos so the channel can become a go-to resource for early music. As the quality of my videos continues to rise, I'm looking for additional support to ensure I can commit the necessary time, research, and practice for each video. Last year I started offering audio from select videos on iTunes and Spotify, and $5+ patrons will get these downloads for free.

Hi! I'm Emily and I play cello. I specialize in baroque music, music written between 1600 and 1750. As a young classical musician, I wanted to share my own playing and turn others on to the music I perform. My goal was not only to connect with other people who love this music, but also reach even more people than those who might attend a classical concert. I love baroque music, and I want it to reach a wide audience!

My YouTube channel
is where I post my cello playing, talk about the history behind the pieces I play, and give lessons on playing baroque music. I've even livestreamed a rehearsal or concert direct to YouTube. I started my channel in 2006, and now I've started doing it with serious commitment and consistency, usually posting a new video every other week. I love bringing this rich, evocative, and often under-appreciated repertoire to a worldwide audience! It's my hope that this music becomes as recognized as later symphonic works, and that the most unassuming of viewers feel an emotional connection with music they would have never expected.

I'm a full-time freelance musician. I'm a performing baroque cellist and cello teacher in the Boston area. I specialize in a historically-informed approach to early classical music. After grad school, to fill the time between concerts and lessons, I self-produced two unaccompanied cello albums, BASS SOUNDS, which focus on cello repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries. I also collaborated on an alternative project, OldStyle, where I remixed baroque pieces into electronic dance music with the goal of further expanding the reach of this music. I formed the group Emergence Quartet to explore the earliest pieces written for the string quartet, performed on period instruments. Throughout these endeavors I was filming and documenting for my YouTube channel.

I have an active teaching career both in person and online. Beyond just performance videos, I also film video lessons and lectures for those looking to learn more about baroque music and historical performance practice. Education for students and emerging professionals is an integral part of continuing this music through generations.

Why Patreon? Every video requires planning and hours of practice time. I own my equipment and record and edit myself. I love being able to share this music and engage with my audience directly, so it's my goal to make this a viable source of work for me. That's where you come in! Your support helps me produce better quality videos more often, and helps this music reach a global audience. By funding these videos, you help me continue to offer all of these resources and performances for free.
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per Video 5 patrons
Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video. Becoming my patron means your requests and suggestions are considered first.
Supporter
$3 or more per Video 11 patrons
  • Digital copy of any one of my albums: BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, or OldStyle.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Friend
$5 or more per Video 4 patrons
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes), or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
VIP
$10 or more per Video 3 patrons
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes).
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Scholar
$20 or more per Video 1 patron
  • Personal Skype lesson or Q&A session. Ask me anything about cello, baroque music, gut strings, period instruments, or building your music career. After 2 months patronage at this level.
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes), or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Prince Esterházy
$50 or more per Video 0 patrons
  • A video dedicated to you--your choice of lesson topic or piece performed by Emily. (Subject to Emily's artistic discretion.) After 1 month patronage at this level. Or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Signed physical copy of BASS SOUNDS: Evolved.
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes), or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
The King
$95 or more per Video 0 patrons
  • A video dedicated to you--your choice of lesson topic or piece performed by Emily. (Subject to Emily's artistic discretion.) After 1 month patronage at this level. Or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • A cello lesson or coaching session for musicians (via phone or Skype)
  • All of Emily's future recordings, for free.
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • High-quality audio track from each video, or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Goals
$98 of $100 per Video
Guest Artists: There's only so much I can do myself. Bringing in a talented guest allows me to jump into the continuo (accompaniment) role—my favorite place to be—and give another musician a chance to showcase their artistry. With a bigger budget, I can afford to fairly compensate my colleagues for sharing their talents on my channel.
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2018 Update: After nearly 2 years of weekly videos, I'm looking to expand my channel. Between the support of my audience and my patrons, I've been able to provide an incredibly versatile set of content—live performances with mini-lectures, concert footage, lessons on historical string playing, vlogs on career skills, guest musicians, and livestreamed concerts. This year I want to start opening my platform to other musicians in the early music and classical music community. I want to continue to commit myself to the filming and production of these videos so the channel can become a go-to resource for early music. As the quality of my videos continues to rise, I'm looking for additional support to ensure I can commit the necessary time, research, and practice for each video. Last year I started offering audio from select videos on iTunes and Spotify, and $5+ patrons will get these downloads for free.

Hi! I'm Emily and I play cello. I specialize in baroque music, music written between 1600 and 1750. As a young classical musician, I wanted to share my own playing and turn others on to the music I perform. My goal was not only to connect with other people who love this music, but also reach even more people than those who might attend a classical concert. I love baroque music, and I want it to reach a wide audience!

My YouTube channel
is where I post my cello playing, talk about the history behind the pieces I play, and give lessons on playing baroque music. I've even livestreamed a rehearsal or concert direct to YouTube. I started my channel in 2006, and now I've started doing it with serious commitment and consistency, usually posting a new video every other week. I love bringing this rich, evocative, and often under-appreciated repertoire to a worldwide audience! It's my hope that this music becomes as recognized as later symphonic works, and that the most unassuming of viewers feel an emotional connection with music they would have never expected.

I'm a full-time freelance musician. I'm a performing baroque cellist and cello teacher in the Boston area. I specialize in a historically-informed approach to early classical music. After grad school, to fill the time between concerts and lessons, I self-produced two unaccompanied cello albums, BASS SOUNDS, which focus on cello repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries. I also collaborated on an alternative project, OldStyle, where I remixed baroque pieces into electronic dance music with the goal of further expanding the reach of this music. I formed the group Emergence Quartet to explore the earliest pieces written for the string quartet, performed on period instruments. Throughout these endeavors I was filming and documenting for my YouTube channel.

I have an active teaching career both in person and online. Beyond just performance videos, I also film video lessons and lectures for those looking to learn more about baroque music and historical performance practice. Education for students and emerging professionals is an integral part of continuing this music through generations.

Why Patreon? Every video requires planning and hours of practice time. I own my equipment and record and edit myself. I love being able to share this music and engage with my audience directly, so it's my goal to make this a viable source of work for me. That's where you come in! Your support helps me produce better quality videos more often, and helps this music reach a global audience. By funding these videos, you help me continue to offer all of these resources and performances for free.

Recent posts by Emily

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per Video 5 patrons
Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video. Becoming my patron means your requests and suggestions are considered first.
Supporter
$3 or more per Video 11 patrons
  • Digital copy of any one of my albums: BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, or OldStyle.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Friend
$5 or more per Video 4 patrons
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes), or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
VIP
$10 or more per Video 3 patrons
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes).
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Scholar
$20 or more per Video 1 patron
  • Personal Skype lesson or Q&A session. Ask me anything about cello, baroque music, gut strings, period instruments, or building your music career. After 2 months patronage at this level.
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes), or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
Prince Esterházy
$50 or more per Video 0 patrons
  • A video dedicated to you--your choice of lesson topic or piece performed by Emily. (Subject to Emily's artistic discretion.) After 1 month patronage at this level. Or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Signed physical copy of BASS SOUNDS: Evolved.
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • FREE high-quality audio track from each video (available for purchase on iTunes), or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.
The King
$95 or more per Video 0 patrons
  • A video dedicated to you--your choice of lesson topic or piece performed by Emily. (Subject to Emily's artistic discretion.) After 1 month patronage at this level. Or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • A cello lesson or coaching session for musicians (via phone or Skype)
  • All of Emily's future recordings, for free.
  • My whole catalogue! Digital downloads of BASS SOUNDS, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, and OldStyle.
  • High-quality audio track from each video, or any of the other rewards of a lower pledge amount.
  • Access to my patron-only feed of updates, exclusive pics, Q&A, and extra info on each video.