Erin Mae

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I am a musician.  I got a mountain dulcimer for my seventh birthday, and it has been my passion ever since.  I have dedicated my life to studying music and the mountain dulcimer.  

I am a community member.  I believe that I have a responsibility to do my part to make this world a better place.  I want to do what I can to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are hurting and broken.  

I have a dream to combine my passion for music with my passion for community outreach.  Research has shown that music is a powerful catalyst for good, healing, hope, and positive outcomes in our communities.  

My goal is to spend several hours a week doing music outreach in my community.  This is what that could look like: 

1- play at nursing homes, hospice centers, and hospitals, especially for individual patients who are struggling

2- give lessons to students who can't afford them

3- work with Legacy, an organization in Wichita that helps foster kids and inner-city boys through the arts

4- take music to cancer centers and chemo rooms.  

5- put on kids music camps in places where kids aren't being exposed to folk music

6- let's dream together!
 
You can help fund these programs with your support of my Patreon campaign.  I promise that every single dollar given will be used to fund these community outreach programs!  

So, what's in it for you?  

1- the warm, fuzzy feeling you get inside when you are a part of doing something to make this world a brighter place.

2- a digital download of "Honest: Songs of Hope"-- a CD recorded with hammered dulcimer player Joshua Messick about overcoming darkness. (you will receive the download information as soon as you make your monthly pledge)

3- receive photos, videos, and updates about what I'm doing each week. (comes with a monthly pledge of $5 or more)

4- get information about the curricula I develop.  This will include dulcimer tab, set list ideas, and song ideas for different settings.  (comes with a monthly pledge of $10 or more)

5- download all of my Concert Window workshops and performances in their entirety. I am currently offering one workshop (alternating diatonic dulcimer and chromatic dulcimer) and one concert per month." (comes with a monthly pledge of $15 or more)

5- quarterly handwritten updates from me and those I'm serving.  There's nothing better than good ol' fashioned mail, right?  (comes with a monthly pledge of $20 or more)

6- a monthly Q&A with me about the programs I am developing, and how you could do the same things in YOUR community. (format for this TBD)  (comes with a monthly pledge of $50 or more)

7- for $80 or more, get a 1-hour Skype lesson with me; and you'll pay for someone else to get a lesson too.  It's a buy one, give one deal!  

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$401.82 of $3,000 per month
It costs about $3000 to put on a week long music and arts camp.  The camps are for kids age 5-13, with 3 paid staff.  Activities include interactive singing, folk dance, bucket drums, playing real instruments (mostly mountain dulcimers and ukuleles, but kids can bring their own as well), and art projects like making ocarinas and painting murals.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 134 exclusive posts
6
Audio releases
121
Images
5
Links
7
Writings
47
Videos

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