Julia Plumb is creating Free Fiddle Lessons
21

patrons

$138
per month
Hi! I'm Julia Plumb, and I'm a fiddler and fiddle teacher from Belfast, Maine. I run a site called FreeFiddleLessons.com that provides fiddle tune and technique lesson videos free on YouTube for everyone to use. I make play along recordings, sheet music, and tablature to help people learn which are also all free to access.

People around the world seem to find my website and videos helpful, so I'd like to make them even better. I'm hoping to create a site with new lessons and materials each week and an expanding array of resources and tune styles. I'm committed to keeping my website free for everyone to use, so this is where Patreon comes in. Making videos and materials on a regular basis will take a considerable amount of time. By recruiting patrons to support my work, I'll be able to devote more time to making free fiddle lessons!

If you want to support this work or find the Free Fiddle Lessons website helpful, please consider supporting FreeFiddleLessons.com with a monthly Patreon donation. This will support me to continue making always-free lessons and learning materials, allowing people around the world to learn fiddle online. Plus, as you can see in the sidebar, I've come up with all kinds of perks to thank my patrons! Remember, you can always change your pledge amount later if your circumstances change. Even a small donation helps!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
Thanks for showing your support of FreeFiddleLessons.com! Any level of patronage also gets you access to the videos and learning materials one day early.
Office Hours
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
This will get you access to monthly office hours. I post the time in advance and patrons can make an appointment to get help with a question via Skype, Google Hangouts, phone, etc. Any level of patronage also gets you access to the videos and learning materials one day early.
Free Play-Along Track Downloads
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
Get the Play-Along Tracks for each lesson to download free! You will also get everything at the $1 and $5 levels.
Pick Your Lesson Topic
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Each patron at this level gets to pick one topic or tune for a new lesson. As long as it is in the public domain, we're good to go and I'll get to it ASAP. If it is crazy hard or in a genre I don't play at all, it might take me a while to learn before I can teach it. You will also get everything at the $1, $5, and $7 levels.
Early Bird: hour lesson
$20 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
The first 3 patrons at this level will receive a one-time private hour lesson via Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included) at a mutually convenient time. We can work on anything you like, and you will also get everything at the $1, $5, $7, and $15 levels.
Your own fiddle tune!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, I'll write a fiddle tune for you and you can pick the name. I'll write it out and/or record it for you, and maybe even make it into a future lesson! You'll also get early access, office hours, and free audio downloads.
Hour lesson
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive a one-time private hour lesson via Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included) at a mutually convenient time. We can work on anything you like, and you'll also get early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, and an original tune.
Fiddle From the Ground Up!
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Get my beginning instructional book and CD (as hardcopy and/or download) for yourself or a friend. You'll also get early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, an original tune, and a single hour-long lesson.
Velocipede Merchandise Package
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Patrons at this level get all kinds of goodies from my band, Velocipede (velocipedemusic.com).
*NOTE: Velocipede merchandise will be shipped after two months of successful patron transactions
  • Hard copies* or digital downloads of our two albums, Velocipede and Hunt the Squirrel
  • A hard* or digital copy of our tune book, with 61 original tunes (in standard notation)
  • Free download of the tune book slow and fast recordings
  • A hand-printed Velocipede T-shirt (while supplies last)*
  • A personal thank-you note from me
  • Early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, and a single hour-long lesson.
Monthly Hour lesson
$60 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive a monthly private hour lesson via Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included) at a mutually convenient time. We can work on anything you like, and you'll also get early access, office hours, free audio downloads, and a lesson topic pick.
The Whole Kit and Caboodle
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Patrons at this level get:
  • Hard copies or digital downloads of Velocipede's two albums, Velocipede and Hunt the Squirrel
  • A hard or digital copy of the Velocipede tune book, with 61 original tunes (in standard notation)
  • Free download of the tune book slow and fast recordings
  • A hand-printed Velocipede T-shirt
  • A monthly private hour lesson on Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included)
  • A hard copy or digital copy of Fiddle From the Ground Up and the accompanying recording
  • A personal thank-you note from me
  • Early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, and an original tune.
Goals
$138 of $200 per month
New Video Camera: My current camera can only shoot 10 minutes of HD video before it shuts itself off, and I have to walk back and forth a bunch to check if I have the viewfinder positioned correctly. I'm very excited about an upgrade!
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Hi! I'm Julia Plumb, and I'm a fiddler and fiddle teacher from Belfast, Maine. I run a site called FreeFiddleLessons.com that provides fiddle tune and technique lesson videos free on YouTube for everyone to use. I make play along recordings, sheet music, and tablature to help people learn which are also all free to access.

People around the world seem to find my website and videos helpful, so I'd like to make them even better. I'm hoping to create a site with new lessons and materials each week and an expanding array of resources and tune styles. I'm committed to keeping my website free for everyone to use, so this is where Patreon comes in. Making videos and materials on a regular basis will take a considerable amount of time. By recruiting patrons to support my work, I'll be able to devote more time to making free fiddle lessons!

If you want to support this work or find the Free Fiddle Lessons website helpful, please consider supporting FreeFiddleLessons.com with a monthly Patreon donation. This will support me to continue making always-free lessons and learning materials, allowing people around the world to learn fiddle online. Plus, as you can see in the sidebar, I've come up with all kinds of perks to thank my patrons! Remember, you can always change your pledge amount later if your circumstances change. Even a small donation helps!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
Thanks for showing your support of FreeFiddleLessons.com! Any level of patronage also gets you access to the videos and learning materials one day early.
Office Hours
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
This will get you access to monthly office hours. I post the time in advance and patrons can make an appointment to get help with a question via Skype, Google Hangouts, phone, etc. Any level of patronage also gets you access to the videos and learning materials one day early.
Free Play-Along Track Downloads
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
Get the Play-Along Tracks for each lesson to download free! You will also get everything at the $1 and $5 levels.
Pick Your Lesson Topic
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Each patron at this level gets to pick one topic or tune for a new lesson. As long as it is in the public domain, we're good to go and I'll get to it ASAP. If it is crazy hard or in a genre I don't play at all, it might take me a while to learn before I can teach it. You will also get everything at the $1, $5, and $7 levels.
Early Bird: hour lesson
$20 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
The first 3 patrons at this level will receive a one-time private hour lesson via Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included) at a mutually convenient time. We can work on anything you like, and you will also get everything at the $1, $5, $7, and $15 levels.
Your own fiddle tune!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, I'll write a fiddle tune for you and you can pick the name. I'll write it out and/or record it for you, and maybe even make it into a future lesson! You'll also get early access, office hours, and free audio downloads.
Hour lesson
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive a one-time private hour lesson via Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included) at a mutually convenient time. We can work on anything you like, and you'll also get early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, and an original tune.
Fiddle From the Ground Up!
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Get my beginning instructional book and CD (as hardcopy and/or download) for yourself or a friend. You'll also get early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, an original tune, and a single hour-long lesson.
Velocipede Merchandise Package
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Patrons at this level get all kinds of goodies from my band, Velocipede (velocipedemusic.com).
*NOTE: Velocipede merchandise will be shipped after two months of successful patron transactions
  • Hard copies* or digital downloads of our two albums, Velocipede and Hunt the Squirrel
  • A hard* or digital copy of our tune book, with 61 original tunes (in standard notation)
  • Free download of the tune book slow and fast recordings
  • A hand-printed Velocipede T-shirt (while supplies last)*
  • A personal thank-you note from me
  • Early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, and a single hour-long lesson.
Monthly Hour lesson
$60 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive a monthly private hour lesson via Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included) at a mutually convenient time. We can work on anything you like, and you'll also get early access, office hours, free audio downloads, and a lesson topic pick.
The Whole Kit and Caboodle
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Patrons at this level get:
  • Hard copies or digital downloads of Velocipede's two albums, Velocipede and Hunt the Squirrel
  • A hard or digital copy of the Velocipede tune book, with 61 original tunes (in standard notation)
  • Free download of the tune book slow and fast recordings
  • A hand-printed Velocipede T-shirt
  • A monthly private hour lesson on Skype, Google Hangouts, or in person (travel not included)
  • A hard copy or digital copy of Fiddle From the Ground Up and the accompanying recording
  • A personal thank-you note from me
  • Early access, office hours, free audio downloads, a lesson topic pick, and an original tune.