James Mares is creating moments with music
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patrons

$100
per month
Hello! My name is James Mares, and I've been making music for over twenty years! I play piano, guitar, and I also sing. I have written music for films, choirs, a ballet, and a few other ensembles, but my proudest accomplishment is being a dad! I’ve been randomly writing music and making videos throughout my life, but after a too-long hiatus from writing, I’ve decided to step up my game and start creating content regularly. At an attempt to have some semblance of a career in music, I’m using Patreon to support my art while juggling parenthood and a full-time job, and so, I need your help.

For those who are new to Patreon: this is a way for anyone to support their favorite artists through recurring contributions. As a patron of mine, not only will you be actively supporting the creation of new art, but you’ll also be receiving exclusive perks from yours truly in the form of behind-the-scenes access to my videos, the option to make requests on future arrangements and performances, copies of my manuscripts, and other cool things! Thanks to your support, I will be able to improve the overall quality of my music and videos making everyone’s experience that much better! 

I'm going to be pouring all of my creative efforts into a YouTube channel made up of approachable music education videos, real-time and live composition sessions, performances, interviews, and more! I want to help those who believe they could never create anything musical feel empowered and curious enough to pick up that dusty guitar. I want to challenge the new or even experienced composer to just write something. I believe that there are no wrong notes, and as long as you create with love and intent, anyone can make music. 

Please join me on my creative journey by becoming a patron of mine! 

Thanks and keep watching
-James Mares
Tiers
Apprentice
$2 or more per month

Stay ahead of the curve by being notified before any live composition or question and answer session. You will also receive one monthly silly GIF of me to use wherever you like, and your name will also be listed at the end of all my videos to show my gratitude!

Journeyman
$5 or more per month

Want a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process? This perk gets you exclusive access to deleted scenes and bonus content from my videos. You will also be notified before any live composition or question and answer sessions, and of course, the monthly, silly GIF. 

Master
$10 or more per month

In addition to receiving the benefits from the first two tiers, patrons at this tier will receive a monthly scanned/digital copy of an original manuscript from my videos and compositions. 

Virtuoso
$25 or more per month

With this perk, you will receive all the perks from the lower tiers, as well as the ability to make one request a month for songs to arrange or perform in future videos. I vow to never turn down a request, but I reserve the right to make it my own to fit my aptitude and style. 

Goals
$100 of $450 per month
Ableton: Live 10 (Standard)

Ableton is one of the leading Digital Audio Workstations, and having this software in my possession would drastically improve the quality of my music and videos, overall.
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Hello! My name is James Mares, and I've been making music for over twenty years! I play piano, guitar, and I also sing. I have written music for films, choirs, a ballet, and a few other ensembles, but my proudest accomplishment is being a dad! I’ve been randomly writing music and making videos throughout my life, but after a too-long hiatus from writing, I’ve decided to step up my game and start creating content regularly. At an attempt to have some semblance of a career in music, I’m using Patreon to support my art while juggling parenthood and a full-time job, and so, I need your help.

For those who are new to Patreon: this is a way for anyone to support their favorite artists through recurring contributions. As a patron of mine, not only will you be actively supporting the creation of new art, but you’ll also be receiving exclusive perks from yours truly in the form of behind-the-scenes access to my videos, the option to make requests on future arrangements and performances, copies of my manuscripts, and other cool things! Thanks to your support, I will be able to improve the overall quality of my music and videos making everyone’s experience that much better! 

I'm going to be pouring all of my creative efforts into a YouTube channel made up of approachable music education videos, real-time and live composition sessions, performances, interviews, and more! I want to help those who believe they could never create anything musical feel empowered and curious enough to pick up that dusty guitar. I want to challenge the new or even experienced composer to just write something. I believe that there are no wrong notes, and as long as you create with love and intent, anyone can make music. 

Please join me on my creative journey by becoming a patron of mine! 

Thanks and keep watching
-James Mares

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Tiers
Apprentice
$2 or more per month

Stay ahead of the curve by being notified before any live composition or question and answer session. You will also receive one monthly silly GIF of me to use wherever you like, and your name will also be listed at the end of all my videos to show my gratitude!

Journeyman
$5 or more per month

Want a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process? This perk gets you exclusive access to deleted scenes and bonus content from my videos. You will also be notified before any live composition or question and answer sessions, and of course, the monthly, silly GIF. 

Master
$10 or more per month

In addition to receiving the benefits from the first two tiers, patrons at this tier will receive a monthly scanned/digital copy of an original manuscript from my videos and compositions. 

Virtuoso
$25 or more per month

With this perk, you will receive all the perks from the lower tiers, as well as the ability to make one request a month for songs to arrange or perform in future videos. I vow to never turn down a request, but I reserve the right to make it my own to fit my aptitude and style.