Jonny May is creating Music videos
24

patrons

$248
per Per Music Video
Hey!
I'm Jonny May, and thank for coming to my Patreon page! I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself and why I'm here on Patron.  I come from a huge family of musicians. I'm one 8 kids, we all play an instrument.



My father was a jazz bassist, and one of my favorite memories as a kid was listening to my dad play live jazz.



I fell in love with music at an early age, and decided to dedicate my life to sharing it with the world. At age 18, I was hired as the youngest pianist to work for Disneyland, where I played ragtime piano, and ever since then I've made a living performing music everywhere from Universal Studios and Comedy Central to the Kennedy Center.



A few years ago, I started posting my performances on YouTube, and something really magical happened. People started sharing my videos, and I quickly gained a following of dedicated listeners. Now, I have over 120k YouTube subscribers and my videos have been viewed over 19 million times. This is awesome, but what's even more awesome is getting to hear people's stories of how my music has impacted them. So a few years ago, I did something pretty gutsy - I left much of my work as a professional musician to focus on creating and sharing my music online. And as a result, some pretty amazing things have happened. Lucid Pianos, who makes the Blüthner Crystal Grand Pianos, has partnered with me by providing a piano for me to record future videos on, and MusicNotes.com has asked me to be one of their signature artists.

This is all exciting and amazing, but there is one thing missing: funding. I'll be frank with you: my YouTube channel gets around 30,000 views per day, and the ad revenue amounts to about $10 a day. While I am grateful for this, I am not able to record as many videos as I would like, and I'm very limited in what I can afford for video production (studio piano recording, mixing, videography, editing, etc).  This is where you can help!

Patreon is a platform where fans can support creators - it's like a tipping service. Each time I release a new music video, you have the opportunity to tip me, and that's your way of saying, "Hey Jonny, I like your music - keep making more of it!" For as little as $1 per video, you can become my patron, and for each level of giving, you get rewards. 

When you become my patron, you get to go behind-the-scenes with me and see my creative process. You get to watch exclusive patron-only online concerts, where I'll play your song requests live. You get early access to my latest videos before anyone else sees them, free albums, and MP3s. We do monthly Google hangouts where we' get to know each other and you can ask me anything, and as a patron, you can get personalized piano videos from me on your special occasion, like your birthday. You can have me arrange you, where you send me a video of you singing or playing an instrument and I'll create a piano arrangement to accompany you. As a patron, you can pick the next song I cover, and you can even have me travel to your home and give a private house concert. So many awesome things!

And you have complete control over how much you give - in fact, you can set a monthly maximum, so if I happen to release more videos in a given month you will not be charged more than you're comfortable with.

So if you love the music I create, you can personally help me by becoming my patron. Any amount of support - even $1 a video - helps me to continue creating and sharing this music that I love. And even if I don't receive any funding, I will continue creating piano music in whatever way I can.

Thank you for considering being part of my team, and helping me reach more of the world with my music, and I look forward to the exciting music to come!


Shenanigans at the Coke Corner piano...


Studying with the legendary Disneyland Ragtime Pianist, Johnny Hodges (I've lost quite a bit of weight since then!)


One of my favorite pictures in the world... this is me at age 15 playing the Coke Corner ragtime piano with my teacher, Johnny Hodges, in the background.  Little did I know that three years later, I would become the Disneyland Ragtime Pianist.


Haha... little Jonny looking cool.


Big Jonny trying to be cool... 😂


Me and my nephew... I think he wanted to be Ragtime Jonny!


One of my favorite things to do at Disneyland was prop a little kid on my lap who had never played the the piano and give them their first "piano lesson".



Working with the fabulous Broadway composer, Lin Manual Miranda.


My beautiful wife, Crystal.  She is my side-kick, best friend, and biggest supporter of all.
Rewards
Become A Patron
$1 or more per Per Music Video 5 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Plus all previous rewards
Pledge $2 or more per Per Music Video
10 patrons
  • You get to vote on my next arrangement.  Every few months, I cover my Patreon supporters top voted song.
  • See exclusive behind-the-scenes news (pictures, updates, plus info about local gigs I’m doing).
Pledge $5 or more per Per Music Video
11 patrons
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $10 or more per Per Music Video
1 patron
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $20 or more per Per Music Video
0 patrons
  • Join me for a monthly Google Hangout! Ask me anything you want. I'll take song requests too!
  • Your name will be featured in the "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $30 or more per Per Music Video
0 patrons
  • I arrange you!  Send me a video recording of you singing or playing an instrument.  It can be a cover song or something you make up (just keep it to 15 seconds or less).  I will create a unique piano accompaniment and combine the videos into one.  This will be featured on my YouTube channel and on my social media. 
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $50 or more per Per Music Video
0 patrons
  • Your name will be featured as a Director on my music videos.
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year for any special occasion (Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary). I play part of your favorite song (please no rap!) and record a personalized message just for you or someone special.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news
Pledge $75 or more per Per Music Video
0 of 10 patrons
  • A personal Phone or Skype call with me to meet you!
  • Your name will be featured as a Director on my music videos.
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $100 or more per Per Music Video
0 of 5 patrons
  • Your name will be featured FIRST as a Producer on my music videos.
  • At this level I will cover any song of your choice, or write you an original piece and dedicate it to you. The song will be released on my Youtube channel! 
  • A personal Phone or Skype call with me to meet you!
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $200 or more per Per Music Video
1 patrons (sold out!)
  • I will perform a Private Online Concert just for you. 
  • Your name will be featured FIRST as a Producer on my music videos.
  • I will cover any song of your choice and dedicate it to you on my YouTube channel.
  • A personal Phone or Skype call with me to meet you!
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $1,000 or more per Per Music Video
0 of 3 patrons
Wow... if you throw this much money behind my music, I will first thank you profusely.  Then you get a private house concert.  I will fly to you.  And of course, you get all of the above rewards.
Goals
$248 of $2,000 per Per Music Video
At this level we will have the budget to bring in guest musicians for more collaborative performances. We will connect with some of the best musicians on YouTube!
2 of 2
Hey!
I'm Jonny May, and thank for coming to my Patreon page! I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself and why I'm here on Patron.  I come from a huge family of musicians. I'm one 8 kids, we all play an instrument.



My father was a jazz bassist, and one of my favorite memories as a kid was listening to my dad play live jazz.



I fell in love with music at an early age, and decided to dedicate my life to sharing it with the world. At age 18, I was hired as the youngest pianist to work for Disneyland, where I played ragtime piano, and ever since then I've made a living performing music everywhere from Universal Studios and Comedy Central to the Kennedy Center.



A few years ago, I started posting my performances on YouTube, and something really magical happened. People started sharing my videos, and I quickly gained a following of dedicated listeners. Now, I have over 120k YouTube subscribers and my videos have been viewed over 19 million times. This is awesome, but what's even more awesome is getting to hear people's stories of how my music has impacted them. So a few years ago, I did something pretty gutsy - I left much of my work as a professional musician to focus on creating and sharing my music online. And as a result, some pretty amazing things have happened. Lucid Pianos, who makes the Blüthner Crystal Grand Pianos, has partnered with me by providing a piano for me to record future videos on, and MusicNotes.com has asked me to be one of their signature artists.

This is all exciting and amazing, but there is one thing missing: funding. I'll be frank with you: my YouTube channel gets around 30,000 views per day, and the ad revenue amounts to about $10 a day. While I am grateful for this, I am not able to record as many videos as I would like, and I'm very limited in what I can afford for video production (studio piano recording, mixing, videography, editing, etc).  This is where you can help!

Patreon is a platform where fans can support creators - it's like a tipping service. Each time I release a new music video, you have the opportunity to tip me, and that's your way of saying, "Hey Jonny, I like your music - keep making more of it!" For as little as $1 per video, you can become my patron, and for each level of giving, you get rewards. 

When you become my patron, you get to go behind-the-scenes with me and see my creative process. You get to watch exclusive patron-only online concerts, where I'll play your song requests live. You get early access to my latest videos before anyone else sees them, free albums, and MP3s. We do monthly Google hangouts where we' get to know each other and you can ask me anything, and as a patron, you can get personalized piano videos from me on your special occasion, like your birthday. You can have me arrange you, where you send me a video of you singing or playing an instrument and I'll create a piano arrangement to accompany you. As a patron, you can pick the next song I cover, and you can even have me travel to your home and give a private house concert. So many awesome things!

And you have complete control over how much you give - in fact, you can set a monthly maximum, so if I happen to release more videos in a given month you will not be charged more than you're comfortable with.

So if you love the music I create, you can personally help me by becoming my patron. Any amount of support - even $1 a video - helps me to continue creating and sharing this music that I love. And even if I don't receive any funding, I will continue creating piano music in whatever way I can.

Thank you for considering being part of my team, and helping me reach more of the world with my music, and I look forward to the exciting music to come!


Shenanigans at the Coke Corner piano...


Studying with the legendary Disneyland Ragtime Pianist, Johnny Hodges (I've lost quite a bit of weight since then!)


One of my favorite pictures in the world... this is me at age 15 playing the Coke Corner ragtime piano with my teacher, Johnny Hodges, in the background.  Little did I know that three years later, I would become the Disneyland Ragtime Pianist.


Haha... little Jonny looking cool.


Big Jonny trying to be cool... 😂


Me and my nephew... I think he wanted to be Ragtime Jonny!


One of my favorite things to do at Disneyland was prop a little kid on my lap who had never played the the piano and give them their first "piano lesson".



Working with the fabulous Broadway composer, Lin Manual Miranda.


My beautiful wife, Crystal.  She is my side-kick, best friend, and biggest supporter of all.

Recent posts by Jonny May

Rewards
Become A Patron
$1 or more per Per Music Video 5 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Plus all previous rewards
Pledge $2 or more per Per Music Video
10 patrons
  • You get to vote on my next arrangement.  Every few months, I cover my Patreon supporters top voted song.
  • See exclusive behind-the-scenes news (pictures, updates, plus info about local gigs I’m doing).
Pledge $5 or more per Per Music Video
11 patrons
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $10 or more per Per Music Video
1 patron
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $20 or more per Per Music Video
0 patrons
  • Join me for a monthly Google Hangout! Ask me anything you want. I'll take song requests too!
  • Your name will be featured in the "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $30 or more per Per Music Video
0 patrons
  • I arrange you!  Send me a video recording of you singing or playing an instrument.  It can be a cover song or something you make up (just keep it to 15 seconds or less).  I will create a unique piano accompaniment and combine the videos into one.  This will be featured on my YouTube channel and on my social media. 
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $50 or more per Per Music Video
0 patrons
  • Your name will be featured as a Director on my music videos.
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year for any special occasion (Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary). I play part of your favorite song (please no rap!) and record a personalized message just for you or someone special.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news
Pledge $75 or more per Per Music Video
0 of 10 patrons
  • A personal Phone or Skype call with me to meet you!
  • Your name will be featured as a Director on my music videos.
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $100 or more per Per Music Video
0 of 5 patrons
  • Your name will be featured FIRST as a Producer on my music videos.
  • At this level I will cover any song of your choice, or write you an original piece and dedicate it to you. The song will be released on my Youtube channel! 
  • A personal Phone or Skype call with me to meet you!
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $200 or more per Per Music Video
1 patrons (sold out!)
  • I will perform a Private Online Concert just for you. 
  • Your name will be featured FIRST as a Producer on my music videos.
  • I will cover any song of your choice and dedicate it to you on my YouTube channel.
  • A personal Phone or Skype call with me to meet you!
  • Receive a Personalized Video from me once per year.
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with me.
  • Your name featured in "Thank You Credits" of my music video.
  • Receive a free digital download of my latest piano album.
  • Receive a free mp3 of my latest piano recordings.
  • Vote on my next arrangement.
  • See exclusive behind the scenes news.
Pledge $1,000 or more per Per Music Video
0 of 3 patrons
Wow... if you throw this much money behind my music, I will first thank you profusely.  Then you get a private house concert.  I will fly to you.  And of course, you get all of the above rewards.