Jonny May

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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 150k YouTube subscribers and my videos have been viewed over 25 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 has asked me to be one of their signature artists.

This is all exciting and amazing, and now that I have a Patreon page, YOU can be a part of what I am doing on a very personal level!! 

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. 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 support on Patreon, 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.
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