Josie Toney Music

is creating fiddle teachin' videos

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Rising Star

$5
per month
  • Monthly Newsletter
    • An update on my life and music, alerts for new music releases, behind-the-scenes content, etc.
  • Access to the Tips & Tricks Videos:
    • Short videos which focus on specific techniques and exercises. For an example, click the link in the "About" section of this Patreon.
  • My eternal gratitude and the knowledge that you are supporting independent music!
  • Josie Toney Music Newsletter
  • Tips & Tricks

North Star

$12
per month
  • Everything from the first tier plus:
  • "Beginner" teaching video
    • Each teaching video focuses on a tune from the old time or old time adjacent repertoire, usually including potential bowings, and includes a section on variations of the tune, and/or suggestions for how to make it your own. 
    • Videos can be slowed or sped up, and so I hope that any player can enjoy and learn from either of the monthly videos! For an example, click the link in the "About" section of this Patreon.
  • Josie Toney Music Newsletter
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Josie Toney Teaches: beginner

Shooting Star

$25
per month
  • Everything from the first and second tiers plus:
  • "Intermediate" teaching video!
    • This one the same style as the first, but focusing on slightly more difficult tunes. This could mean more notes, different keys, more use of the fourth finger, or challenging stylistic techniques. 
    • Videos can be slowed or sped up, and so I hope that any player can enjoy and learn from either of the monthly videos! For an example, click the link in the "About" section of this Patreon.
  • Josie Toney Music Newsletter
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Josie Toney Teaches: beginner
  • Josie Toney Teaches: intermediate

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About Josie Toney Music

Welcome to my Patreon!

In response to both the danger of physically socializing and the relative instability of the career I've chosen, I have created this online space to connect with students. I'll be offering two full videos each month, each teaching a tune from the old-time or old-time-adjacent repertoire, as well as technique videos and a newsletter with updates on me and fun extras for you.

My teaching videos are geared towards, but not limited to, fiddle players. Each video will teach one tune, and follow roughly the following plan:

  • I'll introduce the tune, with some basic background information.
  • I'll play the tune a couple of times through, at speed
  • I'll play a scale in the key of the tune
  • I'll teach it phrase by phrase, also playing each large section (A, B, etc.) slowly. This usually will include possible bowings.
  • I'll play the whole thing slowly.
  • I'll go over variations, either common ways that the tune varies, or specific variations from recordings.  I'll give suggestions for how to make the tune your own.

My hope is that all of these tunes are accessible and interesting to both beginner and intermediate level students, though I'll be focusing on "easier" tunes for the first video of each month, and more difficult tunes for the second. They will be presented on YouTube, so you can take advantage of YouTube's very user-friendly settings to slow down and pause the videos as needed.

For an example of a "beginner" teaching video, click here.

For an example of a "intermediate" teaching video, click here.If you are interested in advanced instruction, please take a look at the fourth tier, which offers a personalized video exchange. Also, feel free to reach out to me directly for online lessons or advice!

In addition to these bi-monthly tune videos, I'll periodically post videos titled "Tips & Tricks," which are short supplementary videos focusing on technique. You can expect roughly two of these per month.

For an example of a "Tips & Tricks" video, click here.

If you find yourself interested and able to give more than the tier requires, you can choose to put any amount of money above the tier's minimum towards supporting me and my career. If you are eager but unable to afford the tier that would best fit you, please reach out directly so we can figure it out together!

Thank you so much for your support, I couldn't do what I do without all of you amazing musicians and students! 

Love,
Josie
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