Pamela Mortensen is creating Music and Videos
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                      WELCOME TO MY PATREON PAGE! 
                              Thank you for coming here!

My name is Pamela Mortensen. I’m a musician, composer and sonic explorer who currently resides on the beautiful Oregon Coast in the Pacific Northwest.  

If you're here for the first time, thank you for coming and checking out my page! Please, make yourself at home here and take a peek around.



WHO AM I AND WHAT'S MY STORY?
When I was seven years old, I decided to put on an organ concert in our house. I practiced every piece I knew on my Magnus chord organ, set up a day and time for the concert, made my own posters and posted them around the house to invite my family. The night of the performance, I had an audience of three - my mom, my dad and my sister and I made 15 cents. I was hooked. I HAD to be a musician.

Now I play a variety of instruments including didgeridoo, keyboard and udu as well as singing and chanting. I'm also a composer with six and a half albums and a pile of orchestral scores to my credit, a didgeridoo crafter making these amazing instruments from yucca and agave stalks and I teach people how to play didgeridoo through informative YouTube videos, workshops and online and one-on-one lessons. Some of you may know me from the didgeridoo world through  YouTubeInstagram and Facebook or live performances at fairs and festivals, sound baths or house concerts. For those of you who don't know me, please keep reading. The story gets really good!

I’ve worked and made my living in many different incarnations from being a administrative assistant to a line assembler in a manufacturing plant but I’ve always had the audacity and curiosity to explore the idea of working for myself. So, in summer of 2014, I took a leap of faith, wrapped up my life in Seattle, Washington and moved to Oregon to explore and establish myself as an independent musician and creative entrepreneur at a time in life when most people are starting to plan for retirement. It’s been an extraordinary adventure of the unexpected, ups and downs, blessings and challenges and even though some of these challenges have been extremely hard lessons, I wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything. I have learned about resilience, persistence and patience all of which are qualities I started to write about and encourage in others. In addition, I produce music for meditative and yoga practice and I am starting a practice in arts avocation because I’ve experienced firsthand how important it is to the vitality of living a great life.

I'm currently in a unique position that allows me to explore more of who I am as well as challenging me to push past what I thought I could do. I want to pay that inspiration forward because it's not just about making music. It's about allowing ourselves to follow our dreams, explore our creativity, supporting each other and getting past our fears and stepping into the unknown with faith and belief that we can do anything we dream of. 



WHAT'S MY VISION: WHY I'M HERE ON PATREON
I don’t mind working hard. I’m not afraid to fail. I don’t mind working long hours. I’m not afraid to take calculated risks. But what I don’t like is working hard to make money only to have someone who doesn’t work as hard to come and take it away. I get it. You work hard for your money and expect value for it when you invest it in something or someone. I’m a creative entrepreneur which means it’s my job to create a fun and interactive experience for you either through entertaining you, teaching you techniques, tips and tricks on musical instruments or music making, providing music for you to meditate by, or if you’re an artist, inspiring you by sharing things I’ve learned along the way in my own artistic and entrepreneurial journey. I see being here on Patreon as an opportunity for both of us to learn from each other and grow as artists of life. In the long run, I see this as a win-win as we take this experience and share it with others creating a growing a community both online and in the real world. By doing so, we foster better and deeper relationships and encourage and support each other in ideas and growth.

I believe the arts and music in particular, are a vital part of our human experience. Without them, we wouldn’t enjoy the creative, innovative or visionary aspects that makes up our world today. I’ve seen and experienced first hand how being a music maker can change lives, heal and bring joy to people. My vision for the arts is to not only share the music I make but also to share ideas that promote the arts as an important part of quality of life. My mission is to encourage people of all ages to get involved with the arts whether it’s as an artist or supporter.

I love what I do as both artist and entrepreneur. It’s exciting, exhilarating, scary and above all fosters growth that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t taken the risks I’ve taken. I’ve been blessed to be supported and encouraged in a thousand different ways in this journey and this inspires me to keep moving.


WILL YOU JOIN ME? 
Every great composer from Mozart to Beethoven has had patrons to support their work. Imagine the beauty that we would have missed out on if they hadn’t!

This is the ask. I’m inviting you to join me by asking you to become a Patron Member. If you decide to hit that “Become a Patron” button, you would be helping me to build a sustainable income that I can invest in growing my business, foster creative and financial independence, create more and better content that can benefit yourself and others. Essentially you become part of the creative team by becoming a Member.

What you get in return are a host of rewards I’ve set up for each tier that you see on the right hand side of the page. These can include early access to blog, vlog and podcast posts before they go out to the public, music downloads for your enjoyment or meditative work, exclusive engagement with me beyond social media and much, much more. You also get to know that YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE in helping me to grow my business so I can follow up on my vision of creating valuable content for people and you would have my sincere gratitude for coming on board and joining me.


HOW PATREON WORKS
Patreon is a platform where Patron Members can come to support and engage with artists and creators they resonate with. It’s a bit like Kickstarter but instead of funding one project, contributions go to support things like day to day expenses, website maintenance, marketing and promotion, equipment upgrades and much more. When you opt in, you can set the amount of your contribution to fit your budget and once a month the amount you set is deducted from your account. You can then select your rewards or pass them along to someone who may benefit from them. And that’s it! You’re done! It’s easy and simple and if you get stuck or have questions, Patreon has an amazing team of people to help you out.

Thank you so much for your consideration and thank you so much to all of you who have already become Members! You are making a difference!!

Take Care and Stay Amazing!
Pam

PATREON FAQ

Is Patreon secure?
Yes! Patreon has taken great steps to make sure ALL of your information is secure. 

Can I opt out anytime
Yes! You can delete your pledge anytime you're logged into your Patreon account .

I'm from another country. Do I have to contribute in U.S. dollars?
Nope. Patreon has set things up to convert automatically to U.S currency when you contribute in your country's currency

Help! I'm technically challenged! Can you help me?
Absolutely! If any questions arise or if you have trouble with the sign up process, the Patreon team is super friendly and helpful. You can connect with them here. If you have any specific questions about my page, just send me an email at [email protected]

Tiers
Supporter Member
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for considering becoming a Supporter Member. The rewards for this tier are...


  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts, 


  • Your name in the video credits once a month


  •  A personal thank you.





Fan Member!
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for your consideration! If you chose this teir, you will receive....


  •  A download of every new song I do so I can sing to you or play for you where ever you go! Take me with you to your yoga or meditation practice!

 

  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts, 


  • Your name in the video credits once a month


  •  A personal thank you.

 


Friend Member!
$10 or more per month

Thank you you for your considering becoming a Fan Member! 

Hang tight! I'm in the process of restructuring tier benefits.  Thank you for your patience! 


  •  A download of every new song I do so I can sing to you or play for you where ever you go! Take me with you to your yoga or meditation practice!

 

  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts, 


  • Your name in the video credits once a month


  •  A personal thank you.

 

 



Family Member!
$25 or more per month

Thank you so much for making a difference! 

Hang tight! I'm restructuring my tier benefits to add new tiers and benefits. Thank you for your patience!


  •  A download of every new song I do so I can sing to you or play for you where ever you go! Take me with you to your yoga or meditation practice!


  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts.


  • Your name in the video credits every time I release a video


  •  A personal thank you!


Inner Circle Member!
$50 or more per month

   YES! You would be making a major impact which and I am honored by your generosity. Your rewards are


  •  Access to Inner Circle Members only area on my website which will include all music downloads of new music, plus exclusive tutorials, practice tips and more. 


  •  Downloads of 2 existing albums of your choice. 


  • A personal thank you and special thanks (Inner Circle Members area) on all videos, blogs, vlogs and tutorials.  


  •   Suggesting helpful topics for blogposts.  


  •  Second string early access (after Influencer Members) to podcasts  


There may additional rewards added to this tier as I fine tune things.   

 

Influencer Member!
$100 or more per month

 WOOHOO!! You would be an essential part of my support team and I would love for you to play an active role in the work I do. The following rewards are available especially for you.

  •   Access to Influencer Members only area of my website which will feature music downloads of existing and new music, exclusive tutorials, practice tips, discussions on topics you can suggest. 


  •  A personal thank you plus special thank you (Gold Members area) on all videos, blog posts, vlogs and tutorials. 


  • Submitting suggestions on what podcast topics are most helpful for you.  


  •   Early access to podcasts. 


  • Exclusive blog posts available only at this level. 


  • Once a month roundtable through Skype or Zoom on whatever topic we flow into. Topics could range from Q&As in learning a musical instrument to discussion on the mind/body connection of music and the arts or sharing ideas on how the arts can make a positive impact in personal and collective development.   


There may additional rewards added to this tier as I fine tune things. 

 


Goals
8 of 100 patrons
100 Gardeners for Beautiful and Clear Music! 

Every garden needs quality care to grow strong and beautiful and right now, this musical garden I'm stewarding will need equipment updating. Over the past year, I've been learning so much about recording, mixing and editing techniques through working on a couple of projects. I've also learned that the mixer board that I use for recording, ironically,  has a hissing issue when I use USB to record with. I've been able to work around it so far but it's made my work load a bit slower. I will need to replace this board as I get into quieter and more delicate sounding music so my first goal is to do just that. There are other pieces of key equipment I will need too but I will start here. When we reach this goal, I plan on a wonderful celebration with you! 


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                      WELCOME TO MY PATREON PAGE! 
                              Thank you for coming here!

My name is Pamela Mortensen. I’m a musician, composer and sonic explorer who currently resides on the beautiful Oregon Coast in the Pacific Northwest.  

If you're here for the first time, thank you for coming and checking out my page! Please, make yourself at home here and take a peek around.



WHO AM I AND WHAT'S MY STORY?
When I was seven years old, I decided to put on an organ concert in our house. I practiced every piece I knew on my Magnus chord organ, set up a day and time for the concert, made my own posters and posted them around the house to invite my family. The night of the performance, I had an audience of three - my mom, my dad and my sister and I made 15 cents. I was hooked. I HAD to be a musician.

Now I play a variety of instruments including didgeridoo, keyboard and udu as well as singing and chanting. I'm also a composer with six and a half albums and a pile of orchestral scores to my credit, a didgeridoo crafter making these amazing instruments from yucca and agave stalks and I teach people how to play didgeridoo through informative YouTube videos, workshops and online and one-on-one lessons. Some of you may know me from the didgeridoo world through  YouTubeInstagram and Facebook or live performances at fairs and festivals, sound baths or house concerts. For those of you who don't know me, please keep reading. The story gets really good!

I’ve worked and made my living in many different incarnations from being a administrative assistant to a line assembler in a manufacturing plant but I’ve always had the audacity and curiosity to explore the idea of working for myself. So, in summer of 2014, I took a leap of faith, wrapped up my life in Seattle, Washington and moved to Oregon to explore and establish myself as an independent musician and creative entrepreneur at a time in life when most people are starting to plan for retirement. It’s been an extraordinary adventure of the unexpected, ups and downs, blessings and challenges and even though some of these challenges have been extremely hard lessons, I wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything. I have learned about resilience, persistence and patience all of which are qualities I started to write about and encourage in others. In addition, I produce music for meditative and yoga practice and I am starting a practice in arts avocation because I’ve experienced firsthand how important it is to the vitality of living a great life.

I'm currently in a unique position that allows me to explore more of who I am as well as challenging me to push past what I thought I could do. I want to pay that inspiration forward because it's not just about making music. It's about allowing ourselves to follow our dreams, explore our creativity, supporting each other and getting past our fears and stepping into the unknown with faith and belief that we can do anything we dream of. 



WHAT'S MY VISION: WHY I'M HERE ON PATREON
I don’t mind working hard. I’m not afraid to fail. I don’t mind working long hours. I’m not afraid to take calculated risks. But what I don’t like is working hard to make money only to have someone who doesn’t work as hard to come and take it away. I get it. You work hard for your money and expect value for it when you invest it in something or someone. I’m a creative entrepreneur which means it’s my job to create a fun and interactive experience for you either through entertaining you, teaching you techniques, tips and tricks on musical instruments or music making, providing music for you to meditate by, or if you’re an artist, inspiring you by sharing things I’ve learned along the way in my own artistic and entrepreneurial journey. I see being here on Patreon as an opportunity for both of us to learn from each other and grow as artists of life. In the long run, I see this as a win-win as we take this experience and share it with others creating a growing a community both online and in the real world. By doing so, we foster better and deeper relationships and encourage and support each other in ideas and growth.

I believe the arts and music in particular, are a vital part of our human experience. Without them, we wouldn’t enjoy the creative, innovative or visionary aspects that makes up our world today. I’ve seen and experienced first hand how being a music maker can change lives, heal and bring joy to people. My vision for the arts is to not only share the music I make but also to share ideas that promote the arts as an important part of quality of life. My mission is to encourage people of all ages to get involved with the arts whether it’s as an artist or supporter.

I love what I do as both artist and entrepreneur. It’s exciting, exhilarating, scary and above all fosters growth that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t taken the risks I’ve taken. I’ve been blessed to be supported and encouraged in a thousand different ways in this journey and this inspires me to keep moving.


WILL YOU JOIN ME? 
Every great composer from Mozart to Beethoven has had patrons to support their work. Imagine the beauty that we would have missed out on if they hadn’t!

This is the ask. I’m inviting you to join me by asking you to become a Patron Member. If you decide to hit that “Become a Patron” button, you would be helping me to build a sustainable income that I can invest in growing my business, foster creative and financial independence, create more and better content that can benefit yourself and others. Essentially you become part of the creative team by becoming a Member.

What you get in return are a host of rewards I’ve set up for each tier that you see on the right hand side of the page. These can include early access to blog, vlog and podcast posts before they go out to the public, music downloads for your enjoyment or meditative work, exclusive engagement with me beyond social media and much, much more. You also get to know that YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE in helping me to grow my business so I can follow up on my vision of creating valuable content for people and you would have my sincere gratitude for coming on board and joining me.


HOW PATREON WORKS
Patreon is a platform where Patron Members can come to support and engage with artists and creators they resonate with. It’s a bit like Kickstarter but instead of funding one project, contributions go to support things like day to day expenses, website maintenance, marketing and promotion, equipment upgrades and much more. When you opt in, you can set the amount of your contribution to fit your budget and once a month the amount you set is deducted from your account. You can then select your rewards or pass them along to someone who may benefit from them. And that’s it! You’re done! It’s easy and simple and if you get stuck or have questions, Patreon has an amazing team of people to help you out.

Thank you so much for your consideration and thank you so much to all of you who have already become Members! You are making a difference!!

Take Care and Stay Amazing!
Pam

PATREON FAQ

Is Patreon secure?
Yes! Patreon has taken great steps to make sure ALL of your information is secure. 

Can I opt out anytime
Yes! You can delete your pledge anytime you're logged into your Patreon account .

I'm from another country. Do I have to contribute in U.S. dollars?
Nope. Patreon has set things up to convert automatically to U.S currency when you contribute in your country's currency

Help! I'm technically challenged! Can you help me?
Absolutely! If any questions arise or if you have trouble with the sign up process, the Patreon team is super friendly and helpful. You can connect with them here. If you have any specific questions about my page, just send me an email at [email protected]

Recent posts by Pamela Mortensen

Tiers
Supporter Member
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for considering becoming a Supporter Member. The rewards for this tier are...


  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts, 


  • Your name in the video credits once a month


  •  A personal thank you.





Fan Member!
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for your consideration! If you chose this teir, you will receive....


  •  A download of every new song I do so I can sing to you or play for you where ever you go! Take me with you to your yoga or meditation practice!

 

  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts, 


  • Your name in the video credits once a month


  •  A personal thank you.

 


Friend Member!
$10 or more per month

Thank you you for your considering becoming a Fan Member! 

Hang tight! I'm in the process of restructuring tier benefits.  Thank you for your patience! 


  •  A download of every new song I do so I can sing to you or play for you where ever you go! Take me with you to your yoga or meditation practice!

 

  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts, 


  • Your name in the video credits once a month


  •  A personal thank you.

 

 



Family Member!
$25 or more per month

Thank you so much for making a difference! 

Hang tight! I'm restructuring my tier benefits to add new tiers and benefits. Thank you for your patience!


  •  A download of every new song I do so I can sing to you or play for you where ever you go! Take me with you to your yoga or meditation practice!


  • Access to my patron only feed where I'll post music videos, practice sessions, early access blog posts.


  • Your name in the video credits every time I release a video


  •  A personal thank you!


Inner Circle Member!
$50 or more per month

   YES! You would be making a major impact which and I am honored by your generosity. Your rewards are


  •  Access to Inner Circle Members only area on my website which will include all music downloads of new music, plus exclusive tutorials, practice tips and more. 


  •  Downloads of 2 existing albums of your choice. 


  • A personal thank you and special thanks (Inner Circle Members area) on all videos, blogs, vlogs and tutorials.  


  •   Suggesting helpful topics for blogposts.  


  •  Second string early access (after Influencer Members) to podcasts  


There may additional rewards added to this tier as I fine tune things.   

 

Influencer Member!
$100 or more per month

 WOOHOO!! You would be an essential part of my support team and I would love for you to play an active role in the work I do. The following rewards are available especially for you.

  •   Access to Influencer Members only area of my website which will feature music downloads of existing and new music, exclusive tutorials, practice tips, discussions on topics you can suggest. 


  •  A personal thank you plus special thank you (Gold Members area) on all videos, blog posts, vlogs and tutorials. 


  • Submitting suggestions on what podcast topics are most helpful for you.  


  •   Early access to podcasts. 


  • Exclusive blog posts available only at this level. 


  • Once a month roundtable through Skype or Zoom on whatever topic we flow into. Topics could range from Q&As in learning a musical instrument to discussion on the mind/body connection of music and the arts or sharing ideas on how the arts can make a positive impact in personal and collective development.   


There may additional rewards added to this tier as I fine tune things.