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Sarah Elyse

Sarah Elyse

is creating original music

4

patrons

$17

per month
Hi there!! My name is Sarah, and I'm a singer-songwriter. There are a lot of ways you could describe my music - folk, indie, pop, alternative - but overall, my goal is to produce beautiful, meaningful music.

Singing has always been a core aspect of my identity. As an introverted child, I'd sing myself songs I had heard on the radio or through my parents - I LOVED Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow - and around the age of 10 I started writing my own songs. They were exceptionally bad, with no coherent melody or harmony to speak of, and poetry that was... vague, to say the least. Even so, it was around this time that I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a musician. I wasn't exactly sure how to accomplish this (and I'm still not) - my best friend at the time and I would write songs during our sleepovers and brainstorm how we were going to become famous.

Needless to say, I've still got a long way to go! What I started doing in high school was recording myself singing my songs and putting them up on YouTube. My freshman year of college, I started performing at Open Mic Nights and informal gigs. I can't say I gained a big following, but I did get my name out a little bit and received endless support from my friends and family. March of 2018, I recorded and released my first album - Hold On to Your Hats - on Bandcamp. 

So--why do I make music? Other than the fact that it was practically ingrained in me from birth (as both of my parents are musicians), creating and performing music are the ways I express myself and interact with my own feelings and the world around me. I'm a bit of an anxious person, and talking about myself and my feelings is difficult for me to do in a normal setting. Through music and poetry, however, I am able to express complex ideas and emotions, as well allow myself to be open and vulnerable. I create music more for than just myself, however- I've always had a strong desire to make others feel something, too. Throughout my life, listening to music has strengthened me and taught me about myself and the world. I can only hope to contribute to the magic that music offers.

What do I do?

Mostly, I write music - my brain never stops. Even when I've got a whole album to work on, I'm still creating new music! I primarily play the ukulele and piano, but I'm hoping to work with musicians and the studio at school in order to incorporate more instruments. I also do all of the recording myself, which is why it takes so long to put out albums. Ideally, I'd like to get more professional equipment or get a recording deal, but I need to make more money and get my name out there more before either of those things can happen.

I tend to sum up my music topics as "people and places and feelings," but I really make music about all kinds of things - friendship, love, sadness, mental/physical illness, community, current events... you name it! As a queer female musician with mental & chronic illnesses, I strive to be a positive force in these communities and a source for inspiration, reliability, and light. 

Why am I setting up a Patreon?

I'm a junior in college, so I don't have a lot of money and the future as a whole looks pretty unclear. It is difficult to get a job in my hometown, and I don't have the means or the time to work a lot while I'm at school. With your support, I could start earning a steady income from my music, which will allow me to keep doing what I love! Essentially, I need to prove to myself that what I'm doing is important and that I can make a living doing it.

What do you get out of being a Patron?

Lots of bonus content, often catered to you! Depending on how much you choose to donate, this can range from videos of me singing really anything, lyric sheets, and sneak peeks! See the tiers for more details. 

What else should you know about me?

I'm a music major with perfect pitch, and yet I own more than one pitch pipe. My ukulele's name is Phillip, and while my playing might be messy, it's always done with love. I have a cat named Tchaikovsky and he's orange and will consume any food he can find.

I'm working hard to be the best version of myself I can be. Creating music is a big part of that.

Links

All of my music is available on my Bandcamp. You can listen to all of it for free, but if you're willing and able (and would like to download it), you can buy it for a small price! You can watch old and/or live versions of songs on my Youtube channel. (I haven't added any videos since 2017, but that might change soon...) Can't commit to a monthly subscription? If you'd rather make a one-time donation, please consider donating to my PayPal! Want to connect off Patreon? Head over to my Facebook page or Twitter!

You made it to the end! Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my page. You can contact me through the social media listed above or my email ([email protected]) with any questions/business inquiries/etc. Have a wonderful day!
Tiers
Lovely Listener
$1 or more per month

Your name will be listed in a thank you when I release my next EP/album on Bandcamp! You'll also get weekly short videos of me singing something just for fun!

Sing Along
$5 or more per month

All previous benefits, as well as monthly cover videos! I have a bunch of songs I’d like to cover, but you’ll also be able to make requests.


You’ll also be able to request personalized lyric sheets (physical or digital) of up to five songs! I can format them in a specific way, add comments... whatever you’d like!

Harmonize
$10 or more per month

All previous benefits, as well as sneak peeks into what I'm currently working on! These can take the form of videos of the recording process, clips of songs that I'm currently writing, or previews of finished songs before they release.


You’ll also be able to request personalized lyric sheets (physical or digital) of as many songs as you'd like!

Goals
4 of 20 patrons
When I reach 20 patrons, I'll start a monthly video series on YouTube where I play requests and answer questions.
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Hi there!! My name is Sarah, and I'm a singer-songwriter. There are a lot of ways you could describe my music - folk, indie, pop, alternative - but overall, my goal is to produce beautiful, meaningful music.

Singing has always been a core aspect of my identity. As an introverted child, I'd sing myself songs I had heard on the radio or through my parents - I LOVED Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow - and around the age of 10 I started writing my own songs. They were exceptionally bad, with no coherent melody or harmony to speak of, and poetry that was... vague, to say the least. Even so, it was around this time that I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a musician. I wasn't exactly sure how to accomplish this (and I'm still not) - my best friend at the time and I would write songs during our sleepovers and brainstorm how we were going to become famous.

Needless to say, I've still got a long way to go! What I started doing in high school was recording myself singing my songs and putting them up on YouTube. My freshman year of college, I started performing at Open Mic Nights and informal gigs. I can't say I gained a big following, but I did get my name out a little bit and received endless support from my friends and family. March of 2018, I recorded and released my first album - Hold On to Your Hats - on Bandcamp. 

So--why do I make music? Other than the fact that it was practically ingrained in me from birth (as both of my parents are musicians), creating and performing music are the ways I express myself and interact with my own feelings and the world around me. I'm a bit of an anxious person, and talking about myself and my feelings is difficult for me to do in a normal setting. Through music and poetry, however, I am able to express complex ideas and emotions, as well allow myself to be open and vulnerable. I create music more for than just myself, however- I've always had a strong desire to make others feel something, too. Throughout my life, listening to music has strengthened me and taught me about myself and the world. I can only hope to contribute to the magic that music offers.

What do I do?

Mostly, I write music - my brain never stops. Even when I've got a whole album to work on, I'm still creating new music! I primarily play the ukulele and piano, but I'm hoping to work with musicians and the studio at school in order to incorporate more instruments. I also do all of the recording myself, which is why it takes so long to put out albums. Ideally, I'd like to get more professional equipment or get a recording deal, but I need to make more money and get my name out there more before either of those things can happen.

I tend to sum up my music topics as "people and places and feelings," but I really make music about all kinds of things - friendship, love, sadness, mental/physical illness, community, current events... you name it! As a queer female musician with mental & chronic illnesses, I strive to be a positive force in these communities and a source for inspiration, reliability, and light. 

Why am I setting up a Patreon?

I'm a junior in college, so I don't have a lot of money and the future as a whole looks pretty unclear. It is difficult to get a job in my hometown, and I don't have the means or the time to work a lot while I'm at school. With your support, I could start earning a steady income from my music, which will allow me to keep doing what I love! Essentially, I need to prove to myself that what I'm doing is important and that I can make a living doing it.

What do you get out of being a Patron?

Lots of bonus content, often catered to you! Depending on how much you choose to donate, this can range from videos of me singing really anything, lyric sheets, and sneak peeks! See the tiers for more details. 

What else should you know about me?

I'm a music major with perfect pitch, and yet I own more than one pitch pipe. My ukulele's name is Phillip, and while my playing might be messy, it's always done with love. I have a cat named Tchaikovsky and he's orange and will consume any food he can find.

I'm working hard to be the best version of myself I can be. Creating music is a big part of that.

Links

All of my music is available on my Bandcamp. You can listen to all of it for free, but if you're willing and able (and would like to download it), you can buy it for a small price! You can watch old and/or live versions of songs on my Youtube channel. (I haven't added any videos since 2017, but that might change soon...) Can't commit to a monthly subscription? If you'd rather make a one-time donation, please consider donating to my PayPal! Want to connect off Patreon? Head over to my Facebook page or Twitter!

You made it to the end! Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my page. You can contact me through the social media listed above or my email ([email protected]) with any questions/business inquiries/etc. Have a wonderful day!

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Tiers
Lovely Listener
$1 or more per month

Your name will be listed in a thank you when I release my next EP/album on Bandcamp! You'll also get weekly short videos of me singing something just for fun!

Sing Along
$5 or more per month

All previous benefits, as well as monthly cover videos! I have a bunch of songs I’d like to cover, but you’ll also be able to make requests.


You’ll also be able to request personalized lyric sheets (physical or digital) of up to five songs! I can format them in a specific way, add comments... whatever you’d like!

Harmonize
$10 or more per month

All previous benefits, as well as sneak peeks into what I'm currently working on! These can take the form of videos of the recording process, clips of songs that I'm currently writing, or previews of finished songs before they release.


You’ll also be able to request personalized lyric sheets (physical or digital) of as many songs as you'd like!