Clara Shandler - Sidewalk Cellist is creating music
34

patrons

$1,221
per year
"The meaning of life is to find your gift,
The purpose of life is to give it away"
-Picasso

I am blessed with a lot of support from the people around me and I enjoy looking for find ways to pay it forward. No matter what sort of financial backing I have on this site I will always travel, teach, share, write, and play music in every corner of the world that I can.

I have a number of goals and projects that I would like to explore (see the left hand column), having financial support from my friends and fans will make them come to life.

I want to start a platform to share my songs - new songs, old/recycled songs, jam sessions, classical performances, and live recordings made around the world. 

I want to contribute to the world of musical education as much as I can. I already spend a sizeable amount of my time teaching and one of my first projects is to make music education videos to put online, free and accessible to anyone and everyone.

I aspire to be a composer, which to me is someone who writes their music down. Right now when I write songs, they stay in my head or amount to a few scribbles and some lyrics on a page. If I can make time to write my songs down, perhaps others will play them and pass them along...?

My purpose on this earth is to learn, write, and share music. One of these days I will record my fifth album, and when I do, I want to create something really special. For that reason I want to have the financial freedom to take time and capture the essence of a live performance, to use very little editing to piece each track together. I want to be able to compensate all participants generously and record in acoustically beautiful spaces to produce an album that is natural and authentic.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments:
clara [at] sidewalkcellist [dot] com

Thank you so much for listening!

Tiers
Seed
$1 or more per year 3 patrons
Big things come from small seeds and every little bit counts. By becoming a Patreon supporter you will get to vote on what kind of content I create. 
Sapling
$10 or more per year 5 patrons
Giant oaks and cedars start as wee little saplings. By becoming a Patreon supporter you will get to vote on what kind of content I create, and I will send you a personal letter in the mail once a year for an occasion of your choosing (birthday, holiday, etc).
Flowering Tree
$20 or more per year 13 patrons
When I will make things (videos, recordings, sheet music, or other stuff) you will be the first to get a hard copy. Whether it's a CD, an EP, printed music, or a DVD, I will either deliver my creation in person or send it in the mail. You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create. 
Bamboo
$35 or more per year 5 patrons
When I will make a thing you will be treated to a private release party for friends, family, and supporters. We will eat, drink, mingle, and you will hear the first performance of my latest creation. You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create.

* if you live outside of the area where the release takes place or if you are unable to attend, we will either set up a live-stream or I will send you a DVD of the performance  - stamped (with a fancy wax seal), full of love, just for you.
Birch
$100 or more per year 4 patrons
When I will make a thing you will be treated to a private release party for friends, family, and supporters. You also get to choose a song for me to learn and perform.


* if you live outside of the area where the release party takes place or if you are unable to attend, it will be mailed to you - stamped (with a fancy wax seal), full of love, just for you.

Cello-Tree
$250 or more per year 0 patrons
Are you currently studying cello or interested in getting started? Then this reward is for you! In addition to receiving the links to my online cello videos, we will have four one on one cello lessons per year (either in person or on Skype from anywhere in the world). You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create. 
Maple
$500 or more per year 1 of 12 patrons
When I will make a thing I will deliver a hand copy in person and perform it live for you at your own private concert. You can invite a whole bunch of your friends and family, or keep things small and cozy. You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create. 


Please note that I may require assistance with traveling costs if you live far away.  

Goals
$1,221 of $2,400 per year
When I reach this goal I will make a video every month - either a performance, a cello demo video or a collaborative project of some variety. Each Patreon supporter gets to vote on what I create each month.
3 of 5
"The meaning of life is to find your gift,
The purpose of life is to give it away"
-Picasso

I am blessed with a lot of support from the people around me and I enjoy looking for find ways to pay it forward. No matter what sort of financial backing I have on this site I will always travel, teach, share, write, and play music in every corner of the world that I can.

I have a number of goals and projects that I would like to explore (see the left hand column), having financial support from my friends and fans will make them come to life.

I want to start a platform to share my songs - new songs, old/recycled songs, jam sessions, classical performances, and live recordings made around the world. 

I want to contribute to the world of musical education as much as I can. I already spend a sizeable amount of my time teaching and one of my first projects is to make music education videos to put online, free and accessible to anyone and everyone.

I aspire to be a composer, which to me is someone who writes their music down. Right now when I write songs, they stay in my head or amount to a few scribbles and some lyrics on a page. If I can make time to write my songs down, perhaps others will play them and pass them along...?

My purpose on this earth is to learn, write, and share music. One of these days I will record my fifth album, and when I do, I want to create something really special. For that reason I want to have the financial freedom to take time and capture the essence of a live performance, to use very little editing to piece each track together. I want to be able to compensate all participants generously and record in acoustically beautiful spaces to produce an album that is natural and authentic.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments:
clara [at] sidewalkcellist [dot] com

Thank you so much for listening!

Recent posts by Clara Shandler - Sidewalk Cellist

Tiers
Seed
$1 or more per year 3 patrons
Big things come from small seeds and every little bit counts. By becoming a Patreon supporter you will get to vote on what kind of content I create. 
Sapling
$10 or more per year 5 patrons
Giant oaks and cedars start as wee little saplings. By becoming a Patreon supporter you will get to vote on what kind of content I create, and I will send you a personal letter in the mail once a year for an occasion of your choosing (birthday, holiday, etc).
Flowering Tree
$20 or more per year 13 patrons
When I will make things (videos, recordings, sheet music, or other stuff) you will be the first to get a hard copy. Whether it's a CD, an EP, printed music, or a DVD, I will either deliver my creation in person or send it in the mail. You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create. 
Bamboo
$35 or more per year 5 patrons
When I will make a thing you will be treated to a private release party for friends, family, and supporters. We will eat, drink, mingle, and you will hear the first performance of my latest creation. You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create.

* if you live outside of the area where the release takes place or if you are unable to attend, we will either set up a live-stream or I will send you a DVD of the performance  - stamped (with a fancy wax seal), full of love, just for you.
Birch
$100 or more per year 4 patrons
When I will make a thing you will be treated to a private release party for friends, family, and supporters. You also get to choose a song for me to learn and perform.


* if you live outside of the area where the release party takes place or if you are unable to attend, it will be mailed to you - stamped (with a fancy wax seal), full of love, just for you.

Cello-Tree
$250 or more per year 0 patrons
Are you currently studying cello or interested in getting started? Then this reward is for you! In addition to receiving the links to my online cello videos, we will have four one on one cello lessons per year (either in person or on Skype from anywhere in the world). You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create. 
Maple
$500 or more per year 1 of 12 patrons
When I will make a thing I will deliver a hand copy in person and perform it live for you at your own private concert. You can invite a whole bunch of your friends and family, or keep things small and cozy. You will also get to vote on what kind of content I create. 


Please note that I may require assistance with traveling costs if you live far away.