And that's where you come in! I would like to spend more time recording and filming my music, but as I'm a freelance player it's hard to find the time while trying to earn my living. By becoming my patron on Patreon - however small the amount you pledge - you'll be directly helping me to not only continue to make videos, but also to make better videos. In the longer term I hope that I'll be able to get better studio equipment and maybe hire a real camera operator from time to time!! It will also give me time to learn new filming techniques and to record and film a wider range of music.
Making videos also helps spread my music to a wider audience, which will help to allow me to record a wider variety of pieces - all of which you will not only be helping with, but getting free copies of! Which brings me on to rewards:
Whatever amount you decide to pledge (even if it's just $1) I want you to get something back for being a patron; so below there are a number of rewards, including free downloads of my music and free CDs, and I'll be reviewing these and adding to them when I can.
Patreon is a superb idea for allowing you to really make a difference to independent creators; so don't forget to check out more of the creators who are using the site - I'm going to become a patron to some of my favourites.
Important facts about Patreon pledges:
- Though the site is in dollars, everything gets converted from your local currency automatically so it doesn't matter where you're based
- You can cancel a single pledge at any time, or cancel your patronage completely, at the click of a button
- Pledges for videos which I've made will go out at the beginning of each month
- You can limit the amount you pledge per month, in case I suddenly make loads of videos all at once (normally I'll be aiming at 2 - 4 a month)
If you want to know more about how Patreon works, then have a look at this video.
To see all my YouTube music videos (plus a few vlogs) just click here, or if you'd like to find out more about my violin playing beyond the boundaries of YouTube just have a look at my website.
Thank you so much for your support!