Motivique Studio is creating Music, Videos, Art, and Musicians
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Hello! I am Michael, a Dallas based guitar instructor. My cat Ella is really glad you are here, and so am I.

My studio is called Motivique, to reference the idea of the motif in music. A motif is the smallest "complete" musical idea. I teach based on the logic of extrapolating permutations of these motifs so that a student has a logical process to learn any music they want to learn.

The course I am creating for Patreon is called "Theseus and the Labyrinth." It may sound overly mythological, but with reason. You and I are Theseus, referencing Plutarch's idea of the Ship of Theseus. If a ship has every part replaced, is it the same ship? I want to give all the knowledge I have to you - transfer the ship from my mind to yours.

The journey is the labyrinth. If you are familiar with the word (before David Bowie or Guillermo del Toro got their hands on it), you know that it is not a maze. A labyrinth has a beginning and an end, and is traversed in direct fashion. The goal of a pilgim's labyrinthe is enlightenment during each step of the way.

I am on Patreon for 4 reasons:

1. To curate a lesson plan that updates in realtime to the students requests. The lesson plan has video demonstrations for every heading, and is designed to take a student from "I've never touched a guitar" to "I can play anything I want."

2. To release my musical creativity to people more directly. My style of performance has always centered on the idea of playing live in someone's natural environment - more so a house or study than a loud concert venue. 

3. To have incentive to create more art on a regular basis.

4. To donate instruments to youth organizations in Dallas, TX (and possibly further afield), and ultimately to found a scholarship for music education, beginning with my alma mater at Texas Women's University.

Yes, I am spearheading the idea for my studio, but this will ultimately be community directed. The project I am creating needs to be something you as the patron are able to say, "I am proud of this", because it needs to grow. That means I need people need to help me spread the word.

Why you might support me:

1. To receive music from me on a regular basis because you like the way it enhances your living environment.

2. To acquire free lessons yourself by bringing me 2 level 4 patrons.

3. To help insure future students have the same experience you have had. 

4. To enrich the lives of young musicians as we approach donating instruments and creating music scholarships.
Tiers
Level 1 - Hippotoxotes
$1 or more per month
I will send you the MP3 of the month - inspirational music from someone you know to set the mood for your day. Shared positivity!
Level 2 - Hyparchos
$5 or more per month
You will receive a personalized video response to a specific question. Appreciate that this information may be incorporated into the lesson course as a whole, because it may be useful to other students! (+ previous tier rewards)
Level 3 - Hoplite
$10 or more per month
You will receive MP3s in perpetuity - not just the MP3 of the month, but 2 MP3s per week of original music, which will include all previous recordings!  (+ previous tier rewards) 
Level 4 - Lokhagos
$20 or more per month
Enter Theseus and the Labyrinth - yes, it's a mythological name, but this is the curated guitar course. I will send you the password to the syllabus page with the course links, and you can walk through at your own pace!  (+ previous tier rewards) 
Level 5 - Tagmatarkhis
$25 or more per month
 The course is described in a way that the student draws all relevant imagery.  With this tier, you will receive all relevant pdfs to print out along with the course and save time.  (+ previous tier rewards) 
Goals
17% complete
At $1500, I will donate 1 instrument a month to either La Rondalla or Friends of WRR, two Dallas organizations based on getting instruments to youth who cannot afford them. I am open to investigating other organizations based on patron suggestion. The instrument will be donated on behalf of all patrons at the Lokhagos level and above.
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Hello! I am Michael, a Dallas based guitar instructor. My cat Ella is really glad you are here, and so am I.

My studio is called Motivique, to reference the idea of the motif in music. A motif is the smallest "complete" musical idea. I teach based on the logic of extrapolating permutations of these motifs so that a student has a logical process to learn any music they want to learn.

The course I am creating for Patreon is called "Theseus and the Labyrinth." It may sound overly mythological, but with reason. You and I are Theseus, referencing Plutarch's idea of the Ship of Theseus. If a ship has every part replaced, is it the same ship? I want to give all the knowledge I have to you - transfer the ship from my mind to yours.

The journey is the labyrinth. If you are familiar with the word (before David Bowie or Guillermo del Toro got their hands on it), you know that it is not a maze. A labyrinth has a beginning and an end, and is traversed in direct fashion. The goal of a pilgim's labyrinthe is enlightenment during each step of the way.

I am on Patreon for 4 reasons:

1. To curate a lesson plan that updates in realtime to the students requests. The lesson plan has video demonstrations for every heading, and is designed to take a student from "I've never touched a guitar" to "I can play anything I want."

2. To release my musical creativity to people more directly. My style of performance has always centered on the idea of playing live in someone's natural environment - more so a house or study than a loud concert venue. 

3. To have incentive to create more art on a regular basis.

4. To donate instruments to youth organizations in Dallas, TX (and possibly further afield), and ultimately to found a scholarship for music education, beginning with my alma mater at Texas Women's University.

Yes, I am spearheading the idea for my studio, but this will ultimately be community directed. The project I am creating needs to be something you as the patron are able to say, "I am proud of this", because it needs to grow. That means I need people need to help me spread the word.

Why you might support me:

1. To receive music from me on a regular basis because you like the way it enhances your living environment.

2. To acquire free lessons yourself by bringing me 2 level 4 patrons.

3. To help insure future students have the same experience you have had. 

4. To enrich the lives of young musicians as we approach donating instruments and creating music scholarships.

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Tiers
Level 1 - Hippotoxotes
$1 or more per month
I will send you the MP3 of the month - inspirational music from someone you know to set the mood for your day. Shared positivity!
Level 2 - Hyparchos
$5 or more per month
You will receive a personalized video response to a specific question. Appreciate that this information may be incorporated into the lesson course as a whole, because it may be useful to other students! (+ previous tier rewards)
Level 3 - Hoplite
$10 or more per month
You will receive MP3s in perpetuity - not just the MP3 of the month, but 2 MP3s per week of original music, which will include all previous recordings!  (+ previous tier rewards) 
Level 4 - Lokhagos
$20 or more per month
Enter Theseus and the Labyrinth - yes, it's a mythological name, but this is the curated guitar course. I will send you the password to the syllabus page with the course links, and you can walk through at your own pace!  (+ previous tier rewards) 
Level 5 - Tagmatarkhis
$25 or more per month
 The course is described in a way that the student draws all relevant imagery.  With this tier, you will receive all relevant pdfs to print out along with the course and save time.  (+ previous tier rewards)