Erin Mae

is creating Dulcimer Outreach

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About Erin Mae

I am a musician.  I got a mountain dulcimer for my seventh birthday, and it has been my passion ever since.  I have dedicated my life to studying music and the mountain dulcimer.  

I am a community member.  I believe that I have a responsibility to do my part to make this world a better place.  I want to do what I can to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are hurting and broken.  

I have a dream to combine my passion for music with my passion for community outreach.  Research has shown that music is a powerful catalyst for good, healing, hope, and positive outcomes in our communities.  

Patron support allows me to dedicate time and energy to community music outreach. While the exact programs are ever-changing, here are some examples of that outreach

1- host a weekly online Youth Dulcimer Club for kids learning to play the dulcimer.

2- give lessons to students who can't afford them.

3- bring dulcimers to schools, libraries, and community events to expose more people to folk music

4- put on kids music camps in places where kids don't otherwise have opportunities to play an instrument

5- play music at nursing homes, senior centers, hospitals, etc.

6- provide free online concerts and instruction

7- teach others how to utilize online platforms for learning and engagement

8- let's dream together!
 
You can help fund these programs with your support of my Patreon campaign.  I promise that every single dollar given will be used to fund these community outreach programs!  

So, what's in it for you?  

1- the warm, fuzzy feeling you get inside when you are a part of doing something to make this world a brighter place.

2- a digital download of "Honest: Songs of Hope"-- a CD recorded with hammered dulcimer player Joshua Messick about overcoming darkness. (you will receive the download information as soon as you make your monthly pledge)

3- receive photos, videos, and updates about what I'm doing each week. (comes with a monthly pledge of $5 or more)

4- get information about the curricula I develop.  This will include dulcimer tab, set list ideas, and song ideas for different settings.  (comes with a monthly pledge of $10 or more)

5- play-along videos and dulcimer tab created for mountain dulcimer students to practice with (comes with a monthly pledge of $15 or more)

6- quarterly handwritten updates from me and those I'm serving.  There's nothing better than good ol' fashioned mail, right?  (comes with a monthly pledge of $20 or more)

7- automatic enrollment in monthly online "Tea and a Tune" classes, with permanent access to archival videos from previous classes. (comes with a pledge of $30 or more) 

8- a monthly Q&A with me about the programs I am developing, and how you could do the same things in YOUR community. (format for this TBD)  (comes with a monthly pledge of $50 or more)

9- for $80 or more, get a 1-hour Zoom lesson with me; and you'll pay for someone else to get a lesson too.  It's a buy one, give one deal!  

Goals
$556.48 of $3,000 per month
It costs about $3000 to put on a week long music and arts camp.  The camps are for kids age 5-13, with 3 paid staff.  Activities include interactive singing, folk dance, bucket drums, playing real instruments (mostly mountain dulcimers and ukuleles, but kids can bring their own as well), and art projects like making ocarinas and painting murals.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 162 exclusive posts
6
Audio releases
152
Images
5
Links
9
Writings
62
Videos

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