Giving and giving back
While the Lute itself is a beautiful instrument, the lifestyle that comes along with it is not supported entirely by coffee and magic. It takes friends, family, fans, and patrons like you.
~ MUSIC IS PRICELESS, NOT WORTHLESS ~
If you would like to support what I do and help to keep the arts alive, please consider the following links for your contributions.
Paypal is a great way to make charitable donations to causes you support. There are times when the level of work involved with music goes well beyond a 40-hour work week without the 40-hour a week paycheck.
In a standard week, my duties are delegated towards:
- 2 professional groups
- 2 student ensembles
- Solo performances
- Booking concerts
- Paying my bandmates
- 53 Students
- Seeing my girlfriend
book me gigs!
I find all too often that wherever my appearances take place, the comment 'oh, you should perform at _____' can't help but make an appearance as well. I would love for someone else to give me a call and tell me "you have a concert here, on this date, at this time, for this much money" it would inspire me to create a program catered to your home and tastes.
I do enjoy concerts at churches, and libraries however the audience doesn't quite feel as intimate. Everyone feels the need to be on their best behavior, and our interactions feel a bit stiff.
The lute society of america
The Lute Society of America (LSA) is a non-profit organization that wonders for anyone who enjoys the Lute /Theorbo /Archlute/Baroque Guitar /Renaissance Guitar and other facets of early music plucked strings - Visit the website to find out more!
Through the website below you can also:
- Rent a Lute!
- Hire a Lute!
- Find other lutes for lute parties
- Discover concerts/workshops in your area
- Make contributions to our SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR YOUNG LUTENISTS!