RYAN CLOSS

Long Island Lutenist

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.

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PayPal

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
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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.

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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!
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