It's never been easy to make a living as a musician. But now as we're still suffering under a pandemic it's even worse. I've had major slowdowns in my day job (related to school music programs) and there is nothing but uncertainty about what the fall will bring for music class in schools. Last year I played over 60 gigs. This year I've had 8 so far. I totally support staying home and shutting things down to keep people safe, but I am trying to find new ways to keep afloat and trying to be as prepared as I can if it's another year before things even look a little normal.
I don't feel ok about just asking for money (but I guess I won't stop you if you have some extra?). If you do want to help but would like something in return, here are some ideas:
I want to get back to teaching private music lessons in all manner of music topics. All online, and because it's tough for a lot of people, I'm asking that you pay what you can. I want you, kids and adults, to get music in your life and if money is tight for you that's ok. Let's help each other. Click over to my lesson page for more information.
My partner Lynette and I have an Etsy page now. We are selling a variety of our arts and crafts, and we're adding new things as we can. Follow this link to see if there's something you like. Custom work is available, just send me a message.
I did some streaming on Twitch earlier this year, and I'd like to get back to it. If you want to follow me over there that would be great, and if you feel like donating there is a paypal link on my page. Let me know if there are any particular topics you'd like me to cover in a stream.