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Support a Starving Artist and Community Volunteer!
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Ended Dec 11, 2014
You've heard the story about the talented musician who got burned in a three-way script? Over-educated, undiagnosed manic-depression and attention deficit disorder, and having too long refused to follow his bliss? It's all true, but let's focus on ...

You've heard the story about the talented musician who got burned in a three-way script? Over-educated, undiagnosed manic-depression and attention deficit disorder, and having too long refused to follow his bliss?

It's all true, but let's focus on the positive, because great things are happening for me in my new home of Timmins, with many thanks to the moral support of my friends and colleagues in the community. I've discovered both the passion and the drive to dedicate myself to the hard work necessary to start translating talent into professional excellence. I've been blessed with the encouragement of others that has allowed me to find my voice as an artist. I've begun composing again and am finding new ways to share my music with the community. In particular, paying it forward to those like myself living with diverse challenges of mental health. Meanwhile, through my involvement in social enterprise, I'm finally feeling like the degrees in Religious Studies and Social Work were not such a waste of time after all!

I'm seeking support from the crowdfunding community to help me achieve three primary goals: a) to dedicate a siginificant portion of my days to the pursuit of excellence in music -- practice, composition and recording; b) to subsidize the sharing of free or discounted music lessons and volunteer performances to marginalized members of the community; and c) to allow me the freedom to get more involved as a volunteer in the non-profit sector in general.

I believe that with the help of short-term funding, my business as a music teacher and performer will be self-sustaining in the long term, and I am working with others in the community to expand not only the opportunities for those such as myself who have taken the plunge into starving artist-hood, but also for other artists who just want to see that it's possible. 

Personal and professional references will be provided upon request. Check out https://www.facebook.com/DancingToneMusic for more about my studio, and https://www.facebook.com/EmpathicTimmins and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Singularity-Social-Club/238290796366311 to learn about some of my non-profit/social enterprise activities. All of these ventures are made possible by the Speakeasy Emporium, https://www.facebook.com/speakeasytimmins .

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The sponsor receives 10 non-expiring and fully transferable certificates for any of the services offered by Dancing Tone Music: Instruction and Consulting. Each certificate is of a $30 value, which might typically be applied to one 45-minute private lesson or session, as well as to the full range of other services offered. These certificates may be used as gifts or perks for friends or clients, or as donations to members of the community. The sponsor will also have his or her name and/or corporate logo listed on all advertising related to Dancing Tone Music as a Bronze Level Sponsor.
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$350 CAD
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The sponsor receives 15 non-expiring and fully transferable certificates for any of the services offered by Dancing Tone Music: Instruction and Consulting. Each certificate is of a $30 value, which might typically be applied to one 45-minute private lesson or session, as well as to the full range of other services offered. These certificates may be used as gifts or perks for friends or clients, or as donations to members of the community. The sponsor will also have his or her name and/or corporate logo listed on all advertising related to Dancing Tone Music as a Silver Level Sponsor.
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$500 CAD
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The sponsor receives 20 non-expiring and fully transferable certificates for any of the services offered by Dancing Tone Music: Instruction and Consulting. Each certificate is of a $30 value, which might typically be applied to one 45-minute private lesson or session, as well as to the full range of other services offered. These certificates may be used as gifts or perks for friends or clients, or as donations to members of the community. The sponsor will also have his or her name and/or corporate logo listed on all advertising related to Dancing Tone Music as a Gold Level Sponsor.
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$1,200 CAD
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The sponsor receives 60 non-expiring and fully transferable certificates for any of the services offered by Dancing Tone Music: Instruction and Consulting. Each certificate is of a $30 value, which might typically be applied to one 45-minute private lesson or session, as well as to the full range of other services offered. These certificates may be used as gifts or perks for friends or clients, or as donations to members of the community. The sponsor will also have his or her name and/or corporate logo listed on all advertising related to Dancing Tone Music as a Diamond Level Sponsor.
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