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Building a Community On Patreon: IceRequiem Performs Creed of the Brotherhood

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

At the $4 pledge level on my Patreon page, I use my Facebook page (700+ likes), Google Plus profile (400+ followers), Twitter account (2,500+ followers), and my award-winning Music Education Blog to help promote a fellow Patreon creator's creation.

Today, I'd like to feature another cool creation by ‪#‎Patreon‬ creato...

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Building a Community On Patreon: Sierra Nelson Sings Climb Ev'ry Mountain

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

At the $4 pledge level on my Patreon page, I use my Facebook page (700+ likes), Google Plus profile (400+ followers), Twitter account (2,500+ followers), and my award-winning Music Education Blog to help promote a fellow Patreon creator's creation.

 

Today, I'd like to feature another cool creation by ‎Patreon‬ creator

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Teaching the 21st Century Musician COMING SOON - K12 Online Conference

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (1)

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I will be one of the presenters for this year's K12 Online Conference, which for 2015 is entitled "Virtually Unstoppable." My 20-minute video presentation will be available online both on K12's YouTube channel and on iTunes during the second week of the conference during the "Beyond the Core: A...

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Andy Grammer's Honey I'm Good for SSAA Barbershop Quartet

Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Andy Grammer's Honey I'm Good for SSAA Barbershop Quartet


I occasionally get commissions to write a cappella arrangements. All of my arrangement commissions are licensed for online streaming to make them in compliance with US Copyright code, and often the group requesting the arrangement will send me a recording of their group performin...

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Back to the Future Overture for Clarinet, Complete with DeLorean!

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Back to the Future Overture for Clarinet, Complete with DeLorean!

I released a recording of a clarinet ensemble arrangement of Alan Silvestri's overture to the hit movie Back to the Future about a week ago. You can listen to the audio alone on ...

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Meeting Multiple Musical Goals Via Recording Projects

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting Multiple Musical Goals Via Recording Projects

This recorded performance meets multiple goals of mine. First of all, from a music teacher perspective, this short prelude by Classical era composer Muzio Clementi was originally published in his book Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Pianoforte in the late 18th century. As ...

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Back to School Savings for Online Music Lessons

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Back to School Savings for Online Music Lessons

It's that time of year again. Since 2008, I have been teaching private music lessons online, and every August, I offer a special deal for band, orchestra, vocal, piano, theory, and composition students who are getting ready to start their schoo...

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How to Grow Your Patreon Page, Part 6: Goals and the Pareto Principle

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Grow Your Patreon Page, Part 6: Goals and the Pareto Principle

 


 

In this video, I share my results of month 5 of my Patreon Pledge-for-Pledge campaign as well as my goals for the first year. I also explain how the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 Principle, comes to bear on a campa...

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Quote of the Day: Keller - Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Quote of the Day: Keller - Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing

This article (c) 2015 Thomas J. West. All content on ThomasJWestMusic dot com is licensed under a Creative Contributions Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Please ...

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