Matthew Dickerson is creating Music and Video
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patrons

Welcome to my Patreon page. I'm a National Champion musician hammered dulcimer player, performer, and teacher. I produce albums, Mp3's, music videos, workshops, and sheet music.  I started my musical endeavors at the age of 15 when I took it upon myself to build my first instrument from a water damaged piano. Since then this "itch" has developed into a passion. My wife and I recently decided to make a full time living as an independent artist. With your involvement this dream is becoming a reality! 
Thank you -so- much for stopping by! Take a look around and discover the amazing sound of the hammered dulcimer. Here are some examples of my work:


Patreon is a platform by which the artist (me) and you (the patron) conglomerate to produce something that otherwise may not be possible . Think of yourself as a investor in my talents. If you invest in me (becoming a patron), I return the favor by investing in you (rewards). But it's not a business deal; it's a personal connection and relationship with the artist. You don't need deep pockets to be an investor. Whether you commit $1 or $50 you can make a big difference in my family's life and I will work my very hardest to return the favor by producing quality material. The more patrons we can get to join our group the more time and resources will be available to me to better serve you and the world with my talents. 


Every dollar funded to my artistry goes to providing me the ability to produce music and video for you. Whether it is to invest in new equipment such as microphones and cameras, or to keep food on the table and a roof over my head, every dollar that is pledged will make a big difference in my pursuit of getting my music outside of my studio.
Keep in mind that if you decide to support my work you are never obligated to be a patron indefinitely. If you need to budget yourself to a lower amount or just need to opt out entirely you can do so at any time. I would understand and we will still be friends.


This page isn't here for just a charity fund, it's here for you -my fans!  Every Patreon level found to the right contains a whole bunch of goodies and benefits for you guys. Check them out and find out what best fits you.


The hammered dulcimer is a unique and awesome instrument with ancient roots going as far back as the Babylonian empire. It combines the full melodic sound of the piano with percussive techniques which provides a delightful and captivating sound. This trapezoidal instrument has a plethora of strings strung across its face which are struck with two wooden mallets held in either hand. The action is much the same as the automated movement that takes place inside of a piano when the keys are played. Believe it or not, the hammered dulcimer is the forerunner of the modern piano. Really though, isn't a piano just a hammered dulcimer in a coffin?
Tiers
The Matt Dickerson Family
$1 or more per creation
Join the Patreon Dickerson fam today to get access to a download and discounts for my online store!
Includes
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
Social Patron
$3 or more per creation
Let’s be friends! You’ll get all the previous rewards, plus I’ll follow you on FB + Twitter! *message me your links after signing up.

Includes

  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
The "Hangout" Crew
$5 or more per creation
Come chill with me online! In addition to the previous rewards, you’ll have access to exclusive online hangouts through live streaming and Q & A. (Keep an eye out for guest appearances by the wifey/kiddo/and our little black dog, Triscuit - I might play something for you too!)

Bonus! - Every month I'll send you a Mp3 of a tune I'm currently working on from my studio.

Includes

  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
The Musicians Corner -Level 1
$10 or more per creation
For all you Hammered Dulcimer players out there this is the perfect package! I will be hosting a monthly 45 minute workshop for dulcimer players of all levels.  In addition you get a free digital copy of my full album!

Includes

  • Free 12 song digital album download
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
Musician Fan Member
$15 or more per creation
If you pledge $15 I would be honored and give you a copy of my CD and every mp3 and album as they are released absolutely free. You will also get to see my music videos 5 days before they are released to the public along with some behind the scenes footage.


Bonus!  - You get access to a quarterly online concert held for members of this tier and up.


Includes

  • Free album shipped to you at no cost
  • Free albums and mp3's as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"
The Musicians Corner -Level 2
$20 or more per creation
If you become part of this group I will give you a 15 minute video chat or phone call once a month to help tutor and help you become a better musician. Also, I will send you every copy of sheet music I write for absolutely free. And of course, you can be part of the "Musicians Corner" workshops held once a month.


Includes

  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"
Bread & Butter
$25 or more per creation
Become part of the "Bread & Butter" crew and you'll get the cream of the crop! 

 Honestly though, if you pledge to support us with this amount we feel like you deserve a personal package. 

 I will list your name as a proud supporter in the credits at the end of all my music videos. We will send you a personal thank you in the mail as well as send you birthday and Christmas cards annually. We will send you a free "Dulcimer Guy (or Gal)  T-shirt of your size.


Bonus! - The album I send you will be a hand signed copy


Includes:

  • Name recognition in all music videos
  • Personalized thank you
  • Personalized birthday and Christmas cards
  • Dulcimer Guy (or "Gal") T-shirt
  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album (personally signed) shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"
Song Writer Package
$50 or more per creation
Have you ever wanted a personalized song written for you, a friend, or a loved one? This is a great way to do is! Plus you get all the benefits of becoming a regular supporter.

 Don't have a need for a new song? Ask me to arrange a tune you already know and love - how cool would that be?


Bonus - $30 eGift card to amazon.com! 



Includes:

  • I'll write a song for you and you name it/choose a tune for me to arrange*
  • $30 eGift card to Amazon.com
  • Name recognition in all music videos
  • Personalized thank you
  • Personalized birthday and Christmas cards
  • Dulcimer Guy (or "Gal") T-shirt
  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album (personally signed) shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"


*Patron must be at this level for a six month minimum before receiving this benefit.  -limited to one song annually

Dulcimer Guy Producer
$100 or more per creation
The complete package! This is a sweet tier to be in cause you actually get to be involved in making a YouTube music video with me -how cool is that!  The video will include a tune written for you or a loved one and shot in a location chosen by the both of us. 

 If you decide to pledge a package of this size I honestly couldn't thank you enough. So just as a bonus we will send you a $60 eGift card to Amazon.com upon you making this commitment as a way to say thank you from my wife and I.


Includes:

  • Co-produce YouTube music video*
  • Help me choose a shooting location for your video**
  • I'll write a song for you and you name it*
  • Music video of your song will be made*
  • $60 eGift card to Amazon.com
  • Name recognition in all music videos
  • Personalized thank you
  • Personalized birthday and Christmas cards
  • Dulcimer Guy (or "Gal") T-shirt
  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album (personally signed) shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"

*Patron must be at this level for a six month minimum before receiving this benefit.  -limited to one song annually

**up to a 4 hour drive from Aiken SC (unless you want to fund a trip to an exotic location - I wouldn't mind ;-) )

Goals
3 of 25 patrons
 Reaching this goal will help me get my music venture up and running, provide the necessary finances for better video and audio production, and of course, put food on our table and a roof over our heads. 
 Accomplishing this goal will also help cover the cost of producing my next album "So Sings My Strings". I'm currently working very hard on releasing it as soon as I can. Will you help me reach my goal?
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Welcome to my Patreon page. I'm a National Champion musician hammered dulcimer player, performer, and teacher. I produce albums, Mp3's, music videos, workshops, and sheet music.  I started my musical endeavors at the age of 15 when I took it upon myself to build my first instrument from a water damaged piano. Since then this "itch" has developed into a passion. My wife and I recently decided to make a full time living as an independent artist. With your involvement this dream is becoming a reality! 
Thank you -so- much for stopping by! Take a look around and discover the amazing sound of the hammered dulcimer. Here are some examples of my work:


Patreon is a platform by which the artist (me) and you (the patron) conglomerate to produce something that otherwise may not be possible . Think of yourself as a investor in my talents. If you invest in me (becoming a patron), I return the favor by investing in you (rewards). But it's not a business deal; it's a personal connection and relationship with the artist. You don't need deep pockets to be an investor. Whether you commit $1 or $50 you can make a big difference in my family's life and I will work my very hardest to return the favor by producing quality material. The more patrons we can get to join our group the more time and resources will be available to me to better serve you and the world with my talents. 


Every dollar funded to my artistry goes to providing me the ability to produce music and video for you. Whether it is to invest in new equipment such as microphones and cameras, or to keep food on the table and a roof over my head, every dollar that is pledged will make a big difference in my pursuit of getting my music outside of my studio.
Keep in mind that if you decide to support my work you are never obligated to be a patron indefinitely. If you need to budget yourself to a lower amount or just need to opt out entirely you can do so at any time. I would understand and we will still be friends.


This page isn't here for just a charity fund, it's here for you -my fans!  Every Patreon level found to the right contains a whole bunch of goodies and benefits for you guys. Check them out and find out what best fits you.


The hammered dulcimer is a unique and awesome instrument with ancient roots going as far back as the Babylonian empire. It combines the full melodic sound of the piano with percussive techniques which provides a delightful and captivating sound. This trapezoidal instrument has a plethora of strings strung across its face which are struck with two wooden mallets held in either hand. The action is much the same as the automated movement that takes place inside of a piano when the keys are played. Believe it or not, the hammered dulcimer is the forerunner of the modern piano. Really though, isn't a piano just a hammered dulcimer in a coffin?

Recent posts by Matthew Dickerson

Tiers
The Matt Dickerson Family
$1 or more per creation
Join the Patreon Dickerson fam today to get access to a download and discounts for my online store!
Includes
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
Social Patron
$3 or more per creation
Let’s be friends! You’ll get all the previous rewards, plus I’ll follow you on FB + Twitter! *message me your links after signing up.

Includes

  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
The "Hangout" Crew
$5 or more per creation
Come chill with me online! In addition to the previous rewards, you’ll have access to exclusive online hangouts through live streaming and Q & A. (Keep an eye out for guest appearances by the wifey/kiddo/and our little black dog, Triscuit - I might play something for you too!)

Bonus! - Every month I'll send you a Mp3 of a tune I'm currently working on from my studio.

Includes

  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
The Musicians Corner -Level 1
$10 or more per creation
For all you Hammered Dulcimer players out there this is the perfect package! I will be hosting a monthly 45 minute workshop for dulcimer players of all levels.  In addition you get a free digital copy of my full album!

Includes

  • Free 12 song digital album download
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I know It"
Musician Fan Member
$15 or more per creation
If you pledge $15 I would be honored and give you a copy of my CD and every mp3 and album as they are released absolutely free. You will also get to see my music videos 5 days before they are released to the public along with some behind the scenes footage.


Bonus!  - You get access to a quarterly online concert held for members of this tier and up.


Includes

  • Free album shipped to you at no cost
  • Free albums and mp3's as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"
The Musicians Corner -Level 2
$20 or more per creation
If you become part of this group I will give you a 15 minute video chat or phone call once a month to help tutor and help you become a better musician. Also, I will send you every copy of sheet music I write for absolutely free. And of course, you can be part of the "Musicians Corner" workshops held once a month.


Includes

  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"
Bread & Butter
$25 or more per creation
Become part of the "Bread & Butter" crew and you'll get the cream of the crop! 

 Honestly though, if you pledge to support us with this amount we feel like you deserve a personal package. 

 I will list your name as a proud supporter in the credits at the end of all my music videos. We will send you a personal thank you in the mail as well as send you birthday and Christmas cards annually. We will send you a free "Dulcimer Guy (or Gal)  T-shirt of your size.


Bonus! - The album I send you will be a hand signed copy


Includes:

  • Name recognition in all music videos
  • Personalized thank you
  • Personalized birthday and Christmas cards
  • Dulcimer Guy (or "Gal") T-shirt
  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album (personally signed) shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"
Song Writer Package
$50 or more per creation
Have you ever wanted a personalized song written for you, a friend, or a loved one? This is a great way to do is! Plus you get all the benefits of becoming a regular supporter.

 Don't have a need for a new song? Ask me to arrange a tune you already know and love - how cool would that be?


Bonus - $30 eGift card to amazon.com! 



Includes:

  • I'll write a song for you and you name it/choose a tune for me to arrange*
  • $30 eGift card to Amazon.com
  • Name recognition in all music videos
  • Personalized thank you
  • Personalized birthday and Christmas cards
  • Dulcimer Guy (or "Gal") T-shirt
  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album (personally signed) shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"


*Patron must be at this level for a six month minimum before receiving this benefit.  -limited to one song annually

Dulcimer Guy Producer
$100 or more per creation
The complete package! This is a sweet tier to be in cause you actually get to be involved in making a YouTube music video with me -how cool is that!  The video will include a tune written for you or a loved one and shot in a location chosen by the both of us. 

 If you decide to pledge a package of this size I honestly couldn't thank you enough. So just as a bonus we will send you a $60 eGift card to Amazon.com upon you making this commitment as a way to say thank you from my wife and I.


Includes:

  • Co-produce YouTube music video*
  • Help me choose a shooting location for your video**
  • I'll write a song for you and you name it*
  • Music video of your song will be made*
  • $60 eGift card to Amazon.com
  • Name recognition in all music videos
  • Personalized thank you
  • Personalized birthday and Christmas cards
  • Dulcimer Guy (or "Gal") T-shirt
  • All my sheet music free as they are released
  • Monthly tutoring via video chat or phone call (If you are a hammered dulcimer player)
  • Free album (personally signed) shipped to you at no cost
  • All albums and mp3's free as released
  • Quarterly online concert
  • Access to a monthly workshop for Hammered Dulcimer Players
  • Access to patron-only VIDEO Q&A hangouts!
  • Unpublished studio cut mp3
  • I will follow you on Facebook & Twitter!*
  • Access to the patron-only activity feed!
  • Get a Free Version of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know" that I am giving to you exclusively
  • 25% off my album "When I'm Happy and I Know It"

*Patron must be at this level for a six month minimum before receiving this benefit.  -limited to one song annually

**up to a 4 hour drive from Aiken SC (unless you want to fund a trip to an exotic location - I wouldn't mind ;-) )