Rocky Fretz

Rocky Fretz

is creating PIANO MUSIC, PIANO DRIVEN CONTENT, & JOY!

4

patrons

$71

per month
Hello!

Thank you for your visit!

My name is Rocky Fretz and I am so glad to see you!

I have been composing, performing, teaching, studying and recording piano music for 50 years. In that time I have never been more excited to offer my piano music and content as I am here on Patreon today!!

Who would have thought that one might be able to make music at such a low price point? Especially as a composer of contemporary instrumental, sacred, neoclassical and new age music, and a concert pianist. But by harnessing the power of community, Patreon has now made that possible.  I'm not sure how probable but possible for certain. There's power in numbers. 

So...me and my creations...

I create piano music, piano driven content, live online concerts, and piano lessons. I sell these creations for between a very small amount per month to much more depending upon how much of my content one would like to purchase.

I hope to eventually be able to hear my piano music on the radio.  The money raised here will go toward creating my CDs, videos and podcasts etc. 

I recorded and released 9 independent CDs between the early 1990s and 2009 when I recorded my last CD, "The Path Ahead"...however, I have not recorded any other CDs, nor performed more than 70 times in any year since 2009 because of health issues. But, Today...Monday August 27, 2018 ...I am better. :)

I am performing concerts again and composing almost every day! AND I just returned from a 4 day recording session of the piano tracks for my new CD "SACRED KEYS" at  Imaginary Road Studio with Will Ackerman producing. 

I have performed more than 8,900 times including more than 6,000 performances as the feature pianist for The Carolina Opry Show in Myrtle Beach, SC from its opening night, May 2,1986 through December 31, 2017. I've played another 2,900+ times online  in many Living Room Piano & Conversation Concerts via Facebook Live and in assorted theaters, churches and concert venues around the world all toward my life goal of playing 10,000 times. 

I am thrilled that you have found my Patreon Page  and are interested in joining my fanily (fans more like family) of piano music lovers. No matter the tier in which you choose to invest...thank you!

I will be posting new music and piano driven content most every day. It is my goal to post something that everyone can enjoy whether they are a Patron or not, in addition to keeping up my promises to deliver the content purchased via this awesome membership based music business.

For my tiers from $11.11 and above...thank you for your patience as I upload new content every day and you receive so much music that I may very well make entire albums available to you overnight.. Please check back often!! AND...Please send me your feedback :)

Fo all other Patrons...if you are suppose to receive say, streaming to any 3 of my CDs and you have a preference, please contact me to figure out which. If it doesn't matter to you then all is well because eventually all my 10 CDs will be available :)

I can't imagine doing anything else for a living yall. Thank you for helping me build my music subscription service here. I hope to remain a well received contemporary instrumental, sacred, neoclassical composer and concert pianist and until I, after my encore in concert, and taking a final bow, sit back down, gently slipping off the bench, dead, at 105 years old.
:)
With God and you...that could happen!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for becoming a Patron of the arts via a relationship directly
with the artists you love, through Patreon!!


Thank you for becoming My Patron and choosing to purchase my music and piano driven content.

* I promise to work my tail off for you. I will provide more great content than you pay for every month. If you don't agree just tell me and I'll fix it.
* I promise to treat you with, not only the archived piano music and content from my past 50 years as a pianist, I also am committed to sharing only the best and most EXCLUSIVE piano driven content I can create today.
I promise to use the revenue generated here to create more piano driven content and creations.
I promise to do everything within my power to be worthy of your investment in my membership based music business.

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

YOU have now become a part of a new music and content delivery platform that allows you the freedom to choose exactly who you want to listen to, read, watch and enjoy when you want to do so.

Your Patronage gives me the ability and resources needed to compose, record and create my best work yet and I look forward to sharing it all with you over the years..and gives YOU the ability to CHOOSE your content and tier yourself!

This is an exciting time for composers and Patrons alike!

Thank you for believing in me enough to become my Patron.
I am humbled by your investment and trust.

Sincerely and gratefully,
Your piano guy,
Rocky Fretz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Listen and...Connect!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PS. Please feel free to email me HERE
with any critique, suggestion, or reward change you think necessary.
Thank you again.
Rocky

PPS. If you'd like to know more about me before committing to becoming my Patron you may always email me with any questions.

Tiers
CD MAKER PATRON
$2.22 or more per month only 50 left
THE CD MAKER PATRON 


This CD MAKER PATRON tier is primarily for those who want to keep it simple and just get a jump on my new music, a great deal on my CDs and maybe get a little additional music, video or other content every week throughout the year without a large commitment.


At this $2.22 per month CD MAKER PATRON tier you get:


  • ACCESS TO MY FEED AND LOTS OF MUSIC


  • A digital download or life-time streaming rights to "The Path Ahead" CD! THIS CD produced by the Grammy winning founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman


Some of the most sought after musicians in the world played on this record and many of them have multiple award winning solo careers of their own on their instruments. 


  • 1 (one) autographed physical copy and digital download and streaming of "Sacred Keys" (after it's FALL release}


  • Download and streaming rights of "Sacred Keys" CD after it's release and occasionally as recorded, for as long as you remain a Patron.


  • 1 (one) digital download and/or Immediate streaming rights to "The Path Ahead" CD! 


  • 2 new song via a video from my piano studio of me working through a new composition as I go through the 'process' of writing my music and one finished video of the song per MONTH.


  • One song also via video of one of my previous recordings per month. 


  • So every month you get to download 3 songs, 2 new and 1 from my earlier releases PLUS Stream 2 different CDs.


Gratefully,

Your piano guy,


Rocky Fretz

~~~~~~~~~~

"Listen...and connect!"

~~~~~~~~~~

MUSIC MAKER PATRON
$4.44 or more per month
Hello from a very grateful and humbled Rocky Fretz.


Today, I am so grateful to have the strength to be about the business of being a life long professional pianist again AND I am so excited to be back doing what I love. THANK YOU!


I look forward to working for you! :)


HERE are the returns on your investment of $4.44 (Four Dollars and Forty Four Cents) per month making you a beloved,

                       GAME CHANGER PATRON

As such, you will receive


  • EVERYTHING IN THE FIRST TIER


  • One autographed copy of The Path Ahead (After 3 months as a Patron.


  •  YOUR NAME ON THE THANK YOU INSERT INSIDE EVERY CD !"


  • Streaming rights to your choice of ANY 3 additional Rocky Fretz CDs!


  •  Receiving the physical, autographed copy of my "Sacred Keys" CD, requires 3 consecutive months as a MUSIC MAKER PATRON or higher)


I LOVE this platform. 


You guys will be among the very first to hear, read, watch and enjoy practically everything I create except for a few special perks that had to be reserved for the final tier.


Sincerely and gratefully,


Rocky Fretz

[email protected]


"Listen...and connect!"


EXCLUSIVE* -Exclusive means that I pledge to NEVER re-post or share directly, the videos, podcasts, or any other exclusive content shared with you here...anywhere else on the internet until long after you have experienced it first.

CAREER MAKER PATRON-YOUR OWN SONG!
$11.11 or more per month
Invest ONLY 11 bucks and change a month... and your 1st month's dividend is 


EVERYTHING LISTED IN THE PREVIOUS TIERS

+

YOUR OWN SONG


That's right. For less than the price of one CD per month you can have your own song! 


PLUS...downloads and streaming rights to every CD I have ever released or will release for as long as you are a CAREER MAKER Patron :)


  • YOUR NAME on the thank you insert INSIDE THE CD!


                                  

  • ALL for just $11.11 per month



And, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for becoming a patron at any tier. 


Sincerely and gratefully,


Rocky Fretz

[email protected]

       


EXCLUSIVE* = I pledge to NEVER re-post or share directly, the videos, podcasts, or any other exclusive content shared with you here...anywhere else on the internet long after it is shared with you! And some of it will be ONLY for you and those sharing your enthusiasm for my business. :)

Life Changer
$22.22 or more per month only 7 left
This Life Changer tier gives you everything in all the previous tiers INCLUDING YOUR 1 MINUTE SONG PLUS


  • At least 50 songs to download per year!
  • At least 1 new video per week
     
  • PODCASTS~~SOUNDS FROM THE SWAMP~ COMING SOON!


  • Access to Rocky's Weekly Podcast, "Sounds From The Swamp", a light hearted video blog type podcast where, while enjoying the video footage of the waters of the of the Waccamaw River in South Carolina roll gently by, we listen to music and my pontification on my music, the music of my colleagues, new music from the chart toppers in the Contemporary Instrumental genres, my occasional  thoughts on music and life and God and living and Joy and interviews with up and coming pianists who are creating their musical legacies with their compositions and concerts.


  • EVERY 10 PODCASTS I will gather those original compositions/recordings behind the messages together into a single digital content package (DCP) containing 2 SHAREABLE FILES~one with just the music alone and one with the message as a voice over just like the podcasts~ 


  • LIFE-LONG FREE CONCERT TICKETS~~for as long as one remains a patron at this tier or higher the patron will never pay for a concert ticket that is sold by me (No more than 2 seats per concert, 2 times per year and after being a CAREER MAKER PATRON for more than 90 days) and 


  • IF I can get comps when I play somewhere Like Brookgreen or a theater with a healthy ticket price, I will share those as well. (*begins after 2 months as a patron)


  • Video footage and a private LIVE STREAMING EVENT from inside the recording studio as I record "Sacred Keys" in August and every other CD I record as well.  Beginning in September

  • Video Footage Of Every Concert on my Summer 2018 Sacred Keys Tour of the NorthEast USA and 
  • EVERY concert following FROM OUT FRONT TO BACKSTAGE!  

Basically you receive everything I create from individual singles, entire CDs, all the videos from my concerts and recording sessions, interviews, podcasts, video blog, personal thank you notes from me, streaming of all my cds online and download them to your devices...I've also created and continue to create written articles on music and life and joy along with being an amateur phone camera photographer and videographer. I'll be sharing a bunch of that content too. 


REMEMBER...my music will soon be no longer available anywhere else. THIS is my music hub and creation destination. Thank you for joining me on this journey. It's great to have you along!

ONLINE Monthly Concert Tier
$55.55 or more per month only 10 left
Patrons at the Private Concert tier receive everything in the previous tiers plus one 30 minute concert via live video for you and your friends EVERY month!
Student Tier
$99.99 or more per month only 3 left
Become my Patron at this Student Tier and receive everything in the previous tiers plus 2,  1-1.5 hour video-chat piano lessons per month.
Goals
$71 of $1,000 per month
 When this gets rolling my patrons will be the biggest reason that my recording career continues at a brisk and lively pace.

With your help, for every $1,000 per month committed I will record another CD! The cost is about 12-20k for a professional, radio ready, record with only the best in the recording industry in my genre at the helm.

and as promised, my patrons will receive that new music and any associated videos long before anyone else. 

That's right...if you play a part in seeing it created by becoming a Patron, you deserve to reap the reward of never paying another dime for the music outside your monthly patronage.

Thank you!!
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Hello!

Thank you for your visit!

My name is Rocky Fretz and I am so glad to see you!

I have been composing, performing, teaching, studying and recording piano music for 50 years. In that time I have never been more excited to offer my piano music and content as I am here on Patreon today!!

Who would have thought that one might be able to make music at such a low price point? Especially as a composer of contemporary instrumental, sacred, neoclassical and new age music, and a concert pianist. But by harnessing the power of community, Patreon has now made that possible.  I'm not sure how probable but possible for certain. There's power in numbers. 

So...me and my creations...

I create piano music, piano driven content, live online concerts, and piano lessons. I sell these creations for between a very small amount per month to much more depending upon how much of my content one would like to purchase.

I hope to eventually be able to hear my piano music on the radio.  The money raised here will go toward creating my CDs, videos and podcasts etc. 

I recorded and released 9 independent CDs between the early 1990s and 2009 when I recorded my last CD, "The Path Ahead"...however, I have not recorded any other CDs, nor performed more than 70 times in any year since 2009 because of health issues. But, Today...Monday August 27, 2018 ...I am better. :)

I am performing concerts again and composing almost every day! AND I just returned from a 4 day recording session of the piano tracks for my new CD "SACRED KEYS" at  Imaginary Road Studio with Will Ackerman producing. 

I have performed more than 8,900 times including more than 6,000 performances as the feature pianist for The Carolina Opry Show in Myrtle Beach, SC from its opening night, May 2,1986 through December 31, 2017. I've played another 2,900+ times online  in many Living Room Piano & Conversation Concerts via Facebook Live and in assorted theaters, churches and concert venues around the world all toward my life goal of playing 10,000 times. 

I am thrilled that you have found my Patreon Page  and are interested in joining my fanily (fans more like family) of piano music lovers. No matter the tier in which you choose to invest...thank you!

I will be posting new music and piano driven content most every day. It is my goal to post something that everyone can enjoy whether they are a Patron or not, in addition to keeping up my promises to deliver the content purchased via this awesome membership based music business.

For my tiers from $11.11 and above...thank you for your patience as I upload new content every day and you receive so much music that I may very well make entire albums available to you overnight.. Please check back often!! AND...Please send me your feedback :)

Fo all other Patrons...if you are suppose to receive say, streaming to any 3 of my CDs and you have a preference, please contact me to figure out which. If it doesn't matter to you then all is well because eventually all my 10 CDs will be available :)

I can't imagine doing anything else for a living yall. Thank you for helping me build my music subscription service here. I hope to remain a well received contemporary instrumental, sacred, neoclassical composer and concert pianist and until I, after my encore in concert, and taking a final bow, sit back down, gently slipping off the bench, dead, at 105 years old.
:)
With God and you...that could happen!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for becoming a Patron of the arts via a relationship directly
with the artists you love, through Patreon!!


Thank you for becoming My Patron and choosing to purchase my music and piano driven content.

* I promise to work my tail off for you. I will provide more great content than you pay for every month. If you don't agree just tell me and I'll fix it.
* I promise to treat you with, not only the archived piano music and content from my past 50 years as a pianist, I also am committed to sharing only the best and most EXCLUSIVE piano driven content I can create today.
I promise to use the revenue generated here to create more piano driven content and creations.
I promise to do everything within my power to be worthy of your investment in my membership based music business.

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

YOU have now become a part of a new music and content delivery platform that allows you the freedom to choose exactly who you want to listen to, read, watch and enjoy when you want to do so.

Your Patronage gives me the ability and resources needed to compose, record and create my best work yet and I look forward to sharing it all with you over the years..and gives YOU the ability to CHOOSE your content and tier yourself!

This is an exciting time for composers and Patrons alike!

Thank you for believing in me enough to become my Patron.
I am humbled by your investment and trust.

Sincerely and gratefully,
Your piano guy,
Rocky Fretz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Listen and...Connect!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PS. Please feel free to email me HERE
with any critique, suggestion, or reward change you think necessary.
Thank you again.
Rocky

PPS. If you'd like to know more about me before committing to becoming my Patron you may always email me with any questions.

Recent posts by Rocky Fretz

Tiers
CD MAKER PATRON
$2.22 or more per month only 50 left
THE CD MAKER PATRON 


This CD MAKER PATRON tier is primarily for those who want to keep it simple and just get a jump on my new music, a great deal on my CDs and maybe get a little additional music, video or other content every week throughout the year without a large commitment.


At this $2.22 per month CD MAKER PATRON tier you get:


  • ACCESS TO MY FEED AND LOTS OF MUSIC


  • A digital download or life-time streaming rights to "The Path Ahead" CD! THIS CD produced by the Grammy winning founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman


Some of the most sought after musicians in the world played on this record and many of them have multiple award winning solo careers of their own on their instruments. 


  • 1 (one) autographed physical copy and digital download and streaming of "Sacred Keys" (after it's FALL release}


  • Download and streaming rights of "Sacred Keys" CD after it's release and occasionally as recorded, for as long as you remain a Patron.


  • 1 (one) digital download and/or Immediate streaming rights to "The Path Ahead" CD! 


  • 2 new song via a video from my piano studio of me working through a new composition as I go through the 'process' of writing my music and one finished video of the song per MONTH.


  • One song also via video of one of my previous recordings per month. 


  • So every month you get to download 3 songs, 2 new and 1 from my earlier releases PLUS Stream 2 different CDs.


Gratefully,

Your piano guy,


Rocky Fretz

~~~~~~~~~~

"Listen...and connect!"

~~~~~~~~~~

MUSIC MAKER PATRON
$4.44 or more per month
Hello from a very grateful and humbled Rocky Fretz.


Today, I am so grateful to have the strength to be about the business of being a life long professional pianist again AND I am so excited to be back doing what I love. THANK YOU!


I look forward to working for you! :)


HERE are the returns on your investment of $4.44 (Four Dollars and Forty Four Cents) per month making you a beloved,

                       GAME CHANGER PATRON

As such, you will receive


  • EVERYTHING IN THE FIRST TIER


  • One autographed copy of The Path Ahead (After 3 months as a Patron.


  •  YOUR NAME ON THE THANK YOU INSERT INSIDE EVERY CD !"


  • Streaming rights to your choice of ANY 3 additional Rocky Fretz CDs!


  •  Receiving the physical, autographed copy of my "Sacred Keys" CD, requires 3 consecutive months as a MUSIC MAKER PATRON or higher)


I LOVE this platform. 


You guys will be among the very first to hear, read, watch and enjoy practically everything I create except for a few special perks that had to be reserved for the final tier.


Sincerely and gratefully,


Rocky Fretz

[email protected]


"Listen...and connect!"


EXCLUSIVE* -Exclusive means that I pledge to NEVER re-post or share directly, the videos, podcasts, or any other exclusive content shared with you here...anywhere else on the internet until long after you have experienced it first.

CAREER MAKER PATRON-YOUR OWN SONG!
$11.11 or more per month
Invest ONLY 11 bucks and change a month... and your 1st month's dividend is 


EVERYTHING LISTED IN THE PREVIOUS TIERS

+

YOUR OWN SONG


That's right. For less than the price of one CD per month you can have your own song! 


PLUS...downloads and streaming rights to every CD I have ever released or will release for as long as you are a CAREER MAKER Patron :)


  • YOUR NAME on the thank you insert INSIDE THE CD!


                                  

  • ALL for just $11.11 per month



And, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for becoming a patron at any tier. 


Sincerely and gratefully,


Rocky Fretz

[email protected]

       


EXCLUSIVE* = I pledge to NEVER re-post or share directly, the videos, podcasts, or any other exclusive content shared with you here...anywhere else on the internet long after it is shared with you! And some of it will be ONLY for you and those sharing your enthusiasm for my business. :)

Life Changer
$22.22 or more per month only 7 left
This Life Changer tier gives you everything in all the previous tiers INCLUDING YOUR 1 MINUTE SONG PLUS


  • At least 50 songs to download per year!
  • At least 1 new video per week
     
  • PODCASTS~~SOUNDS FROM THE SWAMP~ COMING SOON!


  • Access to Rocky's Weekly Podcast, "Sounds From The Swamp", a light hearted video blog type podcast where, while enjoying the video footage of the waters of the of the Waccamaw River in South Carolina roll gently by, we listen to music and my pontification on my music, the music of my colleagues, new music from the chart toppers in the Contemporary Instrumental genres, my occasional  thoughts on music and life and God and living and Joy and interviews with up and coming pianists who are creating their musical legacies with their compositions and concerts.


  • EVERY 10 PODCASTS I will gather those original compositions/recordings behind the messages together into a single digital content package (DCP) containing 2 SHAREABLE FILES~one with just the music alone and one with the message as a voice over just like the podcasts~ 


  • LIFE-LONG FREE CONCERT TICKETS~~for as long as one remains a patron at this tier or higher the patron will never pay for a concert ticket that is sold by me (No more than 2 seats per concert, 2 times per year and after being a CAREER MAKER PATRON for more than 90 days) and 


  • IF I can get comps when I play somewhere Like Brookgreen or a theater with a healthy ticket price, I will share those as well. (*begins after 2 months as a patron)


  • Video footage and a private LIVE STREAMING EVENT from inside the recording studio as I record "Sacred Keys" in August and every other CD I record as well.  Beginning in September

  • Video Footage Of Every Concert on my Summer 2018 Sacred Keys Tour of the NorthEast USA and 
  • EVERY concert following FROM OUT FRONT TO BACKSTAGE!  

Basically you receive everything I create from individual singles, entire CDs, all the videos from my concerts and recording sessions, interviews, podcasts, video blog, personal thank you notes from me, streaming of all my cds online and download them to your devices...I've also created and continue to create written articles on music and life and joy along with being an amateur phone camera photographer and videographer. I'll be sharing a bunch of that content too. 


REMEMBER...my music will soon be no longer available anywhere else. THIS is my music hub and creation destination. Thank you for joining me on this journey. It's great to have you along!

ONLINE Monthly Concert Tier
$55.55 or more per month only 10 left
Patrons at the Private Concert tier receive everything in the previous tiers plus one 30 minute concert via live video for you and your friends EVERY month!
Student Tier
$99.99 or more per month only 3 left
Become my Patron at this Student Tier and receive everything in the previous tiers plus 2,  1-1.5 hour video-chat piano lessons per month.