What Is This?

This is a small site, meant to help me raise money in order to purchase a new violin. I'm an advancing/advanced level violinist, able to play some of Bach's solo pieces, and a bit of the Mendelssohn Concerto. I feel that my abilities have grown beyond the limits of my current instrument, and so I think it is time for an upgrade. However, my family can't afford the prices that such instruments ask for, and so I've hit a rut. That's where you internet-ers come in.

Why Should I Donate?

Therein lies my first predicament. The thing is, you don't really have to donate anything. I'm just appealing to the charitable side that I know everyone has. If you do choose to donate, however, you have my sincerest gratitude. You don't even have to donate a lot. A few cents here and there will go a long way. Just know that you'll be helping a young man create music.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Pretty soon, I'll make a few recordings of myself playing and compile them all into a package that you can download from here, so you can have proof of my playing abilities.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Shots in the Dark

I figured that someone just might donate. So, you know, why not? Oh, and if this ever takes off and I find myself in possession of a fine instrument, I'll be perfectly willing to give free concerts/recitals to donors living in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan.