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Last updated July 2, 2016

Lullaby Album by David Motola (BeardedPiano)

A baby, a beard, and a piano. David Motola has created his first piano album!

Lullaby Album by David Motola (BeardedPiano)

A baby, a beard, and a piano. David Motola has created his first piano album!

$2,693
pledged of 16.000 $pledged of 16.000 $ goal
91
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 2 2016 6:43 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 2, 2016

About

     Hi everybody! I’m David Motola (the artist behind Bearded Piano). Please allow me to tell you more about my story and the guy behind that enchanting beard... 

     I am a happy husband to my beautiful wife, Molly, and our three sons, Isaac, Ezra, and Samuel. Back in February of this year I posted a video to my social media account of myself and my youngest son, Sam. In my desperate attempt to get him to sleep I strapped him to the front of me in a baby carrier and did what I always do just before bed; I played piano. I created an impromptu arrangement of the classical song Brahms’ Lullaby. Sam was out like a light and the video went viral overnight!

     Up until this point in my life I had been a “closet pianist” - Here’s why:

     When I was as young as seven years old I remember standing in front of the bathroom mirror pretending to conduct an orchestra to symphonies I could create in my head. And in junior high I would write song lyrics on the back of my math tests when my mind would wonder. In high school I scrimped and saved money from my first job to buy my first keyboard. That keyboard was the same one I played on in the viral video! 

     I never had enough money to take professional piano lessons which left me with the only option to play by ear. To this day, I cannot read notes, but I play now more than ever. I’ve learned that all you need is a desire to play, a passion for learning, and a deeply rooted love of music to put your heart into the keys. My goal in life is to inspire people. Not everyone speaks the same language but everyone understands the same musical notes. Music speaks when words fall short and it unites us when words aren’t enough. Music can touch a soul through a language of its own. 

      The above music video is dedicated to families who have gone through the pain of losing a child. It's emotional experiences like these that motivate me to create music again and again. 

     The outpouring of support gave me the courage to put myself out there and create my very first album. I've put my heart and soul into the careful creation and arrangement of these songs and I couldn't have done it without you behind me. I can’t be grateful enough for that!

     I'm excited about the album! So let me tell you more about it.

The album was created with not just sleepy babies in mind, but adults as well. I've uniquely arranged my own renditions of six traditional lullabies that are well known throughout the world. I've also created an additional five of my very own compositions and added them to the album. There are a total of 11 soft sounding songs that will lull both you and your baby to sleep. While most songs are solo piano, others are accompanied by soft strings to enhance the overall feel of the song. I will also be including a new professional recording of Samuel's Lullaby; as well as a song dedicated to rainbow babies. The melody for that song can be heard in the Rainbow Baby music video. 


The 11 song titles that will be on the album are:

  • Samuel's Lullaby 
  • Rainbow Baby 
  • Hush Little Baby 
  • Midnight Lullaby
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Little Tears 
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down
  • Pachelbel's Canon
  • I See The Moon
  • Edelweiss
  • Loving You 

     By funding this campaign, you are not only a part of this process with me, but you are allowing me to put my heart into your home. 

  I've created a lot of music to share with the world! I want to inspire

     Any funds we raise above the minimum amount will allow me to start releasing another album and more music videos. I will also be able to tour and do private performances. Once again, thanks for all your love and support! Lets get this album funded!

***The amount raised from this campaign covers the cost of finalizing the album artwork, mixing and mastering each song, studio recording fees, marketing, sheet music transcriptions, physical CD duplication, administration fees and the 8% fee that Kickstarter charges from this campaign. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

You won't get charged anything if this project doesn't reach it's minimum funding goal. If for any reason complications arise which are out of my control, the release date of the album may be set back. I do not anticipate this scenario happening but there is always a chance that a challenge could present itself. I will, of course, put all my heart and everything I have into releasing a professional album, on time, that I am proud to share with you!

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    SAMUEL'S LULLABY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    I'll send you a digital, downloadable, copy of my song Samuel's Lullaby. This is my own version of the classical song Brahm's Lullaby that I played in the original viral video.

    You'll also be added to my e-mail list so I can keep you informed of progress on the album and my adventures!

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    RAINBOW BABY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    I'll send you a digital, downloadable, fully orchestrated concert version of the Rainbow Baby song that will only be available through this KickStarter Campaign.

    You'll also be added to my e-mail list so I can keep you informed of progress on the album and my adventures!

    You're awesome! Thanks for the love!

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    FULL ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    -Digital download of my new album!

    Put your baby to sleep with my lullaby album that YOU helped make possible. Just make sure your baby falls asleep before you do!

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    FULL ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    PHYSICAL CD

    -Digital download of my new album!
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    FULL ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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    -Digital download of my new album!
    -A digital download of sheet music for all the songs on my lullaby album before it is released to the public!

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    BECOME A LIFELONG FRIEND!
    +PLUS All the rewards from reward #5

    -We'll become friends on my private social media pages! You'll also get access to a private vlog that includes ongoing, behind the scenes, picture and video footage from all my projects! Get in-depth updates and private messages. You'll also get access to all my future album music before the release date. I'd love to get to know you more so sign up fast! There is a limited amount I can offer so don't wait!

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    TALK TO ME!
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    -Let's have a 20 minute Skype session! I'd love to hear your story, answer your questions, give you a quick piano tutorial or play you a song. I can't wait to see you and hear your voice!

    Skype Sessions will take place August - December of 2016. Skype sessions will happen in the order of registration.

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    FULL ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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    (SIGNED COPY) PHYSICAL CD
    +PLUS a physical songbook of all the songs on my lullaby album!

    -Digital download of my new album!
    -Physical copy of my new CD
    -A digital download of sheet music for all the songs on my lullaby album!
    -A soft bound songbook including all 11 songs on the lullaby album! Have fun using this for personal learning or piano lessons with students.

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    I WILL WRITE A SONG FOR YOU!

    -Has anyone ever composed a song for you? I will! You can even choose the name! I will write you a piano song and have it professionally recorded and released. Choose this for yourself and name it after you! Play a personalized lullaby for your baby at bedtime. Dedicate a unique romance melody to the one you love. Dance to it at your wedding! The ideas are endless. I won't finalize it until YOU love it! Let's do it together!

    ***PLUS All the above rewards are included!***

    (I will contact via telephone to discuss details of the song with you. I will strive to have it completed by the date of your request.)

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- (30 days)