Busking Bassoonist

$2,820 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 48 people in 41 months
S Cooper Rocke  WOODBRIDGE, VA
I am raising seed money in hopes to earn my own bassoon which is a veeeeeery expensive instrument and although I have a full scholarship at New England Conservatory I still need to supplement for my room and board. Folks have been asking me for a place to donate so here I am! You can also hear my story on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Young-Bassoonist-Busking-for-School-Money-With-Help-From-a-Pro-216199151.html

Thank you in advance!!
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Update 10
Posted by Kai Rocke
38 months ago
In case you were wondering about the picture to the left...that's my biggest fan and encourager...Mom! :)
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Update 9
Posted by Kai Rocke
39 months ago
In case you haven't already heard, I am now at the New England Conservatory. I am grateful for all who have played a part in getting me here. Please continue to share my story and help me to reach my goal....it just got real! Lol
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Update 8
Posted by Kai Rocke
40 months ago
Dear Supporters- I have had a busy week at the Bocal Majority Bassoon Day Camp! I am so fortunate to love what I do! Giving back feels great! However, I also appreciate you and all that you do...I really do! Thank you for helping me make my goal!
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Jolie Brown
40 months ago

A professional bassoon costs between $15,000 and $35,000. And room and board is about $7,000 per year. So please help my nephew - our family has done all we can to help him financially already... Thanks for all of you who believe in him and his talent. Kai is extremely talented and initially taught himself how to play the bassoon. He didn't have a formal private teacher until he had played the instrument for a couple of years. He also plays the cello, flute, saxophone and clarinet..... The bassoon is his principal instrument. I think we are experiencing the beginnings of a conductor!

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Maggie Heineman
41 months ago

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Young-Bassoonist-Busking-for-School-Money-With-Help-From-a-Pro-216199151.html

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$2,820 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 48 people in 41 months
Created July 21, 2013
DS
$5
David Savige
41 months ago

Good luck!

HM
$10
Harry Moore
41 months ago

Sue Heineman sent me a link to the spot on the news. Congrats on that! I bet she is a great teacher.

$10
Anonymous
41 months ago
JF
$10
John Falcone
40 months ago
PW
$20
Patricia Willingham
41 months ago

It is my pleasure to assist you in making the most of your future. I am looking forward to hearing great things about you in the coming years.

AR
$20
Angeli Rasbury
40 months ago

I am so happy for you and your family. Your grandmother, Maxine, who is my "big sister" in Brooklyn, sent me the link. I'm so glad she did! Play on, play on, play on. Learn all you can.

JD
$20
James Dooris
40 months ago

Margaret Panik's Dad

JE
$20
Joan Ettinger
41 months ago
PB
$20
Paul Barrett
39 months ago

Fellow bassoonist admiring the power of perseverance. Keep busking!

TF
$20
Tom Fleming
41 months ago
Jolie Brown
40 months ago

A professional bassoon costs between $15,000 and $35,000. And room and board is about $7,000 per year. So please help my nephew - our family has done all we can to help him financially already... Thanks for all of you who believe in him and his talent. Kai is extremely talented and initially taught himself how to play the bassoon. He didn't have a formal private teacher until he had played the instrument for a couple of years. He also plays the cello, flute, saxophone and clarinet..... The bassoon is his principal instrument. I think we are experiencing the beginnings of a conductor!

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Maggie Heineman
41 months ago

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Young-Bassoonist-Busking-for-School-Money-With-Help-From-a-Pro-216199151.html

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