Monntel West's Piano Fund

$10,305 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 319 people in 43 months
JD
John Dewey
on behalf of Monntel West
 OKEMOS, MI
Monntel West was waiting for a friend at the Lansing Mall and decided to sit down at the piano. Lansing resident Sara Hadley recorded his performance, posted it to Facebook, and it went viral!

Here is an article from USA Today.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/01/25/michigan-mall-piano-viral-monntel-west/79289368/

He says that he has never had lessons, but that he is interested. We have reached out to him and offered some FREE music lessons from Okemos Music Academy!

Okemos Music Academy has offered to cover the cost of the first 2 months of lessons, but let's not stop there! For every $120 raised Monntel can have 4 more weeks of music lessons.

We would love to see Monntel be able to continue his music education at Okemos Music Academy as long as he would like. We would love if you showed your support too.

If we raise enough money we would love to be able to purchase a piano for him, too!
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Hello! We wanted to let everyone know that Monntel has taken us up on piano lessons and begins his lessons tonight, April 28th!

To clarify (for those who have asked), we donated 2 months of music lessons to Monntel on us, and didn't want to stop there--so all of the other funds raised here are in ADDITION to the 2 months of lessons that we donated! Okemos Music Academy has received $0 of the funds and Monntel is the official beneficiary to 100% of the funds, confirmed through GoFundMe.

Monntel has his first lesson tonight with our wonderful piano instructor Gary Clavette and we are so excited and honored to have such a talented student taking lessons at Okemos Music Academy, recent winner of the 2016 National Music School of the Year contest!

Stay tuned on our Facebook page by "liking" it for updates about how Monntel's lessons are going and his musical progress!

Thanks again to everyone who donated, we couldn't have done it without you!
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https://www.gofundme.com/MonntelPiano


WOW! The fundraiser for Monntel's music education and a piano was nominated by GoFundMe to receive a $1,000 donation from GoFundMe Gives Back! So, GoFundMe has donated an incredible $1,000 to Monntel's music education and piano fund. Thank you so much to all who have donated and to GoFundMe for recognizing how special Monntel's skills truly are! We are blown away by all of the support for such a talented musician.
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Cmja Gaitan
43 months ago
2
2

I have a piano he can have but I live in Texas.

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Stephanie Thurman
43 months ago
2
2

Jimmy Zee take your negativity and troll somewhere else. This gifted young man is awesome!

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Lou E. Dedon
43 months ago
1
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Godspeed, Mr. West. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of you in the future, and I'm looking forward to it.

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Royalqueen Meeka Scholfield
43 months ago

Your music is amazing I pray God keeps on blessing you baby boy

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Sheron Thornton
43 months ago

Please let us know how much money will be going to this young man and how much will be going toward his music classes. I believe 10,000.00 dollars is a whole lot of lessions. Wby is he only getting two?

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Sheron Thornton
43 months ago

Pleas

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Travis Wong
43 months ago

The music academy set up this fund to hopefully match their donation. It far surpassed anyone's expectations which is amazing! I can assure you that all of the money will go to the talent! :)

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Ashley Fenstermacher
43 months ago

So the music academy set up this fund, not the student. So the music academy is the one getting all of this money... now that is sad. I hope they give him all the excess $ raised!!!!!

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Philena Farley
43 months ago

Thanks Okemos! Glad he will be getting advanced lessons. Hey... work on DJ Okawari - Flower Dance w/him. Its one of my favs. But i have a feeling Monntel knows that one already. :-)

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$10,305 of $10,000 goal

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Created January 25, 2016
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$10
Anonymous
43 months ago
$5
Anonymous
43 months ago
KM
$100
Kelli moxley
43 months ago

This is incredible. Im do happy to donate. Please support this musical prodigy. Good luck Montel, your amazing.

BB
$40
Brandy Bush
43 months ago
$10
Anonymous
43 months ago
CR
$20
Celeste Robertson
43 months ago

Keep playing that beautiful music, Monntel, and keep believing in yourself. What a future awaits you!!!

$10
Anonymous
43 months ago
LP
$5
Leslie Parkinson
43 months ago

Buy a piano first, then take as many lessons as you can afford!! The world needs MORE MUSIC!!!

NG
$20
Nathan Graham
43 months ago
SR
$50
Shannon Ruby
43 months ago
Cmja Gaitan
43 months ago
2
2

I have a piano he can have but I live in Texas.

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Stephanie Thurman
43 months ago
2
2

Jimmy Zee take your negativity and troll somewhere else. This gifted young man is awesome!

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Lou E. Dedon
43 months ago
1
1

Godspeed, Mr. West. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of you in the future, and I'm looking forward to it.

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Royalqueen Meeka Scholfield
43 months ago

Your music is amazing I pray God keeps on blessing you baby boy

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Sheron Thornton
43 months ago

Please let us know how much money will be going to this young man and how much will be going toward his music classes. I believe 10,000.00 dollars is a whole lot of lessions. Wby is he only getting two?

+ Read More
Sheron Thornton
43 months ago

Pleas

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Travis Wong
43 months ago

The music academy set up this fund to hopefully match their donation. It far surpassed anyone's expectations which is amazing! I can assure you that all of the money will go to the talent! :)

+ Read More
Ashley Fenstermacher
43 months ago

So the music academy set up this fund, not the student. So the music academy is the one getting all of this money... now that is sad. I hope they give him all the excess $ raised!!!!!

+ Read More
Philena Farley
43 months ago

Thanks Okemos! Glad he will be getting advanced lessons. Hey... work on DJ Okawari - Flower Dance w/him. Its one of my favs. But i have a feeling Monntel knows that one already. :-)

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