HarpTwins need ElectroAcousticHarps

Camille and Kennerly need Electro-Acoustic Pedal Harps! 

Why? We’d like to take our videos, live performances, and music to the next level!

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UPDATE: We really appreciate your continued contributions above our down payment “goal” because we still have expensive payments in 2017 for the harps that are rather overwhelming to us... So any amount received over our “goal” for this campaign will still be used directly for the purchase of these harps! Thank you from bottom of our hearts! We love all of you SO much! <3 <3
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A GoFundMe Campaign for harps? Yes indeed! As professional harpists, our harps are our livelihood. We grew up without much money, had a house fire when we were kids and lost everything, and have always worked hard for everything we have – starting by earning the money for our first shared (pre-owned) harp when we were 12 – and working to put ourselves through school and earn our degrees in Harp Performance.

We’ve created self-made music videos for our fans to watch for free for 7 years – 84 music videos so far, and counting! When some people see how many views some of our videos have, they assume that millions of views translate into a lot of money for us, but that is not the case. Because of the amount of cover music we post, most of the monetization from video advertisements goes to the publishers of the original artists and YouTube.  So, we don't end up making much money off of our YouTube videos. What little we make always goes back into creating more music videos for all of you!

We love our fans and have performed as many free or low-cost concerts as possible over the last few years because we love to share our music and bring joy to others. Our electric harps work well to amplify for any space because we can raise the volume to fit the venue! We have much more trouble recording and amplifying our acoustic pedal harps because they can’t be plugged in. We have cut down our personal budget the last couple of years to save money for the purchase electro-acoustic pedal harps. We know these harps will help us significantly in our performances and videos.

What is an electro-acoustic pedal harp?
An Electro-Acoustic Pedal Harp is just like an acoustic harp you would see in an orchestra, but it has an integrated pick-up that allows it to be amplified and recorded evenly and clearly. Each of the harp's 47 strings are equipped with a highly accurate pick-up that amplifies each pluck of the string. Electro-Acoustic harps have the ability to link to special effects pedals, which give this unique harp a modern and innovative edge!  Electro-acoustic pedal harps will also allow us to amplify much more easily for large spaces and live concert venues… imagine our “One” (Metallica) and “Stairway to Heaven” arrangements with amplification! :D :D


What your money will be used for:
ALL of the contributions to this campaign will go directly towards the purchase of 2 Electro-Acoustic pedal harps. Our “goal” amount for this campaign is the remainder of the down payment we need to place our order. There is a wait time of 4-6 months for these particular harps to be manufactured and we would love to be able to start performing and making videos with them as soon as possible! Any amount recieved over our “goal” for this campaign would be amazing and would still be used directly for the purchase of these harps as we will have future payments in 2017.


Bottom Line:
Please don't feel any obligation or pressure to help us out with this endeavor! We completely understand that contributing to this campaign is not for everyone. Please don't contribute if you're low on money - we know what that feels like. We will continue to make music videos that will be available to watch for FREE whether you contribute or not. We will continue to find ways to perform and travel to new places so that we can meet more of you! Even if you just choose to continue watching our music videos and maybe occasionally leave a kind comment for us, we are incredibly grateful for your support! YOU mean the world to us. Even if you can't ever afford to buy a song recording on CDBaby or iTunes, let alone be a part of this fundraising endeavor, we thank you for listening to our music, and we hope you find joy through our art.

REWARDS:
GoFundMe doesn’t usually have a “rewards” system, but if you include your e-mail and/or mailing address with your donation, we would like to make sure that we personally thank you for your generosity! Here is what you will get for your pledges:
ANY contribution – Personalized e-mail Thank You note from us to you! Plus, our eternal gratitude and the knowledge that you have helped us to move forward with our passion and dreams to bring our music to the world!
$15 or more – Personalized physical Thank You card from us to you! Plus, a personalized e-mail Thank You note from us to you! Plus, our eternal gratitude and the knowledge that you have helped us to move forward with our passion and dreams to bring our music to the world!
$50 or more – Your name in the permanent credits of the first video that we create with our Electro-Acoustic Harps! Plus, a personalized physical Thank You card from us to you! Plus, a personalized e-mail Thank You note from us to you! Plus, our eternal gratitude and the knowledge that you have helped us to move forward with our passion and dreams to bring our music to the world!
$100 or more – Your name in the permanent credits of the first THREE videos that we create with our Electro-Acoustic Harps! Plus, a personalized physical Thank You card from us to you! Plus, a personalized e-mail Thank You note from us to you! Plus, our eternal gratitude and the knowledge that you have helped us to move forward with our passion and dreams to bring our music to the world!

Thanks for being part of this crazy and wonderful adventure that we call our radical Duet Harp Revolution! We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of YOU!

With much love, blessings, and gratitude, x2,
Camille & Kennerly (Harp Twins)

Donations

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  • Larry Stoller 
    • $500 
    • 27 mos
  • Ron Santos 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Bruce Millett 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Kurt Koenig 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer

Camille and Kennerly Kitt 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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