I want to start a business selling musical instruments and music lessons, and, bring it to my rural hometown of Cebu at a very affordable cost. My goal is to expose children at a very young age with music and elevate their lifestyles. This business will also include a recording studio to give the local talents a chance to have a venue to record their compositions.
My name is Lynel Ordonez Sucalit, 22 and married. I work as an Audio Editor for a Japanese Company and my wife is an Australian BPO company and each of us with a salary of 380 dollars a month with one mouth to feed, this ambition would be hard to realize. I had let go of this dream until I learned about crowdfunding and that there are people willing to spare funds and so I thought to myself why not give it a shot?
I was raised in a middle-class family. My mother was the head of the town's social welfare office (DSWD) and my father was a seaman. They did afford to buy me a guitar and piano when I showed signs of interest in music. They supported me to join contest and songwriting workshops and enrolled me with music lessons. But as I grew, I saw that there are many children who also wanted to learn music but it not really possible for them because their parents just can't afford to support them. I also observed that kids at my age that were exposed to music grew up as responsible adults and have a better lifestyle.
Today, a music studio and music shop is non-existent in Catmon.
My plan is to build a decent studio following standard structure and standard interior to set impressions and for formality. The studio will be built in my own backyard. I will purchase a drum set, a laptop, an audio interface, microphones, wires, an electric lead guitar, a bass guitar, an electric organ, amplifiers, and an audio monitor. I will also retail accessories and supplies for musical instruments. I will buy surplus items to maximize the funds except for the laptop.
I will invite part-time music tutors to have my studio as the venue and I will let them pay a low rate and encourage them to buy the accessories from me as a way for the business to gain profit.
When this fundraising campaign reaches 50%, I will start the construction of the studio. I will also post updates about this campaign in my twitter account https://twitter.com/Tafutokuta.
I will not call upon or invite investors because I am not certain how well I can profit from this because I am aiming to have affordable rates and just enough to maintain the equipment and facilities. However, 10 years' time, I am sure it will grow. Your hard-earned money will not be put to waste and this will impact the lives of many kids and artists and also me and my family.
If you are reading this, please email me at [email protected] to share your thoughts. Also my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tafutokuta7.
Thank you so much!