Help Tintay String Ensemble Buy A Tablet For Music Lessons & Online Classes

Fundraising campaign by Axelle Miel
  • ₱5,000.00
    raised of ₱20,000.00 goal goal
25% Funded
4 Donors
Raised offline: ₱14,340.10
Total: ₱19,340.10

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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UPDATE: We have exceeded our initial target amount of PHP10,000 but we still need funds for load for weekly Wi-Fi connection as well as instrument maintenance for the rest of the year; thus, we are still accepting donations in any amount. Thank you so much!


How to Donate:

  • PayPal
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Hello! My name is Axelle Miel. I am a violinist who started teaching classical music for free to kids in Talamban, Cebu in 2016 because I wanted to share my abilities in my hometown (up until then I had been doing most of my work in Manila).

For the past 4 years, 20 kids have come in and out of the program that we named Tintay String Ensemble. Now, we have 6 violinists and 4 violists (taught by my friend and educator Ate Sigrid Lopez) aged 9-18 who are learning to play together in a beginner ensemble.

Earlier this year, I started using a strings method book and discovered how to help students learn using their own creativity. This visibly excited the kids and sparked a love for music in a way that the past 4 years hadn’t…and then Covid-19 struck and we were forced to stop lessons.

Here’s the thing–our students live in a poor neighborhood where they don’t have access to Wi-Fi or even phones. Mobile data (which costs precious money) easily runs out when they view pictures, how much more if they participate in Zoom classes. And since our students are beginners, they don’t know how to tune their instruments without teacher guidance. It has been a frustrating 4 months since our last lesson in March.

As the school year draws near, the students are worried about not doing well in online classes given their current situation; thus, I decided to set up this fundraising campaign to buy a Samsung tablet and hit two birds with one stone.

I plan for this tablet to serve 7 students who live in the same area; hopefully, this will allow us to finally have video lessons while also helping them in their online studies. We have students as young as Grade 4 all the way to first-year college, so a reliable tablet and Wi-Fi connection will be of tremendous support for any one of them in both music and academics.

Our target amount to raise is Php10,000. This includes the cost of the tablet, a sim card, and a few months’ worth of load for Wi-Fi connection. If you have the means, please consider donating to our fundraiser. Additionally, if you donate a minimum of 500 pesos, I can record a video of me playing a song of your choice on the violin (if you wish).

This amount will be able to help 7 of our students, but we hope to eventually raise more than this to help the other 3 students who are living in different areas and don’t have access to stable Wi-Fi either.

It would mean so much to me and Tintay String Ensemble if you help us raise this money. If you are unable to donate at this time, please consider sharing this post to help us possibly reach somebody who can.

Thank you so much! We hope to be able to play music again soon.


Rewards

A violin cover of a song of your choice performed by Axelle

4 Backers

Organizer

  • Axelle Miel
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Roddy Clark Soco
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2020
  • People often talk about the light in times of darkness. They forgot to mention the music that comes with it. God bless your cause!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
₱1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
  • Thank you for keeping the music alive! Please continue spreading the love and knowledge of music. - From one of Tintay's grandkids

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Aug 14

Violin Covers - August 10-14, 2020

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 12:23 pm

Death By Glamour - Undertale OSThttps://www.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/98601...Concerning Hobbits - The Lord of The Rings OSThttps://www.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/98830...We have now also raised a total of PHP5,000 online, thanks to a donation from Mr. Roddy Clark Soco! Thank you so much for your support!

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Aug 09

Violin Covers - August 3-7, 2020

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 10:39 am

Theme from Schindler's List by John Williams:https://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/98135...Dear Theodosia from Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda:https://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/98295...Viva La Vida by Coldplayhttps://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/98446...

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Jul 31

More Violin Covers for our Donors!

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 04:17 am

Kapantay Ay Langit Violin Cover requested by the Dionson family:https://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/97769...The Sound of Music Medley requested by Carlo Dionson:https://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/97848...Please check our FB page "Tintay Strings Ensemble" regularly for our violin covers and updates on the students!

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Jul 31

Campaign Update - July 31, 2020

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 02:53 am

As of Friday, July 31, 2020, we have raised PHP16,340.10, thanks to a recent donation from Alya Laplana. We have used PHP8,030.00 to buy the Samsung tablet and the SIM card, and we will be using it in our online lesson tomorrow. We can't wait!!!

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Jul 28

Violin Covers for Donors!

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 01:59 pm

We have started uploading a series of violin covers in gratitude for donors who donated a minimum of PHP500. You can watch the videos here:Rosas Pandan (Visayan Folk Song) Violin Coverhttps://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/976335866172527Abrázame Violin Coverhttps://web.facebook.com/tintaystrings/posts/97699...Check back on our FB Page (Tintay Strings Ensemble) every day this week for the next violin cover

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Jul 28

Campaign Update - July 28, 2020

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 01:53 pm

Between today and yesterday we received a total of PHP2,000 in donations from Bryan Sanchez and Arella Bernales! Thank you so much!Though we have exceeded our target mark, we are still in need of funds for weekly load, instrument maintenance, and teacher salary. We are also planning to buy a

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Jul 26

Campaign Update - July 26, 2020

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 12:29 pm

UPDATE: We have now EXCEEDED our PHP10,000 mark, thanks to a generous donation from the Dionson family!!! Thank you SO much!!Though the amount needed to buy the tablet is now covered, we are still accepting donations to purchase the load and provide Wi-Fi connection not only for the kids using

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Jul 26

Total Raised - July 25, 2020

Update posted by Axelle Miel at 12:04 pm

We were able to raise PHP2,800.00 on Saturday, July 25, 2020!!! Thank you so much and please keep it going!!

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Donors & Comments

4 donors
  • Roddy Clark Soco
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2020
  • People often talk about the light in times of darkness. They forgot to mention the music that comes with it. God bless your cause!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
₱1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
  • Thank you for keeping the music alive! Please continue spreading the love and knowledge of music. - From one of Tintay's grandkids

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  • Lindsay Hu
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
  • You go Axelle! best of luck!

₱500.00

Followers

2 followers
Roddy Clark Soco
Carlo Dionson
₱5,000.00
raised of ₱20,000.00 goal
25% Funded
4 Donors
Raised offline: ₱14,340.10
Total: ₱19,340.10

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities