My violin
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My violin

I´m a determined and enthusiastic child. I'll need your help to get a violin.

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    33 backers

  • 15/01/2015

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I´m a determined and enthusiastic child. I'll need your help to get a violin.

I’m Thomas and I’m eight. I became interested in the violin when I was very little. I was so little I was told I had to wait. As I was so eager to learn I spoke with a teacher and convinced her to give me lessons, despite my being only three and a half.

Because my parents had to leave the country due to work, I went to live in Sweden then in Norway and, because of this, I had to interrupt my lessons for some time.

I was lucky upon my return to Portugal to find an excellent violin teacher who encouraged me to enroll for the exams at the Conservatory which will take place in May 2015. By entering the Conservatory, I will be able to continue my lessons in a more intense way and fulfill my dream.

I’ve had to struggle very hard to get here. When I was a baby, my parents found out I had difficulties at the level of fine motor skills and complete deafness in one ear. Not even that put me off. I was also diagnosed high functioning autism. Not even that put me off.

I’m a very determined child and very enthusiastic. I’m going to need your help to buy a violin. I’ve grown and mine is already too small. My teacher found someone who will sell a violin, a bow and a violin case, everything second hand, but my mother cannot afford this. Apart from this, I need to have extra classes to prepare for the auditions in May and to start buying the necessary material. Violin strings are very expensive. They can cost over 15€ and break quite easily.

If we manage to raise the amount we need, you will soon be invited to listen to me play. I thank you for your support and the potential you see in me. The truth is my mother has always told me:”You can do it” and I can!

A big hug,      




About the author

I’m Thomas and I’m eight. I was born on 9th December 2005. Two weeks after I was born it snowed in my hometown. Ever since I was a baby, I’ve had to struggle with some adversities, such as deafness and high functioning autism. understood that strength, endeavor, determination and audacity would be my strongest allies. I like playing the violin very much.

The violin calms me. When I play I feel I’m OK and so are the things and people around me. For that reason, I very much want to enter the Lisbon Music Conservatory.

Budget and due dates

Price of the violin 200€, lessons 60€ 1x a month for 1 weekly lesson. As I need to practice a lot until May, it would help if I could raise funds so as to have lessons twice a week. Strings 15€ x4. Strings break very easily, for that reason I’m including an extra sum in the budget which also includes, among other materials, the wax for the strings.
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    Acknowledgements + Origami

    By donating 10€ you are entitled to the previous offer + one origami specially made by me (postage included).

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    Previous offers + Concert

    By donating 30€ you’ll get the previous offers plus an invitation to my first concert.

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    Previous offers + your name on my first CD

    By donating 50€you’ll get the previous offers + your name on the list of sponsors as soon as I release my first CD.

    12 backers

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Florbela Melhorado

    20/12/2014 - 23:46

    Tu consegues Thomas, muito empenho que tu já tens, e um pouco de sorte, que faz sempre falta tudo a correr bem para entrares no conservatório.

  • Barbara Machado

    12/12/2014 - 16:39

  • Ana Isabel Inácio

    03/12/2014 - 15:10

  • filipa.valladares

    03/12/2014 - 15:08

  • Adriana Andrade

    03/12/2014 - 11:51

  • Raquel Monteiro

    01/12/2014 - 12:33

  • Catarina Nielsen

    01/12/2014 - 12:05

  • Gonçalo Santos

    01/12/2014 - 11:21

    Thomas!! Temos muitas saudades tuas! Um grande beijinho e nunca desistas dos teus sonhos! :) André, Catarina e Gonçalo

  • Patricia Lencastre

    01/12/2014 - 11:14

    Força Thomas!

  • telesdagama

    01/12/2014 - 11:13

  • isabel

    29/11/2014 - 11:45


  • Joana Alarcão

    29/11/2014 - 11:33

    Thomas que esta contribuição te ajude a tocar num novo violino , muitas e muitas melodias do Mozart que é para mim o compositor mais divertido de todos.

  • Noélia Durand

    28/11/2014 - 19:20

  • Helena Costa

    28/11/2014 - 11:28

  • Susana Barata Manaia

    28/11/2014 - 10:39

    Never discourage anyone who continually makes matter how slow! Keep going Thomas...

  • Joao Medeiros

    28/11/2014 - 10:34

    Aqui vai uma Aula pequeno Stradivarius!

  • Antónia Pedroso de Lima

    28/11/2014 - 10:03

    Força Thomas

  • Carla Santos

    28/11/2014 - 09:04

  • Laura Henriques

    27/11/2014 - 23:36

    Torço por ti meu querido violinista. Tenho muito orgulho na tua determinação. Que o violino seja uma extensão do teu corpo. Força para este caminho.

  • paula.costa

    27/11/2014 - 19:36

    Boa sorte! Espero que atinjas todos os teus objetivos!!