Hello Friends

I've enjoyed learning how to sew and make masks - some of them are turning out quite nicely. 

I'm happy to give these away as fast as I can make them, free of charge - if you want/need one, you got it. However, I'm going to add the option to make a donation of any size to an informal fund I've started for my piano students / studio. 

Financial stability is tenuous for many, so I've told my students that I don't want sudden financial changes to be the reason anyone stop taking lessons. I'm presently able to handle the few who have taken me up on this with a tuition adjustment, but if more families face difficulty I want to be able to confidently adapt. Additionally, the studio I teach at in Cockeysville has closed for now, to reopen in the future at a new location - this means a sudden barrage of piano mover fees. 

It's possible that as time goes on, the fund's purpose will change, but it will always retain an altruistic spirit. I'll keep a public ledger (no names) of all contributions and what it gets used for. This is just so that it stays super transparent. Depending on timing and resources, I may also use those donations to cover some of my mask-making costs, but at the moment everything is manageable. 

I hope this is fun :) please to the MASK SHOP to select from ones that are already completed, or browse some of the other pages to get ideas for a custom one. Email Alec with any questions or arrange pick up / drop off. You can even send me your special cotton clothes to make into personalized masks!

-Alec

PS. Don't forget to check the disclaimers at the bottom of this page. They are pretty matter of fact, but since "we live in a society," I think they are wise to mention.

DISCLAIMERS

By adopting a mask from Alec, you understand and accept that:

  • This is not an actual business You can just ask me for a mask and I'll send you one for free.
  • You are under no obligation to donate to my piano fund, but any contribution is appreciated.
  • I'm not a professional tailor / sewer and am actively learning by doing this, so your mask may have flaws.
  • Just like all home-made cloth masks, there are no guarantees of efficacy. Please use your own judgement on how to use it.
  • Since this is a hobby, I may be out of stock frequently, and if you custom order them, it may take a while to fulfill.
  • While I'm getting new materials all the time, some of these (in particular the winter masks) are made from recycled (washed) clothing.