Michael Averill

Here's your chance to request a cover of your favourite tune from wandering minstrel, Michael Averill, and support local music therapy programs at the same time. Donate. Request. Share!

Organizer: Michael Averill

Type Of Group: Culture & Arts

Location: Vancouver, BC


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The Group's Purpose

Covers For The Cause enables artists to engage with their audience, create fun content, and raise much-needed funding for music therapy programs in Canada.

These videos help raise awareness for Music Heals and the power of music. Music therapy is almost entirely donor-funded in Canada, and sharing your video requests helps to amplify the message.

*If you don't know what Music Therapy looks like, check out this great video: https://vimeo.com/190005345

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How to Help

Donate $200 to Music Heals, make a request and l'll make a video of myself playing your favourite song! If you want to split the cost with a group of friends/family or co-workers, awesome! There are many ways to make this happen! If you have questions - email michael@michaelaverill.com. I want to challenge myself too, and COVER YOUR REQUEST on the CELLO!!


-The satisfaction of helping youth in Vancouver with the powers of music
-The enjoyment of experiencing your favourite song in a whole new light
-The opportunity to send someone a special musical surprise/gift
-A tax receipt that is issued immediately by email

I'll post your video on YouTube so it is easy to share around with your friends and family through email/social media.

When making a donation and request, please share the following:


*I am more than willing to cover using the guitar too, or whichever instrument seems to best fit. I just really love playing this cello!

If I can raise $1000 or more, I can choose what program the money is directed to. I've been working closely with The Saint James Music Academy in Vancouver over the last 2 years (https://sjma.ca), and have witnessed the positive effects Music Therapists have had on the students and teachers. I joined this campaign to help keep Music Therapists actively involved there at this school.

About the Organizers

The Music Heals Charitable Foundation raises money and awareness for music therapy in Canada. In 4 years they have donated almost $900,000 to accredited music therapy programs across the country, serving children, seniors, palliative care, burn units, the autism spectrum, mental health, at-risk youth, dementia, bereavement, rehabilitation, and more.

Connect with Music Heals on social media:
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat @MusicHeals_ca
Facebook /MusicHealsCanada
Registered charity # 846495489 RR 0001

About Michael Averill:

Michael Averill is an adventurous Canadian troubadour who delivers stories and songs of serendipity around the country by foot. Through heartfelt Roots, Folk, and Blues, Michael captivates his audiences and invites them to connect deeper within themselves and their communities.

“Michael has a pied piper quality to him. He is a community builder, scene creator, and movement organizer. He is a teacher and inspirational leader that has the ability to gather the arts community around him, and take them in directions they might not achieve on their own.” – Chris Brandt, Executive Director of Music Heals

Onstage, Michael’s performance versatility ranges from southern lap steel slide blues, to intricate finger-style folk, to driving Celtic. He combines buttery guitar licks and philosophical wordplay into an intriguing musical experience. Inevitably, show-goers leave with joy filled hearts, new friends, and positively charged minds.

Web - http://michaelaverill.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MichaelAverillMusic/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaelaverillmusic/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelAverillMusic/videos?flow=grid&sort=p&view=0