My music students push themselves for perfection not only in their music, but academics as well. However, they struggle to play their best because they are using worn out equipment that needs replacing.
The ability to perform your best is often determined by your equipment, which in our case needs some serious help.
In a large school district, funds are so limited. My students come from such a diverse background and cannot afford what I know they deserve. Each student should not be limited by equipment and materials.
It is frustrating beyond words to see so many of my young musicians struggle to play every day and I am limited by a budget that is non existent. The hardest part of all this is that they just accept it and know its not my fault they don't have working instruments. That is not fair in any way and breaks my heart. Help me help them.
Our students and our program is run entirely on donations. Our students have to make do with our meager supplies of equipment, most of which is old, broken, or held together by tape, glue or an act of God. In order to move my students experience to the next level they need equipment that won't fail them in practice or performance.
With the supplies I have selected, every book, case and microphone will help our music reach the level of performance I know they can produce.
It will limit frustration and make learning what it should be: a wonderful lifelong experience.
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