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Mr. Rosiejka from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beat, Beat, Repeat: Music Tech for Loops

My students need an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI Drum Pad Controller, an Akai Professional LPK25 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops, and USB Hub 3.0 for digital music creation.

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a mix of diverse learners and general education students. As a school, we're trying to include as many students as possible in the general education environment while still providing instruction in smaller settings. To achieve that, teachers and students are collaborating across environments.

Building responsibility and confidence makes a huge difference for my students.

We have rotations for math and reading to practice different skills and to build independence. It is difficult for my students at the beginning of the year, but by December, they can usually work for a full 30 minutes without teacher intervention during their independent work time.

My Project

My students are passionate about music, and this is part of an ongoing project to bring modern band and modern music to my students. The Akai Professional LPK25 and Akai Professional MPD218 will be used to sequence and organize sounds that students create and sample for performance and recording.

We're going to making direct connections between the revision and publishing process of music and reading, math, and science.

We have some basic experience with beats and keyboards, and having two more controllers will allow me to lead half my class at a time on music related instruction. I see these items as not just an activity based in music, but a way to be directly creative and collaborative. Music is a way my students can connect with each other as equals, and that collaboration can translate to academics.

The USB hub, drum sticks, and holders will support the creation of physical sounds that can be incorporated into our library of loops. My students are so excited about this project!

Mr. Rosiejka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Akai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 6 knobs / 6 buttons) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Akai Professional LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops • Amazon Business $59.80 1 $59.80
USB Hub 3.0, ELEGIANT High Speed 10-Port USB Data Hub Splitter with AC Power Adapter and Charging Ports for MacBook Mac Pro/mini Surface Pro 4 Laptop Notebook PC Mobile HDD USB Flash Drives and More • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
On Stage Maple 7A Wood Tip Drumsticks 12 Pairs • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
On Stage DA100 Drum Stick Holder • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95

Materials cost

$222.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.18

Total project goal

$301.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.21

1 Donor

-$301.21

Donations toward project cost

-$256.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.18

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$0.00

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