Benches, benches everywhere, but not a place to sit! How can students play the keyboard in music class with benches that are broken?
I teach music to students in grades K-5 at a Title I school in suburban South Carolina.
There are over 1000 kids at the school and we have two music teachers. We teach regular education students, special education students, and even hearing impaired students. Our students LOVE coming to music class, especially when we get to work in the keyboard lab!
We are very fortunate to have a keyboard lab in the music classroom. My students love to learn to play these instruments. For some of them, it is the only opportunity they have to play a piano. Over the years these keyboards and benches are used by thousands of students. It is a wonderful experience for them, until things start to wear out. Some of the benches in our lab have broken and are unusable. I have repaired some of them but eventually, they get past the point of repair and become a safety issue. The new benches requested in this proposal would replace some of the broken benches and allow my students to sit with correct posture and technique for playing the piano.
We love our keyboard lab, but we need the accessories to keep is usable.
Please help to ensure that thousands of children have the opportunity to learn piano skills in music class. Thank you for your support of music education!
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