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Ms. Kay from Union City NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bye Bye Batteries for Pianos 2

Help me give my students power cords for our Yamaha Keyboards so we can go GREEN

  • $198 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2019.

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My Students

My students are a diverse community of learners that are learning to collaborate as musicians in an urban environment. We are fortunate to be in a school that supports the arts as part of a balanced curriculum. However, many of my students come from low income families and purchasing instruments for a student may not be on their highest priority.

My students love to create, dance, and sing.

They enjoy moving and responding to music in their own unique ways. Given the tools they need, they will become audience members, performers, and composers.

My Project

This year I began at a new school. My students are excited to begin learning piano in class. We have begun learning how to read and notate the music. However, a frequent occurrence in my room that we are interrupted by the words "Miss! My batteries died!"

In a given month, we can go through anywhere from 12-24 batteries to power our pianos.

As our school has a high free lunch rate, this is not cost effective for my classroom. While we do recycle the used batteries, it is also not environmentally friendly. We would like power cords to use with our pianos in class. This will allow for less interruption in instruction and engagement in the music room.

Ms. Kay
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 900 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adapter Power Cord for Yamaha Psr-110 Psr-130 Psr-150 Psr-170 Psr-180 Electronic Digital Piano Midi Keyboard • Amazon Business $7.89 8 $63.12
Power Adapter for Yamaha PA130 PA150, UL listed 12V AC/DC Replacement Power Supply Charger Plug Cord for Yamaha PA PSR YPG YPT DD Series Keyboard - Only Compatible for Listed Models (8.4 Ft Long Cord) • Amazon Business $9.50 5 $47.50
12V AC DC Adapter Replacement for Yamaha PA130 PA150, Universal Power Supply Charger Adaptor for Yamaha Keyboard PA PSR YPG YPT DD Series by LotFancy, UL Listed, 8.2Ft Cord • Amazon Business $8.29 3 $24.87

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