My students are eager to learn about music through their own aesthetic and expressive experience. Curiosity is something that is natural to these students and is what helps them pursue the endeavor to learn. As a music teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. These challenges are brought into the schools and carried by the students every day. What I am pursuing to do is to provide my students with experiences through high-quality resources and instruction. My goal in teaching these students is to provide as many successful musical experiences as possible by offering as many possibilities for them to succeed.
I want the experiences that my students receive to be meaningful and provide an environment in which they can truly focus on the learning/education that they seek out and deserve.
I want my students to be able to focus on learning and let go of the day to day challenges they are faced with even if it is just for a daily studio class.
Learning music in an ensemble setting provides an opportunity to cultivate learning in which students are engaging with the learning process through means of collaboration and critical thinking. Currently, my students strive for musical excellence and express themselves through music, which is a joy I am fortunate enough to experience. However, I know that if they had access to simple tools such as functioning music stands, they would be able to cultivate their musical ideas more effectively and thus communicate them with more ease.
These music stands will provide our students with the opportunity to focus on reading music and engage in the collaborative music-making process with their without the worry of their music stand falling apart.
Eliminating as many distractions from the classroom is paramount to students' success regardless of the content area. Your generosity will help to continue the success of these students through their musical careers!
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