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Mr. Lane from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creation Station Studios

Help me give my students the continued opportunity to utilize a recording studio in the safety of their homes.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

Many of my students are amazingly talented people who interact with the world through the creation of music. In music technology, students have an opportunity to work through their struggles, share their joys, and most of all, tell their stories through poetry and song writing. Because our school pulls from a high needs population of students, most of whom are from low-income and impoverished neighborhoods, having this available outlet is very important.

During regular instruction time, our school has a music technology computer lab where students are able to use multimedia software both during class and at lunch on a daily basis.

Unfortunately under the current situation, the distance learning model our district is utilizing distance learning packets, some district-provided PC laptops, and personal electronic devices. None of my current students have at-home access to work with the recording software.

My Project

Picture your favorite famous songwriter sitting down in their bedroom with a pen and a notebook working through their emotions. That is the reality that so many of my kids are facing today. During normal school time, students could transform those words in a notebook to original music to share with the world. The pandemic has made this no longer possible because they currently do not have access to the school recording studio. Now more than ever, they need to be able to share their truth with the world.

These recorders will simply allow my students' homes to be transformed into the recording studios.

When a student is ready to record a song, I can drop them off at their houses and I can connect with them online through distance learning and help them to troubleshoot their work. Once we are back to normal school hours, student will be able to sign these out for evenings, weekends, and for the summer.

Think about how many lives are touched by one great song.

What if one of these kids is the next great songwriter? Think of the impact your donation could make.

Mr. Lane
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio Bundle with Protective Case +Rechargerbale Batteries & Charger + Cables + 16 GB + Fibertique Cleaning Cloth • Amazon Business $269.99 1 $269.99
Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio Multi-Track Audio Recorder • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
Tascam TH-02 Closed Back Studio Headphones, Black • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EVNSIX 5FT 1/8" Male 3.5mm to 1/4" Male (3.5mm to 6.35mm) Aux Jack TRS Stereo Audio Cable for iPhone, iPod,Guitar Laptop Amplifier Microphone/24K 15U Gold Plated PVC Infection Molding Shell • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cable Matters (1/8 Inch) 3.5mm to XLR Cable (XLR to 3.5mm Cable) Male to Male 6 Feet • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41

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