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

Future Pianists & Beat Makers

Help me give my students portable keyboards to express themselves and collaborate with classmates!

  • $1,349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kind, intelligent, beautiful souls with potential to inspire the world for positive change through music. Our elementary school is the only Chicago Public School in the Little Village neighborhood with a Mariachi music education program.

Our school serves one of the most vulnerable communities- recent immigrants from México and Latin America in search for an opportunity to give their children a future unattainable in their homeland.

Almost all students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch as 94% are raised in low-income families and 51% of them have limited English skills.

As their teacher who was once an undocumented immigrant in the U.S and a former Chicago Public School student, I strive to instill hope through music education to make opportunities, like college- possible. My music education allowed me to attain a scholarship to college, all because I kept my grades up, was Latinx and had been playing trumpet for 7 years. It is my sincere duty to inspire students that looks like me to work hard so that college isn't only a dream.

My Project

Music is a way healing. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the lives of children worldwide has changed drastically. Through music, we can resume building community by creating opportunities for social interactions and emotional expression. Learning a musical instrument can serve this purpose.

My students deserve to heal and collaborate through music by having access to portable keyboards.

It will expand the knowledge of music theory that they have learned throughout this pandemic. They will be able to perform melodies, harmonies and beats by connecting the piano keyboard to their Chromebooks/laptop, where they can work with other students through the music making software Soundtrap. The Novation Launchkey mini will allow for both students at home or in-person to be engaged in music making. Let's help them become the next concert pianist or hip beat maker!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Launchkey Mini [MK3] Keyboard Controller • Woodwind and Brasswind $109.99 10 $1,099.90

Materials cost

$1,099.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,146.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$202.31

Total project goal

$1,348.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,348.71

8 Donors

-$882.09

Donations toward project cost

-$838.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.81

Matching donations from our partners

-$362.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$308.12

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$104.12

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$0.00

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