Our middle school is located in the Heights section of Jersey City, New Jersey. Over 900 students in grades six through eight attend the school. About 80% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
The student population is very diverse; about 30 different languages are spoken within the student body, including Spanish, Gujarati, Tagalog, and Urdu.
I am one of the music teachers at our middle school. I teach general music to 28 different homerooms per week. Throughout the school year, students in general music have the opportunity to try out different instruments, such as the keyboard, ukulele, and xylophone. Students also have the chance to participate in activities during general music class such as DJing and bucket drumming.
We are fortunate to have a class set of electronic keyboards in the music room. Additionally, we are thrilled to have recently received funding via DonorsChoose for various piano songbooks.
In order for my students to stay engaged with their learning, they typically use headphones or earbuds when practicing songs on the keyboard.
We have to use headphone adapters for some of the keyboards in order for the headphones or earbuds to properly connect.
Your donation would help ensure that the 28 classes of students to which I teach general music each week continue to stay focused when playing the keyboards. Using headphones helps keep my students on task.
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