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Ms. Gindin from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Enter the New Millenium!

My students need a new piano in our ensembles rehearsal room. This one will serve orchestra, band, jazz and rock, including computer applications and take up less space!

  • $1,083 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our very old grand piano is missing keys and strings. It also takes up very crucial space in our band room. It is truly not worthy of the hard work, passion and creativity of our students. We need technology! This piano will be used in every class, every day, and inspire the next generation.

Our school is an enormous public high school in a poverty-ridden area of a large urban center of California.

The science classrooms have no labs, and there is very limited computer access for our students. However, they are hungry for knowledge. We have a 93% daily attendance rates, and the students are a pleasure to teach--grateful, hard-working, funny, smart, and talented. They deserve so much more. If I had the energy, they would be in my room all day and night!

My Project

This electronic piano would streamline the instructional space as well as provide an in-tune, creative accompaniment to ALL music activity. Band, beginning strings, winds, percussion and keyboard all take place in this room and all need reliable, modern accompaniment while learning. Furthermore, an electronic piano is far better suited for inclusion in jazz band, rock band and marching band. The following state standards will be met and enhanced with this piano: 2.7 Compose and arrange music for voices or various acoustic or digital/electronic instruments, using appropriate ranges for traditional sources of sound. 2.8 Arrange pieces for voices and instruments other than those for which the pieces were originally written. 2.9 Improvise harmonizing parts, using an appropriate style. 2.10 Improvise original melodies over given chord progressions. With multi-track recording, students can create masterpieces out of the songs they write and perform for my class

This piano will really be a shot in the arm to our program.

With a focus on test scores, along with budget cuts, enrollment is down in music courses. This piano will really add that element of the contemporary that students today are attracted to and that reflects their values and experience. I can't redo the walls and ceiling, or fix the air-conditioner, but I can get the proper equipment for a modern music program. I want to channel their creativity towards an exciting finished product.

Ms. Gindin
Grades 9-12
  • Roosevelt High School-Law & Gov
  • Los Angeles, CA

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YPG635 88 KEY WEIGHTED PORTABLE GRAND • Woodwind & Brasswind $699.99 1 $699.99
Deluxe Padded Piano Bench • Woodwind & Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99

Materials cost

$799.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$73.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$920.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.38

Total project goal

$1,082.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,082.56

10 Donors

-$1,082.04

Donations toward project cost

-$920.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.52

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$0.00

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