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!
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!
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.
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