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Ms. Lupoli
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Keyboard For Choir

My students need a portable electronic keyboard. The keyboard will allow us electronic accompaniment for our choir and for general music classes.

My Students

Music programs in the Philadelphia School District have been cut. Our school has been very fortunate. The General Music Program was saved, however our string program has been cut. I would like to make up for the loss of our string program by adding a new dimension to our choir and music classes.

Our elementary school is located in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia.

97.6% of our students come from an economically disadvantaged background. The student population at our school is multicultural. Our students have general music weekly. Selected students are chosen for the choir. We perform three major programs a year. The students are very motivated to come to music classes and choir rehearsals. This is a new program to the school. The principal added music to the school two years ago. He is very supportive of this program. With all the budget cuts, he is still keeping vocal music. The students love music! Coming to work for me is like participating in a hobby. We also have strong support from our parents. My principal has stated that music keeps our parents involved with the school.

My Project

Having an electronic keyboard in the music room will add a whole new dimension to our classes. We are very fortunate to have a new Yamaha piano for the school. It plays beautifully when accompanying our children. Some song accompaniments could use the help of other instruments. Our string teacher provided some assistance with her cello, but the string program has been cut. Having an electronic keyboard would allow me to play with orchestral instrument sounds. I can also have an instrumental background playing while we sing--that is similar to a karaoke. Our fourth graders performed the song, "I Believe I Could Fly", by R. Kelly. Playing the song on the piano presented a challenge because the students are used to hearing the radio/cd version of the song. I purchased the karaoke accompaniment for the students. The key was too low. They performed the song, but they could have done better with me providing an engaging accompaniment on the keyboard in an appropriate key.

The electronic keyboard will motivate my students everyday, all day.

I teach seven classes daily. The keyboard will be used every period. It will also allow me to teach the students about rhythm in a whole new way. We can perform our rhythm ensembles with the keyboard. The keyboard is capable of providing a variety of beats and rhythms along with the other features. The students will be able to perform in all ensembles, vocal and instrumental, in a new and exciting way!

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Yamaha - Piaggero Portable Keyboard with 76 Full-Size Touch-Sensitive Keys - Black • Best Buy for Business $279.99 1 $279.99

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