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Mr. Plaks from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keyboards for music literacy!

The cost of the Casio Blem Key Portable Keyboards is $548, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $548 goal

This project expired on June 21, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

As the music teacher at Bronx Charter School for the Arts, an innovative K-6 public elementary school in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx, I have succeeding in implementing a keyboard- and piano-based music literacy program over the past three years for my 280 students. It has been a lot of hard work, but it is starting to pay off! The students are becoming increasingly familiar with each passing year with the basics of music notation and music literacy, and we are ready to expand our program this year to accommodate a new grade (6th). In order for this to happen, however, we desperately need more keyboards for our music room, so that students will not have to share instruments, which negatively impacts their learning. Please help fund the purchase of three beginner keyboard for our enthusiastic young piano/keyboard students. Who knows, you might be helping to create the next Rubinstein or Argerich, and you will definitely be helping a student learn to read music! My students are struggling to overcome adversity and may use music as one the many tools at their disposal. On their behalf, I thank you.

Mr. Plaks
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 280 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Casio Blem CTK-800 61-Key Portable Keyboard • LMI Music - Musicians Friend $127.49 3 $382.47

Materials cost

$382.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$448.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.55

Total project goal

$547.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.50

1 Donor

-$516.29

Donations toward project cost

-$449.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.27

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$0.00

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