My students need 3 portable piano keyboards for them to learn how to play the piano.
Music is an AWESOME class for students because it can allow them to express their musical activities whether singing, composing or playing an instrument. However, it is difficult when there is not enough equipment for everyone to participate.
Our school is a Urban Title I school Pre-K - 8 school in North Carolina.
We have an enrollment of approximately 600 students who at receive free and reduced lunch and have a love to entertain both academically and musically. This year, our school now incorporates a Steam program (Science, Technology, Art, and Math) in the middle school and students in K -8th have the privilege to have dance, music, art, technology, Spanish, and P.E. The students at my school have a love to perform whether singing, dancing, playing instruments, or public speaking, it is very important to step up to the plate in providing the equipment and support needed to train our students properly.
I have taught at my school for the nine years and during that time, I have had the pleasure of seeing my students rise to the occasion during our school-wide musical presentations. I believe that adding another component to my music program, such as teaching piano, will provide another venue to provide another opportunity for the students at my school to learn another instrument. My students need 3 portable piano keyboards. Learning to play the piano brings about focus, discipline, hand and eye coordination, and confidence.
This project is geared toward the middle school students at the present moment because I see these students more often than my elementary students. The students will learn the basic piano skills such as reading treble and bass clef, hand and eye coordination, reading rhythmic patterns and identifying pitches on the clefs. At the end of the quarter and semester, the students will perform in a mini recital for family and friends.
The funding of this awesome project will provide my students with the opportunity to experience learning the opportunity in school where students in other Pre K -8th grade schools don't have the privilege to learn.
Learning how to play the piano will be the first step to many opportunities for my students as they continue to grow as learners and possibly future musicians.
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