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Ms. Drake from Defuniak Springs FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Cat's Keyboard Capers #1

My students need 3 keyboards to begin fulfilling our dream of having a keyboard lab in the music room.

  • $400 goal

This project expired on January 25, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Will you teach me to play like that? Can you teach my child to play the piano? Every day I hear comments requesting keyboard lessons from my students and their parents. There are not enough piano teachers and certainly not enough money to fill the need in our area.

"Teamwork makes the dream work," a quote from John Maxwell, is our class motto.

We take our independent talents and put them together to make group skill. Our school has 588 K-5 students who enjoy playing instruments. Our school is a family-oriented rural school in a beautiful town. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and presently have a free/reduced lunch rate of 90%.

My Project

Presently, we practice our keyboard skills on the back covers of our textbooks and some small toy keyboards. Fortunately, kids grow but instruments do not. My students need the capability of playing on keys that fit their fingers so their technique does not suffer. Bad habits are hard to change. They are also ready to play more than one note at a time. What a wonderful problem to have. Keyboarding skills will help my students maintain a musical connection throughout their lives and improve their skills in this computer-saturated world.

My students need the opportunity to express themselves musically and creatively.

Many students do not have the finger dexterity to play a recorder effectively. These keyboards will help all of my students participate in the creative process without worrying about the positions they can not manage.

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

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This project will reach 588 students.

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PSR-E223 Entry-Level Portable Keyboard • Woodwind & Brasswind $99.99 3 $299.97

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