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Ms. San Pedro from Roxbury MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our First Music Room: Music Technology

Help me give my students MIDI controllers with 25 keys for digital music making and learning piano!

  • 4 donors
  • $511 still needed
  • 4 donors
  • $511 still needed

My Students

The chatter outside the Music Room quiets down at the sound of our entry song and you can feel students shifting gears from math or lunch or recess to music class. My students are always excited to play instruments and see what is new in the Music Room. As we learn about the music of South America, students continue to follow their curiosity, make connections, and explore music as a community.

My students are eager to create and connect with each other in music class, no matter their age or grade!

The mission of our K-8 Dual Language School is to empower students as biliterate, bilingual, and bicultural learners. As a part of this mission, the arts program strives to provide an integrated arts experience for students through visual art, music and performing arts to help them learn about diverse cultures in an authentic way that crosses all content areas. In music class, we work together as community of musicians to create a space that allows everyone to feel safe, be their whole selves, and make music together.

My Project

This September, we welcomed 430 students into the first dedicated space for music education in the school's history! After over a year of learning music via Zoom, this dedicated Music Room provides students with the exciting opportunity to continue learning about diverse cultures in a room filled with instruments, joy, and authentic music-making experiences.

These 25-key MIDI controllers will allow students to learn basic piano skills while creating their very own digital music.

Out of all of the MIDI controllers we already have in the Music Room, the Nektar controllers have proven themselves to be sturdy and easy to use. The 10 Nektar products I have selected will help increase our MIDI controller inventory so that students in grades 6-8 will no longer have to share controllers during class. Having enough MIDI keyboards for every student in the class increases student focus, effort, work completion, and growth as digital music makers.

With your help, we can create a culturally and linguistically engaging Music Room that allows students to feel safe, be their whole selves, and make music independently!

Ms. San Pedro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nektar, 25-Key Midi Controller (SE25) • Amazon Business $49.99 5 $249.95
Nektar, 25-Key Midi Controller (SE25) • Amazon Business $49.99 5 $249.95

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