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Dr. Berlin from Pearland TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Piano Accordion Learning Laboratory

My students need piano accordions to use in class. We have half of a classroom set and would like to have another 18 so that students won't have to take turns.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

"When do we get a turn?" It is a struggle running a piano accordion class with only one instrument for every two students in the room. This project is a request for one additional accordion.

There are up to thirty-six eager-to-learn students in my classes.

Third grade and fourth grade students get to learn piano skills using the accordion. We are a Title 1 bilingual elementary school in Texas. The students are hungry for music and enjoy making music with their voices and using the instruments we have.

My Project

The students presently have to take turns using the instruments as we only have 18 so far. Half of the class has to sit quietly and observe while their classmates learn and rehearse the songs. Then the students hand off accordions to the other half of the class and we repeat the process. We would like to have a complete set. Since this is a new Donors Choose request, I can only request one accordion at a time. We eventually want a full set of thirty-six. This request is for one additional accordion.

The piano keyboard is fundamental to understanding music theory internally.

The piano accordion is an amazing tool to teach students about the keyboard layout in a way that conducive to ensemble playing. The accordion is culturally relevant to many different ethnicity's. The students are thrilled to have a chance to learn the instrument. As far as I can tell, we are the only elementary school in the United States who uses the piano accordion as a regular part of the school's music program.

Dr. Berlin
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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31 donors31 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SM-2648 Piano Accordion • Woodwind and Brasswind $449.00 1 $449.00

Materials cost

$449.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.72

Total project goal

$571.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.46

24 Donors

-$548.58

Donations toward project cost

-$477.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.34

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.88

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$0.00

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