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Mr. McKanstry
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 16 donors
  • $0 still needed

Piano Club

Help me give my students the ability to learn music through playing piano!

My Students

My students are incredible. First, for their diversity, we have students from Harlem, the Bronx, Upper West Side of Manhattan, France, and various countries in West Africa. A lot of my students are gifted in the arts and many speak multiple languages. We have some students who are naturally smart and some who have to work harder to combat learning disabilities with the aid of modified instruction and additional support.

The motto of our school is, "Through wisdom, liberty." Daily our students seek wisdom which will give them the freedom to choose the direction for their life.

Our students play sports like volleyball, basketball, and run track. These students learn the value of teamwork on and off the court. These students support and encourage each other to persevere through tough times when they may feel like giving up.

Finally, these students are artists. Last year, our school put on our first musical. We as a school community pulled together to fund the show. The students were phenomenal. They took advantage of every rehearsal to make the show the best it could possibly be.

My Project

Our students are amazingly talented and above all kind. Right now, they have to share the keyboard sometimes two or three students to one keyboard which makes it hard for them to really learn the piano. These students come from diverse backgrounds and home situations. Most of them will never be able to take a piano lesson outside of school. I know firsthand the power of being able to sit at a piano and be able to provide for my family. This is the gift I want to give my students.

With your help and donations, we'll be able to teach students discipline, and the value of hard work.

It takes time and patience to learn the piano. I'm certain that because of your donations, our students will be able to move forward with their musical studies.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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PSR-E263 61-Key Portable Keyboard • Woodwind and Brasswind $129.99 8 $1,039.92

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This project will reach 160 students.

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