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Mr. Mack from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pianos for Pupils

My students need 2 safe, electric keyboards!

  • $280 goal

This project expired on July 25, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first musical sounds you made? Do you remember feelings the keys of the piano under your fingers? My students love to play piano, but some of our electric pianos are cracking from age and missing keys.

My boys and girls come from single parent and foster homes, homeless shelters, and other low-income and stressful situations.

Many of my students have no access to musical instruments of any kind outside of my classroom. Music class is unique in that it provides a creative, multifaceted learning experience that immerses the senses AND emotions while teaching discipline and coordination. My students are enthusiastic 12 to 18-year-old musicians who just want to play piano on a complete keyboard free from sharp cracks.

My Project

If we receive the pianos, we can have more students delve into "Fur Elise," "Saints Go Marching In,"Amazing Grace," "America the Beautiful," and many more wonderful piano literature and important cultural music. We put on several performances each school year, and we want to incorporate more piano and more complex music. Many of my students want to study music in college and after high school. The stands can help students delve further into music through the piano, and uncover hidden talents while opening doors for careers and developing skills that will stay with them for life.

Your donation will make a difference to my students who cannot afford a music education outside of school.

It will impact a large growing number of students who request music class each semester. The pianos are necessary tools to help learn & refine technique. My music students will be able to improve skills such as dynamic control, following forms, improvisation, coordination, etc. The stands will create a studio atmosphere that encourages discipline & appreciation for this art form.

Mr. Mack
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PSR-E223 Entry-Level Portable Keyboard • Woodwind & Brasswind $99.99 2 $199.98

Materials cost

$199.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$237.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.00

Total project goal

$279.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.98

1 Donor

-$96.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.40

match offer

-$183.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.60

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$0.00

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