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.
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.
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