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Mr. Stringham from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plug and Play - Recording Equipment for Our Piano Lab!

Help me give my students upgraded recording equipment, including an audio interface, for our piano lab!

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are among the finest musicians in the City of Philadelphia, PA. Our students, ranging from grades 5-12, come from a variety of neighborhoods, ethnicities, cultural traditions, and personal identities, all coming together in an environment where music serves as the catalyst for their learning and is a shared experience and common goal for each of them.

Many of our students come from underprivileged backgrounds where our school becomes the safe home for them.

Our school is greatly underfunded from both the city and the state, and frequently our teachers and parents are forced to pay out of pocket or fundraise in order to purchase the necessary materials (including paper!) to make our school operate. With your assistance, our students will be able to create and perform new musical works all while improving their own musicianship skills.

My Project

Our piano lab allows students to learn keyboarding skills and engage in projects of music production and audio recording. The addition of an audio interface will allow students to interact with different recording software titles by connect their instruments directly into the computer.

An audio interface will also energize the pit orchestra of our musical theater program.

Most shows now call for multiple keyboards to produce unique sounds that fill out the orchestra. This requires a keyboard to connect to a computer that produces the necessary sounds or missing instruments. An audio interface is the device required so that the computer's audio output can communicate with the sound system and heard by the audience.

Mr. Stringham
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
Quarter inch Adapter, 6.35mm (1/4 inch) Male to 3.5mm (1/8 inch) Female Headphone Jack Plug, Gold Plated, 6 Pack - JOLGOO • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98

Materials cost

$185.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.60

Total project goal

$257.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.36

2 Donors

-$128.68

Donations toward project cost

-$109.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.30

match offer

-$128.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.30

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$0.00

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