You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Friedman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Synthesize the Musical Dreams of Homer St. Elementary!

Help me give my students a world of music exploration at their fingertips.

My Students

My students exude pure joy in my music classroom. Their barely contained excitement over our three broken ukuleles and one semi-functional toy keyboard is both inspiring and humbling. Inspiring because they naturally glean so much happiness from so little, and humbling because of the implication that this apparently reflects the wanting quality of musical resources they are used to as students in a school with a 90% economically disadvantaged population. And the uncontested number one instrument requested by my students is the electronic synthesizer keyboard - those little universes of sound in a box that open up a world of exploration and learning.

Even with our currently limited resources, one younger student wrote to me “Musik is the best calass ever.” My dream for them is what music class could be with a bit more material support.

My Project

Children are thought to learn best from self-directed, engaged exploration. Small, personal electronic synthesizer keyboards provide the perfect tools for such learning in the music classroom. Synthesizers make possible both group and self-directed learning about almost every aspect of music (notes, rhythm, timbre, composition, improv, etc.) Similarly, the headphone option on these units allows for individual volume setting, controlling for the noise sensitivities experienced by many of my students. My own children at home have an SA-76, the slightly larger version of the SA-46, and my wife and I have been very impressed with the quality of sound, durability and simplicity of the instrument.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SA-46 Mini Keyboard • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.00 12 $468.00

Materials cost

$468.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.12

Total project goal

$594.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.14

2 Donors

-$594.14

Donations toward project cost

-$505.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Springfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6817865],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4500844,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/synthesize-the-musical-dreams-of-homer/4500844/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":400,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Friedman","authorIds":{"6817865":{"owner":"Mr. Friedman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4500844],"proposalHash":"-141034876","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21490703,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDQxMjgxMg==","NjU2MDExMg=="],"teacherId":6817865,"schoolCounty":"Hampden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}