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Mr. Chavez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Teaching Music in the 21st Century

My students need an Epson projector in the classroom in order to view videos of keyboard players, piano lessons, and sheet music for ensemble playing.

My Students

The keyboard lab is located in a storage room that I have converted into a classroom. Because there is no blackboard, whiteboard, or smart board, it becomes difficult for all the students to view the lesson, including the many students with disabilities that are serviced at our school.

This is a Title 1 school located in the Bronx.

Most of the students are from the community who face many different types of hardships. The school also serves a population of students who are learning disabled, emotionally disabled, and physically disabled. Many of our students enjoy performing, learning, and studying the Arts. Specifically, over 300 students attend a keyboard class twice a week where group and individual instruction is provided. Students enjoy studying pieces from the classical era to contemporary pop selections.

My Project

Our keyboard classroom has very little resources. It is a space that has been converted to hold 31 keyboards. My students need a projector. Since we are unable to install a Smart board in the classroom, a projector allows students to follow a step-by-step lesson using power point slides from a computer. Students will be able to see the teacher model left and right hand playing through the use of videos. This will optimize instructional time in the classroom reaching all types of learners.

The projector will enhance learning, impact over 300 students, and aide in performance.

Students are required to perform throughout the year. It is through the aide of this technology that students will be able to learn the necessary repertoire, technique, and acquire skills from viewing other musicians. It will bring our classroom into the 21st century.

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Epson VS310 LCD projector • Best Buy $463.99 1 $463.99

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This project will reach 750 students.

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