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Teacher H. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Madd Composers' Laboratory

My students need one Suzuki piano lab module, fifteen student lab kits, and a 76 key Yamaha keyboard to create a composers laboratory.

  • $2,543 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2016.

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My Students

My goal for my students is three-fold. First I would like for the students to know how to read music. Second to be able to utilize the musical language and lastly, to use their new found language to compose their own songs, pieces and creations. I would like to provide my students the opportunity to find their voice through music.

MThese amazing kids work hard every day to become the scholars that their teachers and parents believe they can be.

Even though the neighborhood has its problems, these students rise above them through determination and hard work. My students love music. Every music class begins with the students singing the school "Alma Mater" entitled "Unleash the Scholar Within." Then the students begin their keyboard lessons where they focus on songs by great composers like Mozart and Bach. While others love Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.

My Project

The students will be able to work in many different ways using these new materials. Students will be able to work collaboratively through the piano lab to create with interruption from other students and with assistance from their teacher. They will be not only be able to share their musical ideas but will also have the opportunity to realize their creative through the musical language of keyboard. Creating songs, original pieces and creating new ideas with old forms like the sonata, two-part invention and the symphony. They will learn these old forms in the mad composers laboratory. They will learn how these musical forms are structured, who created them, what components are needed to create them and how to create their own.

Many of my students inspire me to work harder and bring them all that I have.

The donations will make it possible for students to actually have the experience of working in a functional piano/keyboard where the teacher can work with each student as needed. Where students will be able to ask questions without the fear of being embarrassed and allowed to follow their creative minds into new unchartered ways. This donation will assist in building a safe place for young minds to create.

Teacher H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Student Piano Lab Accessories Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.00 15 $1,335.00
SPL-10 Piano Lab Teaching System • Woodwind and Brasswind $590.75 1 $590.75

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