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KTBA Donates Keyboards to Elementary Music Classroom Students

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation has donated 15 Casio student keyboards at American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek, AZ!

Last week, we published our story and asked readers to make a donation to this week’s cause.  And just like last week, we are here to publish another success story to highlight the generosity of our supporters!

The Casio SA-76 keyboard is the perfect, mobile solution to getting children acclimated to the piano.  The keys are much smaller, it introduces kids to song structure and allows them the ability to explore the concept of melody. Unlike some other beginner keyboard models, the SA-76 is capable of polyphony – sounding multiple notes at once.  This gives the user the ability to learn chord structure as well.

For the students at American Leadership Academy, these keyboards will come as a huge surprise!

“Students ask me every day if they can play our classroom piano,” Mrs. Romero explains. “At the heart of our Academy is a strong, classical education. We engage students in a rigorous curriculum that fosters preparedness and learning for life. Together, these pillars support our vision to learn, lead and change the world. [Additionally,] by integrating the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into all that we do, students learn leadership skills such as self-mastery, goal attainment, and collaboration with others.”

This is where music comes in!

“With these keyboards, my 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be able to begin learning the basics of piano,” Romero states.  “I know that many of them will discover their love for music through the piano like I did.  I will be teaching them an 8-week beginner piano course. They have already been working very hard this year learning music theory so I know they are ready to learn piano.”

Thanks to the donations of Joe Bonamassa fans and the generosity of music lovers like YOU, these elementary students will begin their lifelong journey of music appreciation and competency.

Mrs. Romero expresses her gratitude:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

Thank you so very much for your generosity. I am thrilled that my students will have the amazing opportunity to learn some basic piano skills here at school, which will hopefully be a stepping stone to a musical future. It is such a blessing that you have given us this gift.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Romero

Every week, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation makes a donation to a school in need of music supplies, instruments, sheet music and more.

To help us with next week’s donation, click here to give!

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