Keeping The Blues Alive

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STARKVILLE, MS – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation donated 9 Casio keyboards to students at Starkville High School!

For the newly consolidated high school, teachers have the opportunity to teach music to tons of students.

“I want to expose them to as much as possible to help them in their future, both musical and nonmusical,” states Mr. Beech, a¬†music teacher¬†at Starkville High School.

“It gives me joy to see growth in the music classroom. The majority of the students that I teach fall into a minority race with about 60% of the student body receiving free/reduced price lunch. It would be great for every student to have an electric piano at home to practice music, but that is just not possible with most of these students’ home situations.”

 

Mr. Beech is a first-year teacher! He teaches a Music Appreciation course and will be teaching an AP Music Theory course next year (as well as choirs).

“All my courses would benefit from having electric pianos. The piano is a great pedagogical tool for experiencing music for the Music Appreciation students. It will serve as a tactile tool for learning music theory and music notation for the AP Music Theory and Choir students.”

These 9 keyboards will primarily be used for Music Appreciation and AP Music Theory classes however they will help tremendously with the growth of the choral program. Students will learn basics of melody, harmony, scales and more!

Thanks to the donations of Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers like you, students will have the keyboards shipped within the upcoming week.

Mr. Beech expresses his gratitude:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

Thank you so much for funding our project to get digital piano keyboards into my theory and choir classrooms! My current and future students will benefit immensely from your generosity in funding this project. These materials will help so many students gain a deeper understanding for music in my classes. Thank you!

With gratitude,
Mr. Beech

To help us with next week’s project, make a donation here!

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