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Pianos for Deanwood

Organized by: Brian Gorman

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THE STORY:

As I transition to teaching full-time in Deanwood, I am determined to confront some of the barriers facing students of low-income households that keep them from the joys of a music education. Many students want to learn the piano but cannot afford an instrument to practice on. Having an instrument at home is crucial to developing a love for, and discipline with, the piano. One of the unique aspects of my piano studio is the opportunity for students to receive a weighted-key digital piano on loan, with the potential to own it after exhibiting consistent attendance and work.

The money from this fundraiser will be used to purchase the pianos, as well as 5 other digital pianos to be used in a group piano course to be offered to students at Houston Elementary School in Deanwood. You can see examples of my teaching styles in the video attached to this site.

I have not yet established a 501(c)3, so these are not tax-deductible donations, but any amount you give would be supporting vital arts education access for the youth of Deanwood. Note--The money raised from this will be used exclusively for instruments and materials for students, not for my own salary. A small oversight committee is being formed to provide accountability for these and other funds raised. If you'd like to join my (very) occasional newsletter, signup here!

$3,261

 

65% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Lorena GB

     

  • Meridian Hill Pictures

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maris Wicker & Larry Skinner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laila Mokhiber

    $10

  • Emily Targonski

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $46

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Annonymous

    $100

  • Mark Gorman

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Faith & Micah

    $20

  • Rachel Turner

    $5

  • Sylvana

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pam Prather

    $25

  • Lorenna

    $10

  • Agnes

    $10

  • Peggy A. Johnson

    $100

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Organized by

Brian Gorman

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Peggy A. Johnson

Peggy A. Johnson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Agnes

Agnes

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Lorenna

Lorenna

DONATION: $10

Good luck, Brian! 2 years ago

Pam Prather

Pam Prather

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sylvana

Sylvana

My grandfather Frederick Christopher 2 years ago

Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner

DONATION: $5

Good luck, Brian!! 2 years ago

Faith & Micah

Faith & Micah

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

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