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November 19, 2017

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Students tickle high-tech ivories thanks to donations

 2 students seated playing keyboards

Oct. 31, 2017

 

Kindergarten through 6th grade students are enjoying a high-tech way to learn piano in a new keyboard lab made possible by donations to Duanesburg Elementary School.

The lab features numerous keyboards and headsets connected to a sound system that allows the teacher and students to listen to and communicate with each other individually or in selected groups. With keyboard sound directed through a network instead of into the air, the lab just may be one of the quietest classrooms on campus.

The piano keyboard lab was made possible through the support of the Duanesburg Education Foundation, Duanesburg PTSO, Friends of Music and the Schenectady Initiative Program.

2 boys seated at keyboards, with one helping the other        Teacher Mary Clare Waltz motions to students from the front of the lab

 

 finger pointing to mixer used in keyboard lab        4 students seated playing keyboards

 

4 students seated playing keyboards

 

Photo info: A recent visit to the new piano keyboard lab found students reading music, practicing piano playing skills and interpreting melodies while they worked individually and in groups with teacher Mary Clare Waltz.




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