The piano is a complex and beautiful instrument with thousands of parts that give it its unique tone. Because real pianos are extremely expensive, upwards of $5000 for the least expensive piano, the Whitney Young Piano Lab uses digital electronic keyboards. These keyboards offer similar sound and touch while having lower upfront and long-term maintenance costs. Other features include a metronome and the ability to use headphones for individual practice.
Sadly, our current digital keyboards are falling apart. The legs have fallen off of several pianos making them unsuitable for a concert. On others, the electronics have been faulty, causing one of our nicest keyboards to be stuck on organ mode.
The Whitney Young Piano Lab is unique, where each student has his or her own keyboard. The cost to replace the aging and deteriorating keyboards with ones that fit our criteria is over $100,000.
Please help us reach our goal and raise $100,000 in this important campaign to replace the broken and unusable keyboards in the Piano Lab. Make a one-time donation, or a recurring donation today to the Making a Maestro Campaign.
If you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please contact Ms. Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Keegan, Director of Development at email@example.com, or 312.952.0219. We appreciate your help and understanding as we make the Whitney Young Piano Lab a better place for everyone.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 to replace the aging digital keyboards in the Whitney Young Piano Lab. Please give to the Making a Maestro Campaign today. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Give online here, or with a check made payable to Friends of Whitney Young - Making a Maestro. The Whitney Young piano students thank you for your support!