Funding for the Arts is decreasing. Despite a demonstrable positive link between music and math skills, many arts programs are simply being shut out. Darlington's Grand piano is in desperate need of replacement. Every child who takes piano lessons has the opportunity to play on the Grand piano during his/her recital. As part of Darlington's 35th Anniversary challenge we'd love to provide EVERY student the opportunity to play their recital piece on a new, tuned instrument.
Darlington's grand piano is currently on temporary loan to us from a local piano company. Our old grand piano was beyond repair. Every student at Darlington has the opportunity to play their recital piece on the grand piano in front of their proud family and friends. However, we do not know how much longer the generosity of the local piano company will last and we will have to return the grand piano shortly.
As a not-for-profit arts organization, we provide arts instruction to many students, some of whom come from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. If we can procure a grand piano (even a used one in good shape) we can ensure that every student continues to have the opportunity to play on a fine instrument.
We hope to instill a life-long love of music and the arts in every student - regardless of their personal circumstances.