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The Hollywood Central Elementary – PTA Board of Directors recently hosted the opening of their 32-station keyboard music lab on November 13.
Through a general population vote held earlier this school year, the PTA passed a $16K budget to approve the purchase of the Yamaha LC3 music lab equipment.
The state-of-the-art LC3 controller system becomes the heart of the classroom. In the front of the class the teacher sits behind a master keyboard with a microphone headset and control panel that is connected through data cables leading back to each student keyboard station. As students also wear the same headset this communication system gives the teacher the ability to tune in and instruct each child individually or the entire classroom at once.
PTA Vice President, Kristi Huddleston says “We are all so excited to bring this amazing keyboard lab to Hollywood Central Elementary. We understand the importance of music education and the difference it can make in a child’s life. Hopefully, the students will be playing Jingle Bells just in time for the holidays!”
Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober attended the opening along with several Broward County School Board Members. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place along with live demonstrations of the keyboard music lab. “Hollywood Central Chorus” performed as well as “The American Poets”, a folk band including two HCE parents and a drawing for a new Yamaha keyboard was held.
For more information please contact HCE-PTA, VP Kristi Huddleston, 954-529-3330
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