Instruments in the Cloud
From its inception, Vega Productions has secured donated instruments and distributed them to students that qualify for free-or-reduced lunch and schools where music budgets have been slashed. This has been done manually through the use of volunteer labor. However, as the need has grown because of budget cuts in schools, it has become increasingly challenging to keep up with the demand.
Vega Productions, in partnership with Software for Good, has created a resource to help combat this crisis. Instruments in the Cloud is a cloud-based website that will assist school districts and music instructors in providing instruments to students in financial need. Instruments in the Cloud allows users (music teachers and administration) to easily catalog and manage existing instrument inventories, add newly purchased or donated instruments, search for available instruments from surrounding schools and request those instruments for their students who cannot afford to purchase or rent. It also acts as a portal for instrument donors to connect directly with schools so they can easily donate their used instrument to a school near them.
Instruments in the Cloud creates an inter-connected community of schools, music instructors and individual instrument donors that can work collaboratively to provide the opportunity for every student to participate in music education.
Instruments in the Cloud is launching soon and will be available to use free-of-charge. Visit the site now to sign-up for updates:
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