Anderson Children's Foundation

Desert Music Academy

Desert Music Academy 


Portable Digital Piano (2018-2019)


Desert Music Academy (DMA) provides music education and performance opportunities for children with mental, physical, and economic disabilities in the Coachella Valley. DMA provides traditional private music lessons as well as Musical Braille instruction.

 DMA students actively perform for Coachella Valley organizations such as retirement homes, special events, and at the Braille Institute of Rancho Mirage.

 Many possible performance locations lack an in-house piano such as the Rotary Club meetings, Village Fest, and fundraising events in private homes.

 This kind gift from the Anderson Children’s Foundation of a quality electric piano now enables DMA to:

·       Perform in any venue.

·       Teach music technology (track recording and studio music production) in conjunction with our traditional methods and our classical education values.

·       Teach group classes on any instrument in any venue as the piano is often used as a teaching aid and accompaniment tool.

·       Include the repertoire of "4 hand 2 piano" works into our curriculum.

·       Produce musical stage productions.


DMA thanks Anderson Children’s Foundation for a quality instrument and protective case that will serve our students for many years to come. It will benefit countless children over its lifetime.