One Class at a Time: Mr. Jones Re-Visit

Students receiving new “keys” in the classroom
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Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 12:58 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Back in early December of 2021, we provided Niles Jones with a little early holiday gift.

“It feels like a dream come true, when you can receive something and give it to your students and have them utilize that.”

Jones is making sure all off his students are starting off on the same note.

“What I was able to utilize that money for was purchasing miniature keyboards for my students, they would have access now to learning how to play the piano.”

He was able to purchase twenty-five miniature keyboards, allowing his students to learn beyond just pencil and paper.

“That was something I was able to incorporate in my lesson, giving students hands-on learning experiences.”

Something Jones says doesn’t always happen for every student.

“Living in an area that does not have a lot of access to other resources like other schools do, it definitely takes that pressure off of me in order to go out-sourcing.”

Acquiring one of music’s most popular instruments for one of the

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