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An Inside Look at the Recorders for All Design Process

Wednesday morning, the Recorders for All team met to review the engineering progress so far. It was great to get the entire team together. The engineers (Claudia and Kevin) shared their research, and Valerie was able to provide guiding feedback on the current design. These meetings are critical to keep all team members focused and on the same page.

In a nutshell, things are going well! Although a malfunctioning laser cutter recently slowed engineering work (the laser is cutting at an angle), the team has ...

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Recorders For All: Making The Instrument More Accessible

This post was was written by Valerie Peters, an advisor on our Recorders For All project. In it, she tells the story of how she arrived at the idea for the project.

When I was in fifth grade, I decided that I wanted to join the school band. My music teacher, the band director, and my parents decided that I would play the trombone. This was a logical choice; I was born with an atypical cleft hand, which means that my right hand has only ...

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