Heidi Garner, Piano Marvel Chief Marketing Officer
There is an excited buzz among all of us here at Piano Marvel as we prepare for the Christmas Challenge this year! It is because we have decided to dedicate this year’s Challenge to giving rather than the usual competing for prizes among the Piano Marvel Community. In the Piano Marvel app, we host piano challenges that people all over the world participate in for a chance to win prizes. But lately, some of our winners have refused to accept their prize and instead opted to gift it to someone in need. The Piano Marvel community is full of incredibly generous and caring people, and together, we want to make a difference in the lives of the students at École Mère Louise (EML). EML is the elementary school that the founder of Itiah Angels for Learning, Marie Thadal attended before she emigrated to the United States.
Piano Marvel designed a state-of-the-art piano learning software that helps music lovers of all levels learn to master the art of playing the piano. Piano Marvel will be providing free accounts to the students at EML who want to learn piano, but we felt we should do more. We have decided to dedicate this year’s Christmas Challenge to giving. For every Christmas song passed off at 96% accuracy or higher, we will donate one penny (USD) to one of the three organizations we have chosen to help.
- Itiah Angels for Learning, benefiting students at École Mère Louise Elementary School in Haiti
- Foyer Coin des Cieux, an orphanage in Haïti
- Club Vallarta, an after-school program in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
In addition, one of the top three piano studios in the challenge (the studios that collectively earn the most money by completing the most Christmas songs) will be paired with the piano students at École Mère Louise to be “piano pen pals.” We are thrilled to put on this challenge and bring our community together to help others. We like to refer to this community as the Piano Marvel Family and we are excited to invite the students at École Mère Louise Elementary School to be a part of this family.