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A program teaching music to blind students is at risk due to a lack of funding. (Source: Kickstarter/News 12 The Bronx) A program teaching music to blind students is at risk due to a lack of funding. (Source: Kickstarter/News 12 The Bronx)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (NEWS 12 THE BRONX/KICKSTARTER.COM) – A program that allows some New York students with disabilities to tap into their musical talents is on the chopping block.

Now organizers are starting a campaign to save it.

Rivelino Lucas, a student at the Lavalle School for the Blind, has been dropping hot beats by beatboxing since 2010.

Four years later, the quick kinks, snares and high hats he's learned to love are at risk of being silenced due to lack of funding.

The school's instructors, like James Kim, have launched Kickstarter campaign, with their goal at $20,000.

"Our hope is if we reach our goal, [it will] keep the program here for the next two years or so," Kim said.

Beat Rockers is a beatboxing program, seeking to teach blind students with additional disabilities, showing them you don't need sight to see the beauty in music.

"They might make a sound and another student can repeat that sound. And another student can contribute with a chicka, chicka chh," Kim said.

You can find out more about the program and their Kickstarter by visiting their page here.

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