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Mr. Johnston from Los Angeles CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All for Orff and Orff for All

My students need enough mallets to share Orff Instruments in our music class.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

We are located just North of the University of Southern California. We serve many low income students who are second languages learners. We have many students who are new to the country and in some cases are new to having an education. Our charter academy has a very high graduation rate despite the many physical, economic, social, and psychological challenges our students and families face. All of our students are taught in dual languages (English and Spanish) and receive music, art, dance, PE, and STEM each week throughout their education. Any help you provide is greatly appreciated. Thank You.

My Project

Our students love music and always look forward to their time in the music room. We have accomplished so much this year, in spite of the hardships many of these students face daily. The students sing songs that focus on various musical concepts and expand their knowledge of cultures other than their own. The primary students enjoy adding accompaniments to the stories and songs we do in class. Currently we only have 6 Orff Instruments (3 Xylophones and 3 Metallophones) and even when we rotate groups to play the time on the instruments is very limited.

Having more mallets will allow us to have 2 students per instrument and enable more students to be actively engaged in the music lessons.

The more students we have playing the instruments the more we can progress. I know the students will appreciate having more opportunities to experience the joy of music making with the instruments we have.

Mr. Johnston
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hard Yarn Soprano/Tenor-Alto Xylophone/Metallophone Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $58.00 6 $348.00

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