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Mrs. Burns from Shelton WA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Embouchures and Ears (Or... We Need Reeds and Tuners!)

My students need tuners and reeds to start the school year off right - lower strength reeds will get students building lip shape and endurance and tuners will help develop their musicians' ears!

  • $319 goal

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My Students

Worksheets, desks, paper, pencils - all of these things are the hallmarks of most classes, but they shouldn't be the norm for music! Students need instruments in their hands, not on paper!

My students are creative, thoughtful and ready to play as they develop music skills and literacy!

We are growing incredibly fast as a music program with students engaged and excited about making music, but with 70% on free and reduced lunches, our best growth will happen if we close the poverty gap and provide students with the tools to succeed in music.

My Project

How do you develop a middle school musician? With quality reeds and tuners! With these materials, students will be able to develop their lip shape and endurance through quality reeds for their saxophones and clarinets, and the tuners will be in use for all wind instruments as students build their musicians ears!

Quality reeds make all the difference in letting students hear a quality sound, knowing that they can do it, while building up their endurance and developing their embouchure or face shape as beginning players.

Tuners help students develop their ear for pitch, training themselves in listening for sharp and flat, and developing a sense of high and low in relation to their instrument and to the band as a whole, helping us to build a stronger ensemble and better musicians!

Mrs. Burns
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 3 $119.97
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $27.39 2 $54.78
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.95 2 $43.90

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