Help me give my students the chance to experience the joys of performance. We have ukuleles from a different brand that are older, broken, and unable to stay in tune. We are unable to perform as a group.
My music students are a gifted and enthusiastic group!
Many of them come from lower income families with little access to extra school supplies or materials to have creative outlets at home.
Our school is located in a suburb of Detroit. Our school encourages a love and appreciation for the arts. Many of our students find their music class to be their own special time during the day to take a break from academics and dive into a different kind of learning - one based on creativity and personal expression.
Right now, we have many old and broken ukuleles, and not enough of these even for the whole class. This means that some students sit out and have to switch watching/playing with their stand partner. The sound quality of the usable ukuleles is not great.
Having this project funded would allow for a more complete and fulfilling musical experience.
The students would be able to better understand the sound of the different chords. They would also have a more consistent experience, being able to play more frequently.
When you have a quality instrument you can rely on, you experience more confidence when playing. Confidence also grows when you successfully share your knowledge with others. Funding this project would mean that the students could perform with confidence, thereby growing their own personal confidence.
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