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Ms. Valeria Gene King from Durham NC is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating the Sounds of Music: A New Beginning

Help me give my students the best experience with singing and playing an instrument simultaneously with the inclusion of the exploring the ukulele.

  • $550 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I love the students at E.V. Elementary, for these scholars thrive as a Title One school. The students emerge from diverse backgrounds and excel academically with varying learning styles. While these students meet these concerns at various levels of achievement, the undergirding factor that connects all scholars is their love of music. Their love of singing and playing of instruments in a group setting while encouraging their peers who are achieving as solo artists. The scholars remain active learners in music classes and I love and encourage these skills.

My Project

Music students at my school are very successful in singing and playing non-pitched instruments independently and in a group setting. Thus, the next level of developing total musicianship is playing pitched instruments alone and in a group setting. This method is to be followed with the singing of a melodic line while accompanying either Independently and in a group setting. This would be an ultimate level for many students at this level of music training. Students are being drawn to the music room to practice independently and in a group. To include these instruments will assist in building self-confidence and more importantly, self-discipline.

Ms. Valeria Gene King
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.99 8 $359.92
Play Today Ukulele Complete Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99

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