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Ms. Goecke from New Bern NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming Up Learning

Help me give my students the opportunity to work on improvisation, composition, and performance skills with the use of Hand Drums and Claves!

  • $642 goal

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My Students

Being a music teacher means that I get to touch the lives of every student that walks through the doors of my school. Throughout the entire year, I am able to share my love of music with all the students and show them that music is more than just singing and dancing.

Music teaches students about working together and embracing the differences we all have.

In my classroom, I push students to achieve things they never thought possible. My class is centered around my students and the culture changes for each class that I see, but we all share the goals for building character through music.

My Project

All students want to learn to play the drums at least once in their lives. Our class only has a few playing the drums at a time right now because of the lack of materials. In class, the hand drums will provide the opportunity for the kids to play in the classroom in an ensemble setting. This helps them with the basic idea of steady beat in the songs and it also helps to build the self-esteem that they need when asked to play alone. First and foremost, it will give all students a chance to play drums in class while reinforcing basic musical knowledge learned throughout the year.

The hand drums will help students learn more about improvisation, rhythmic composition, and performing in an ensemble setting.

These drums and other percussion will also give these students the opportunity to take the time to learn how to play individually and together as a drum ensemble. Using the hand drums, claves, and other instruments already found in the classroom, we could create a unique drum ensemble experience for the students to participate in.

Ms. Goecke
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Hand Drum Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $82.28 5 $411.40
Multi-Colored Clave Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.95 2 $59.90

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