Our students are wonderful young people full of energy and passion. They enjoy music and we want to offer every musical opportunity to them possible. The parents, grandparents, foster parents or other family members that raise our students work long hours and for very little pay. Our School population is considered economically disadvantaged and our entire school receives free breakfast and free or reduced lunch. The majority of our students are bilingual and come from families of Hispanic heritage. Dispute the many challenges our students face, they are brilliant, creative, hard working, and exciting children. Our goal as teachers is to harness their potential for success and give them as many opportunities for positive learning experiences as possible.
My students love drumming! They always ask if they can play the drums and they want to learn more about drumming. I only have one set, or 5, hand drums and currently we take turns using them. I would like to be able to offer a hand drum to each student in my class so we can play more games and perform as a class. Drumming is such an important skill in music education and I would like to have more exposure with these hand drumming sets. In the future, I would like to have a drumming club where students can develop their skills and perform for the community.
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