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Mr. Johnson from Oakland CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Music Class

Help me give my students some supplemental materials to make our music class more exciting and functional.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

All of the students in my school came to this country from Central America or Southern Mexico within the last 3 years. 90 percent arrived unaccompanied, and 100 percent qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

My students are amazing young people who are overcoming challenges in their lives that I can hardly fathom.

Many have experienced trauma, whether in their home countries, on their travels, or here. Many face economic hardship, and have difficulty with attendance due to various responsibilities outside of school, including working jobs with long night shifts.

My Project

Our students will love these additions to our music class!

Now that our school's music class has had initial success, we just need a few more things to take it to the next level.

The guitar straps will give students the option of playing in a standing position, which some find more comfortable or fun. The additional tuners will allow us to all get ready to start class more quickly, and will enable us to lend out tuners to students who want to borrow an instrument to practice at home. The little adaptors will allow our piano students to plug their headphones into the piano if they want to practice independently or are shy and don't want their playing to be heard by others. And finally, the giant piano keyboard will serve as a fun introduction to the instrument, as well as a way to hopefully entice others to consider giving piano a try.

Mr. Johnson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keyboard Playmat 71" - 24 Keys Piano Play Mat - Piano Mat has Record, Playback, Demo, Play, Adjustable Vol. - Original - by Play22 • Amazon Business $36.61 1 $36.61
Rowin Clip-On Tuner for Guitar Bass Ukulele Chromatic Violin Included Battery Black • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Ernie Ball Black Polypro Guitar Strap • Amazon Business $6.49 3 $19.47
Aurum Cables 5-Pack High Quality 6.35mm Male to 3.5mm Female Stereo Adapter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dtown Guitar Wall Mount,Ukulele Guitar Hanger,Set of 4 Pack • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67

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