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Mrs. Trinh from Sherman Oaks CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Got Guh...Guh...Guitars? (part 3)

My students need 12 guitars, picks, and capos to start a guitar lab.

  • $1,750 goal

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My Students

I teach a multi-ethnic and multi-level classroom of 24 second graders. My school has about 1000 children who mostly stay after school with few things to do. I would like to start a guitar class after school with an approach that is non-competitive, light-hearted and fun.

It starts with guitars tuned Hawaiian style in Open G tuning because this allows children as young as three to strum over the open strings and sing right away.

No fine motor skills are required to begin playing. Everyone succeeds from the beginning and no practice is necessary. I need 12 child-size guitars so each child can have his/her own guitars to play the non-competitive, easy, and fun lessons.

My Project

The activities and lessons in this class are truly designed to stimulate children musical creativity. They are unlike activities you will find elsewhere because they do not teach traditional guitar lessons. Instead, they approach the instrument percussively and artistically, inviting experimentation, exploration, discovery, and improvisation. Wouldn’t you agree that this is better for the children to do after school than sitting around on the playground waiting to be picked up?

You will make it possible to get kids excited, plugged in, and highly expressive.

They will also learn to respect their friend's playing, the instrument, and ideas of others. Your impact will be tremendous since I plan to open up to students from K-5 after the initialing only being able to offer this to second graders.

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Mrs. Trinh
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IJC30 Quickstart 3/4 Scale Classical Guitar Pack • Woodwind & Brasswind $99.99 12 $1,199.88
Celluloid Mixed Color Guitar Pick - 2 Dozen • Woodwind & Brasswind $4.99 12 $59.88
Pro Curved Guitar Capo • Woodwind & Brasswind $6.99 12 $83.88

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