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Mrs. Patton from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guitar Essentials for Future Rock Stars

Help me give my students strings, capos, and straps so they can succeed in guitar class.

  • $309 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and amazing kids from the south side of Chicago. Most of the kids I teach are faced with challenges in their lives, both at home and at school. As their music teacher, I hope to help my students by encouraging them to express themselves in positive ways.

My students love music class because they get a chance to share a creative experience with their peers.

Our school is run on a bare bones budget, and funding for the arts is just not there. Your donation would help to provide a quality musical experience for deserving students.

My Project

Our school has started offering electives to 7th and 8th graders, and one of the choices is guitar class. Interest in the guitar program has been overwhelming, and we need supplies.

We need guitar strings, capos and straps so my students can have the best class guitar experience ever.

When guitars are played every single day, strings break. We could use some sets of strings to have on hand, so the guitars can be restrung quickly and efficiently.

Often a student comes to me wanting to learn a song, but upon listening to it, the song is in a key that is too difficult for them to play in. They then become discouraged. Capos change the key of the guitar, and make it easier to play. Having a few capos on hand would help my students learn to play the songs they want, and teach them to become independent learners on their instruments.

Straps allow the students to stand while they play, which becomes very important when it is time for performances.

As you can see, these basic guitar items would make a world of difference to the kids in my guitar program. Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Patton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classical Guitar Capo • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.11 10 $91.10
Poly with Leather Ends Guitar Strap • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.77 20 $75.40
M1000 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 10 $49.90
J46 E-6 Pro-Arte SP Hard Single Classical Guitar String • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.43 5 $12.15

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