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  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Paglialonga
Grades 6-8
  • Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Boys
  • Albany, NY
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Guitar Karate: Growing Program!

My students need 4 guitars to learn to play like the rock stars they already are!

My Students

How many times have you listened to a person play piano or guitar and said, "I wish I had taken lessons as a kid?" Our innovative middle school music program teaches our kids to play instruments that will help them sustain their music making for the rest of their lives!

Our scholars are boys (in the Boys' Middle School) and girls (in the Girls' Middle School) who choose to come to our school to get a strong education that will help them choose to go to college.

We have high academic standards and equally rigorous fine and performing arts standards. They work very hard and many of them go on to become successful high school and college students, ending the generational poverty trend of their neighborhoods.

My Project

We are requesting 4 guitars because our school is growing. We have 19 guitars but sometimes 22-23 scholars are in a class. We sometimes have to share guitars because there are not currently enough for each scholar to practice. With 4 new guitars we will have enough to allow each scholar to practice in music class. Our 6th and 7th graders spend much of their music class on guitars and become quite proficient and even singer/songwriters by the end.

This is an incredibly successful project at our school.

Our scholars are learning to become adept musicians who can use songwriting to express emotions and frustrations of their surroundings rather than violence. The program is in its 3rd year and we can't wait to provide high quality music instruction with 4 additional guitars!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hohner HW03 3/4 Sized Steel String Acoustic Guitar • Amazon $99.00 4 $396.00

Materials cost

$396.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.22

Total project goal

$508.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.16

5 Donors

-$254.08

Donations toward project cost

-$215.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.11

match offer

-$254.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$215.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 220 students.

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