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Ms. Grotti from Garland TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hear Us Ringing!

My students need alto glockenspiels to have more hands-on time individually playing instruments!

  • $585 goal

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My Students

Recently, our school district added a visual arts class in the elementary schools. This is a great opportunity for our students; however, this addition was made by changing the students' music classes from twice a week to once a week... Cutting our music time in half has made each minute within our classes a crucial opportunity for learning!

My students are amazing!

They are eager to learn and love having opportunities to experience and explore new adventures.

This year will be my third at DES. Before the previous two years, the students hadn't had the chance to play recorder or have a school choir. The former music teacher had two programs a school year. The kids didn't have the chance to perform for their parents. They love performing for their parents! They light up with pride and self-confidence as they succeed and their parents share in these successes.

Music is the start of a journey that all the kids can take: drumming in Africa, singing games in Europe, dancing in Latin America! The possibilities are endless. A new discovery is available every single day!

My Project

Glockenspiels are barred instruments like xylophones and metallophones. However, these smaller instruments have a special ringing sound that students especially love. The German name of the instrument translates "to play bells". The ringing sound of the glockenspiel is a favorite among my students.

My students vie to play the glockenspiel that we have!

Adding two more instruments to our classroom will allow more students to have turns playing these class favorites.

The glockenspiels are much smaller than the xylophones and metallophones. The students seem not to notice that the glockenspiels are actually more challenging for them to play! Playing these smaller instruments requires much better hand eye coordination than the larger instruments. However, they have such fun when they are able to have a turn on the instruments, that they don't seem to notice!

Adding these two instruments would allow more students in every class opportunities to play. Also, by purchasing such fine instruments, the glockenspiels will be available for students to create beautiful music for decades to come. With proper care, these instruments will be available for our kids - enriching their musical experiences.

Ideally, it would be marvelous if every student in our class was able to have his or her own barred instrument and not having to trade back and forth with one or more partners. But these initial two would make a great impact on our students' experiences!

Ms. Grotti
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Meisterklasse Tenor-Alto Glockenspiels Diatonic Tenor-Alto, Tag 19 • Woodwind and Brasswind $230.00 2 $460.00

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