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Dr. Price-Brenner from Dubuque IA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help a Disadvantaged Child Play the Violin

Help me give my students four, 3/4-sized violins with matching shoulder rests. These instruments could help my students develop a skill for which there are many college scholarships.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

Our middle school, along with nearby elementary schools, services some of the lowest income students in Dubuque, IA. Most of them qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and have no chance of renting an instrument for music lessons. Opportunities tend to come to these students only when the district, or donors, provide assistance.

Dubuque has a high-level symphony orchestra that performs regularly for fifth graders, inspiring many of them to join orchestra.

This year, I have 35 elementary students interested in orchestra. Our district, overall, has over 200 students in fifth-grade orchestra and band! While these numbers are amazing, they also cause a problem for our district; we have more in-need students than instruments for them to use.

My Project

Our school district provides instruments to low-income students so that they may experience music performance. Currently, the district numbers are so high that we have run out of instruments! What a great problem to have!

I am working to build up my own school's inventory as my program services the lowest income schools in Dubuque.

I feel strongly that music can help these children improve in school, overcome hardships, and even earn scholarships to college!

With four donated violins, I will be able to send kids home with an instrument they can play. In middle school, these students will go on to become part of a large orchestra program. The program does more than teach music; it teaches community skills, organizational skills, and self-discipline. All that can begin with just four more violins!

Dr. Price-Brenner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 4 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prelude Series Violin Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 4 $399.96
Violin Shoulder Rest • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.49 4 $33.96

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