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Help Lakewood Elementary Make Music!

Help me give my students the chance to get the right instruments that are needed for them to experience musicians as performers, listeners, and composers!

My Students

As an elementary school general music teacher, I have a LOT of students. My youngest students have just started kindergarten and my fifth grade students are already on their way to middle school.

Within any given week, approximately 450 students will pass through my classroom and these students are the reason that I come to school everyday!

I recently moved from Washington, D.C. to the Midwest and change is hard. Particularly as a new teacher, feeling welcomed and accepted is not always the easiest at a new school. However, my students have made me feel welcomed since my first day. From greetings and hellos in the hallways to saying thank you at the end of lessons, my students help keep me motivated so I can help them be the best that they can be. As a thank you to them for making me feel welcomed and at home in their school, I want to do my best to help them grow as musicians!

My Project

In 2017, a study in my school's state brought together top industry experts to examine our approach to how we fund schools to fully prepare all students for future success. The study determined that it takes $14,155 per pupil per year. This number is twice as much allocated for the students of my school. We are the lowest funded district in our county. The purpose of this project is to help my students take the next step in their music education with the help of the right materials.

In this project, there are a variety of musical items that will allow aural, visual, and kinesthetic learners to achieve a variety of successes.

Some of these items are boomwhackers, rhythm sticks, and a tenor ukulele. The additional boomwhackers will help more of my students have better access to playing boomhackers. Our current set is very small and limits the number of students who can play boomwhackers at any given time. With a new set of rhythm sticks, I can replace our worn and splintered sticks with a set that also has better volume control. Lastly, the tenor ukulele will serve as a teaching tool to help our students learn to play our classroom set of ukuleles which does not include one for teacher demonstrations.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Relay G30 Digital Wireless Guitar System • Woodwind and Brasswind $199.99 1 $199.99
15TB-E Bocote Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.00 1 $159.00
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 4 $79.96
5-Note Chromatic Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 4 $63.96
XENYX 802 Mixer • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
IMP 2 Standard Direct Box • Woodwind and Brasswind $53.00 1 $53.00
Rhythm Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.69 30 $50.70
Tenor Uke Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.95 1 $29.95
GS-100 Genesis Single Guitar Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.95 1 $24.95
Etekcity Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver Audio Adapter (NFC-Enabled) for Sound System • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
String Swing CC01K-BW Guitar Hanger and Guitar Wall Mount Bracket Holder for Acoustic and Electric Guitars Black Walnut • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Boom-a-Tunes Curriculum, Volume 1 (Book/CD) • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.99 1 $11.99
Boom-A-Tunes Curriculum Volume 2 (Book/CD) • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99
Totally Tubular Volume 1 Book/CD • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.49 1 $6.49

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