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Ms. LaFave from Atlanta GA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Make Middle School Music Amazing

Help me give my students ukuleles so they can learn a new skill at their own pace.

  • $979 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a music teacher at a k-8 school, I find creating a ​curriculum for my middle school students to be challenging. Elementary students are more flexible and willing to try new things so I need something to make the middle school students excited for music.

My students want to learn instruments, but because I do not have a room I cannot bring them the usual band or orchestra instruments.

They love to work together once they feel like they are in a safe space where collaboration is appreciated, and I believe that this is the best way to get there. Not everyone is naturally a singer so this project will help those who are not vocally confident.

My Project

Most music teachers find middle school general music to be kind of a beast. Finding topics that help expand a student's musical understanding that they are actually interested in varies for every student across all grades.

Since my school does not own the ​middle school music curriculum, these ukuleles will really help my middle school scholars practice responsibility, patience, and diligence in developing a new skill.

Scholars will be able to practice at their own pace, learn their favorite songs, and write their own songs. Students who are not confident in just singing or who do not want to join the after-school band will have their chance to play on an instrument.

Ms. LaFave
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 2 $739.98

Materials cost

$739.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$51.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$832.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.85

Total project goal

$978.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$978.99

18 Donors

-$857.83

Donations toward project cost

-$747.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.69

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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