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Mr. L from Compton CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

In Need of Violin Strings!

Help me give my students working violin strings for orchestra class. This will help improve their sound.

  • $520 goal

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My Students

I am a middle school music teacher in an inner-city school, and I teach students from 6th to 8th grade. Most of my students come from a low socioeconomic background in an area infected with gangs and drugs. Many of my students, mostly poor, tell me that music class is the reason they stay in school.

I have been working over the past two years to get working instruments for my school.

I have been making progress, but I am still a long way away from having all of my students on working instruments. We are in need of violin strings. Currently, I have students with bad sounding violin strings, and this makes it difficult when tuning the instrument.

My Project

Help me put violins in the hands of every student with the dream to make music! Giving a child the responsibility of maintaining and practicing on their own violin not only allows them to improve their technique and share their instrument with friends and family outside of school, it tells them that are trusted, responsible, and capable of determining their success.

I want to give my students the best musical experience possible, and the addition of good working violin strings will make the violin section sound great.

It will get another inner-city student making music and staying away from gangs.

Mr. L
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $61.99 6 $371.94

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