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Mr. Benn from West Haven CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Introducing Students to the World of Guitar

My students need new guitar strings, picks and pick guards for guitar class.

  • $400 goal

This project expired on July 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students involved in this project are six graders that attend an intermediate school. Many of them come from an urban setting. In our district, funding is extremely limited. And yet, our music program has grown stronger every year.

My students always enjoy coming to music class.

It is a very important time during their day when they can be creative and work together cooperatively. The students get a chance to express their thoughts and feelings musically without feeling judged.

My Project

This year all sixth grade students will learn about and play the acoustic guitar. Twenty four guitars were donated to our school but they are in a state of disrepair. To make the guitars usable, the strings must be replaced and a number of pick guards glued back onto the guitar body. We also need picks and a tuner for the students to use.

Each student will learn and practice the basics of guitar playing.

They will learn to tune the guitar with a tuner, strum and pick basic melodies and chords. The students are very excited to get started.

Mr. Benn
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EJ2610-P 10-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 3 $149.97
Musiclily Martin-style Teardrop Self-Adhesive Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Scratch Plate Pick Guard, Glossy Black • Amazon Business $5.52 15 $82.80
351 Premium Medium Guitar Picks - 144 Count • Woodwind and Brasswind $31.47 1 $31.47
SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$305.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.96

Total project goal

$399.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.76

2 Donors

-$399.76

Donations toward project cost

-$339.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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