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Ms. Bartolomeo from Indianapolis IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All Rock and Roll to Me!

Help me give my students guitar supplies such as capos, instruction books, strings, a string winder, and stand, in addition to splitters, a microphone, and a step stool, to keep our music room rocking!

  • $494 goal

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My Students

My school is a K-7 International Baccalaureate magnet program in a large, urban district. All students have music twice a week where dancing, singing and playing instruments are the heart of our music program. I always look forward to my music classes because my students are smart, curious, funny, eager and so loving! They are diverse in many ways -racially, economically, academically, socially, and emotionally.

The universal language of music brings us all together.

It is the great equalizer. On the other hand, our diversity is celebrated and brings different cultural strengths to our music-making.

My Project

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but even though I've taught more than 30 years, I've started a new program for my music students-Little Kids Rock (LKR)! Basically, it is teaching kids how to play the instruments in a garage band. We have most of the instruments we need, so this project is filling in some odds and ends to complete this curriculum.

What genre of music do you love?

The LKR program lets students explore what they are interested in playing from rap to rock and country to pop. We just learned some basics of drumming and now are on to guitar. The requested capos will allow us to learn a handful of chords and then play in many different keys. One of our electrics popped a string last week so we need new strings on hand. The string winder will make changing strings quick and easy. The instruction book will let my students learn popular riffs and techniques while the stand keeps the guitar protected in an upright position.

Headphone splitters allow two students to work off of the same iPad and the step stool lets my students from smallest to tallest, reach upper shelves for resources. Lastly, I'm requesting an omnidirectional microphone. All of our current mics are unidirectional and the omni will pick up multiple singers or instruments. As we rock and roll together, thinking about performing is important.

Ms. Bartolomeo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shure SM63 Handheld Microphone, Champagne Finish • Amazon Business $123.75 1 $123.75
Kyser KG6RWA Guitar Capo (KG6RW) • Amazon Business $19.95 5 $99.75
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Light Green) • Amazon Business $9.93 4 $39.72
On-Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Hal Leonard Guitar Tab Method - Books 1 & 2 Combo Edition • Amazon Business $23.85 1 $23.85
Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo, Black • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Sets, .010 - .046 (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
D’Addario Accessories Pro-Winder Guitar String Winder and Cutter – All-In-1 Restringing Tool – Includes Clippers, Bridge Pin Puller, Peg Winder – Designed to Fit Most Guitars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Folding Step Stool - The Lightweight Step Stool is Sturdy Enough to Support Adults and Safe Enough for Kids. Opens Easy with One Flip. Great for Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kids or Adults. • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Donner DC-2 Guitar Capo for Acoustic and Electric Guitar,Ukulele Capo Silver • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Guitar Ukulele Bass Mandolin Banjo Wall Mounts Hangers Black (set of 4) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67

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