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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 & Roll to Me! (Encore)

Help me give my students electric guitars, batteries, a guitar pickup, capos, posters, and strings to keep us rocking and rolling!

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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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

This project is a continuation of past projects and will get us resources for our Little Kids Rock (LKR) program in music. LKR 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.

Pop, R&B, Rap, Country, Rock & Roll, Reggae?

What's your favorite genre of music?

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. We have one electric guitar, so the two requested in this project will let three students practice at one time. With large classes, this gives my musicians more opportunities.

The requested capos will allow us to learn a handful of chords and then play in many different keys. I'm hoping to get enough capos for my largest class. One of our electrics popped a string last week so we need new strings on hand. Lastly, the pickup is to electrify an acoustic or a ukulele for students to hear me when I'm leading the group or for a student soloist at a concert.

As we rock and roll together, thinking about performing is important. These resources will give my students many creative opportunities to build skills that will be with them forever.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $249.00 2 $498.00
Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo, Black • Amazon Business $14.99 7 $104.93
Donner DC-2 Guitar Capo for Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Ukulele Capo Black • Amazon Business $9.55 10 $95.50
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Sets, .010 - .046 (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Quality Park Clasp Envelopes, Recycled, 10 x 13 - Inches, 28lb, Brown Kraft, Box of 100 (38197) • Amazon Business $20.24 1 $20.24
Luvay Acoustic Guitar Pickup, Piezo Contact Microphone Transducer for Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Mandolin, Banjo, Cello, Kalimba etc. • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Duracell DL2032 Lithium Coin Battery, 2032 Size, 3V, 230mAh Capacity Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Popular Guitar Chord Poster • Best Music Stuff $11.99 1 $11.99
Popular Ukulele Chords Poster • Best Music Stuff $11.99 1 $11.99

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