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Ms. f. from Brooklyn NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Joy and Healing for K-5 Live World Music via Zoom, 2

Help me give my students joy, healing, and deep learning as they share a new live music experience with their friends and family every Monday.

  • 9 donors
  • $1,349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are Brooklyn public school students in Sunset Park. They are in grades k-5, speak mostly Spanish or Mandarin at home, practice many different religions, have family all around the globe, and they love to hear, move to, and make music! Music motivates them when they are tired and renews their confidence when they feel like giving up. When we listen to music or sing together they feel safe and loved in our community.

Our students love to dance, to sing, and to make music any way they can, but this year will be hard; Music class will be remote, and we have only 1 teacher for the entire school.

We want to offer all of our 1250 children and their families a joyful live music experience every week, and we have figured out a way to do it, but we will need your help.

My Project

How can we engage as many children and families as possible in joyful music learning, given that most of the school is fully remote and our resources are so limited? We will host a school wide live Zoom concert every week!

Staying focused on what matters right now - healing, staying connected, racial justice, joy – we are creating a weekly 'Meet the Artist' concert series for children and families.

Each Monday at noon I will host a live Zoom concert with a different virtuosic musician. Each program will last 30 minutes. I will record each 'episode' for re-screening by teachers and families who are not able to attend live. We will prioritize local artists from immigrant communities, artists who reflect the communities that we serve, and artists whose music is connected to the children’s studies. In these ways this concerts will connect people, elevate and celebrate immigrant communities throughout NYC, and build meaning and community for our children.

This project provides our school community with a way to heal and connect through the power of live music in this time of suffering and isolation. We take the silver lining of remote learning and exploit it to benefit the largest number of children and families. Now, as more and more musicians perform online from their homes, we have the opportunity to enjoy live performance more often and more affordably. Children will gain exposure to many musics they would otherwise never have a chance to experience live, and will have the exciting opportunity to hear directly from the artists, and even ask their own questions!

Ms. f.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Center for Traditional Music and Dance $1,100.00

Visitor cost

$1,100.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,146.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$202.32

Total project goal

$1,348.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,348.82

8 Donors

-$749.41

Donations toward project cost

-$637.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.41

match offer

-$599.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$509.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.91

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$0.00

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