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Mr. Relland from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Communicate through Music!

My students need concrete and fantastic sounds to practice healthy communication through layering musical rhythms!

  • $1,887 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students try to find their best path through their day. Their day presents an emotional roller-coaster: family interactions that may be one-sided and overbearing, intellectual concepts they may be too embarrassed to admit they don't know, friendships that are strained by unhealthy social coping habits.

Where can they find relief?

Where can they learn to understand what respectful interaction looks like? Where can they learn to cope through learning together? Our school is working to foster a loving spirit for their sake but we are rebuilding. At this time, my room has no workable resources.

My Project

My kids desperately need to learn to communicate: healthily, with respect, giving space for others to talk, to listen, to be understood. And the most direct entry into this kind of conversation happens through music. And the musical medium that matches my kids' energy with the expression of this kind of learning content is the DRUM CIRCLE!

I have accessory sticks, bells, etc, but the core of our "circle talk" is formed by the beat of these tunable, differently-pitched drums.

I do serve two schools with similar populations and needs. And both schools will be rebuilding their music program from an empty room. Please help us fill it with energy and the spark of hope!

Mr. Relland
Grades 3-5
  • Greystone Upper Elementary School
  • Oklahoma City, OK
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 250 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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100 Series Tunable Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $291.99 2 $583.98
100 Series Tunable Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $234.99 2 $469.98
100 Series Tunable Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $190.45 2 $380.90

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