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Mr. Pawlak from Waukegan IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Legitimate Rehearsal Materials

My students need a Yamaha piano keyboard in order to be accompanied during music rehearsal and music stands to use while they are reading their music during class.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

¨We have Music class today!¨ These are the words I hear out of my students mouths daily. The excitement and motivation for music class in my school is momentous.

I work with students K-5 in Waukegan, IL, a very diverse population with a strong cultural enthusiasm for music and all the arts.

Many of our students have had very little exposure to music and the fine arts. I am fortunate enough to have been hired to provide these students with the best music education I can possibly provide. My students are funny, smart, talented, compassionate, and most of all determined to learn and make beautiful music.

My students are not only growing to be high achieving young adults, but also refined young musicians. They are constantly looking for new ways to apply what they learn in music class to real life experiences. I am extremely proud to be the teacher of these wonderful students, and I look forward to see how they grow in my classroom in years to come.

My Project

Singing is the foundation of music education. Students in my classroom are always singing, and as a teacher I am always looking for new ways to make my wonderful students voices heard.

Presently, students learn all of their music either a capella or singing along with singing tracks provided by publishing companies.

As a teacher, I have piano skills that would contribute greatly to student´s growth as singers and musicians in general. I believe that students need the assistance of a piano to hear their pitches and use a live accompaniment that can follow their voices instead of their voices following a CD.

I also believe that students need to be able to use music stands to hold their sheet music so their body is free and relaxed while their developing muscles are being trained to stand, sing, and move properly.

Mr. Pawlak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
M48 Carton of 6 Music Stands • Woodwind and Brasswind $215.57 1 $215.57
YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano • Woodwind and Brasswind $199.99 1 $199.99

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