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Mrs. Murphy from Billings MT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Music on Recorders!

Help me give my students their own recorders to play during general music class.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach general music to students in grades K-5 at a public elementary school in the Heights area of Billings, Montana. My students are eager to learn more about music and improve their skills as musicians. Due to space constraints within my school building, I do not have a separate music classroom. Instead, I push my needed materials around on a cart and go into each individual classroom to teach music.

The fourth grade students are looking forward to playing recorders this year.

It is a music milestone that they highly anticipate. The fourth graders will even have the opportunity to perform a recorder concert for their families later in the school year to showcase their amazing recorder playing!

My Project

As part of the music curriculum in my school district, all fourth grade students learn how to play the recorder. Skills such as reading rhythms, understanding how a note on the staff correlates to a specific fingering on an instrument, keeping a steady beat, and producing a beautiful tone may all be effectively practiced and improved through playing a recorder.

Many of the skills gained by playing the recorder directly transfer to playing a band or orchestra instrument in fifth grade.

This year about two-thirds of the current fifth grade students chose to play an instrument in band or orchestra. The skills gained by playing the recorder are very beneficial to a student's musical development.

Mrs. Murphy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 50 $299.50

Materials cost

$299.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.94

Total project goal

$392.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.93

6 Donors

-$337.64

Donations toward project cost

-$291.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.15

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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