You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Shudra from Houston TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Music Together Despite COVID-19 Protocols

Help me give my students 14 inch frame drums to play as they learn to read rhythms develop finger and hand to hand coordination and make music together with others.

  • $647 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of the students at my school live in poverty. Going to school provides safety, meals, education, belonging and music education. There are opportunities for parents to learn English, computer skills and ways to help their children be successful in school. Music education is an important piece of their educational experience. The situation created by the COVID-19 virus has created educational, financial and emotional strains on these children and their families. Music and music education touches their hearts, helps them listen, and improves their reading and language acquisition. The children are hungry to learn. And they love music.

My Project

Making music together touches both the creative intellectual needs as well as our need to be with, connect with and make music together with others. Music is an essential part of our culture and a child's education. In order to follow the COVID-19 protocols, students remain in their homeroom classrooms all day. At this time, students do not experience music education in the music room where there are instruments. I have to travel to their classroom without instruments.

There is a way to put instruments into the hands of children and follow COVID-19 safety protocols; this is where I need your help.

One of the easiest instruments to play is the drums. Frame drums allow students to read and perform from written music. They do not take up space like the larger drums that sit on the floor. Frame drums are exactly what you might think they are: 2 inch wide frames with 14 inch diameter drum heads attached, large enough to stand on your lap, thin enough to store in boxes or crates. The synthetic drum head is easy to clean to keep everyone safe.

Our digital curriculum, MusicPlay, has lessons and instructional videos to teach students many different ways to play the Frame Drums. We need a class set of drums that can be cleaned between classes and reused.

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

Equity Focus

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 500 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Shudra is requesting.

See our finances

TEACHERS, FEELING INSPIRED?

You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiberskyn Frame Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.95 27 $511.65

Materials cost

$511.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$549.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.94

Total project goal

$646.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$646.26

6 Donors

-$323.13

Donations toward project cost

-$274.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.47

match offer

-$323.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$274.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Houston

Make an impact on
Houston classrooms

Extend the reach of your impact by supporting local classrooms in your community.

View map of local classrooms

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[201054],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":5407525,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/making-music-together-despite-covid-19-p/5407525/","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":500,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Shudra","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"201054":{"owner":"Mr. Shudra","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[5407525],"proposalHash":"778749275","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp201054_orig.jpg?crop=450,450,x90,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1557248357699","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":159709,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":201054,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}