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Mrs. Riggs from Austin TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Our Own Beats!

Help me give my students access to solid Tubano drums for improvising patterns when we're learning new rhythms and during movement activities. Recorders help students who cannot afford their own instrument.

  • $849 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The music students here love movement, singing and playing instruments. They have instruction primarily based on singing to build our ear and personal skills. Movement is also important to connect the music we're making to our bodies and our brains. The students are a mix of neighborhood students and students who transfer in to attend our Fine Arts programming.

The music class is a wonderful blend of singing and movement and we'd love to add more instruments to enhance our learning.

My Project

Tubano drums will be used to help students reinforce new rhythmic concepts. Students will use them to practice known patterns, and to improvise new patterns using known and unknown rhythmic ideas. Students will also use the drums to improvise patterns to accompany movement activities, and in formal performances.

Recorders will be available to students who cannot afford to purchase their own personal instrument.

Recorder playing helps develop breath control, music reading skills, and solo and ensemble performance skills.

These instruments will help students create and express their own musical ideas. Students will gain confidence in their musical and performance abilities.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Series Tunable Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $289.00 1 $289.00
100 Series Tunable Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $212.00 1 $212.00
YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 30 $179.70

Materials cost

$680.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$720.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.22

Total project goal

$848.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$848.13

3 Donors

-$848.13

Donations toward project cost

-$720.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.22

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$0.00

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