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Mr. Blackwood from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Massive Guitar Drive!

My students need 11 three-quarter sized acoustic guitars.

  • $678 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I tried to connect my singing voice to my guitar an' my guitar to my singing voice. Like the two was talking to one another." ~B. B. King (1925-2015)

Ever since I brought in my personal acoustic guitar, students were dying to try it out.

Every week, somebody asked me if I taught lessons. So began the guitar collection. We acquired 3 electrics and already record music with them. Students love it and we all want to play together!

My Project

With 11 additional guitars, students will learn how to properly play them in a group class setting instead of 3 at a time. They will build fine motor skills, coordinate their eyes and hands, and eventually learn the layout of guitar without relying on sight. We will sing, count, and read music while moving fingers which will challenge and stretch crucial neural connections in the brain. Their concentration and critical thinking skills will see a significant improvement!

My students are excited to see progress.

It is difficult to measure with only one concert a year for each grade, so we need to do something repetitive and measurable yet fun and engaging. Once they gain the performance skills, we can create new music and explore the creative aspects of song writing. They will take life skills such as perseverance and focus beyond the academic setting. They will feel accomplished when they see their progress throughout the year.

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Mr. Blackwood
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Guitar Program Kit 3/4 buy 10, get one FREE! • Woodwind and Brasswind $499.50 1 $499.50

Materials cost

$499.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$575.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.64

Total project goal

$677.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.59

3 Donors

-$338.79

Donations toward project cost

-$287.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.82

match offer

-$338.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$287.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.82

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$0.00

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