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Mr. Couch from Tulsa OK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Methodically Mastering Music

My students need method books and resource material to further develop their personal instrumental skills.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Our school and music program is faced with the challenges of funding essential equipment and suplemental text needs for our students.

We hope to raise funds to purchase a set of method books for our beginning jazz program. This will enable our youngest students an opportunity to enhance their fundamental skills and perform numerous jazz compositions. It will also inspire them to lean more about composers and performers who are specialists on their instrument.

My Project

The Method Books and resource material will help our students develop solid fundamental skills, challenge them to enhance current skills and allow them opportunities to work together for better music interpretation and performance.

Give them the tools and watch what they can build!

Open their minds to the endless possibilities that music holds for them. Methods focus on strong fundamentals. Strong fundamentals provide a solid foundation for them to build their "musical house" upon.

It is our hope that our students will be energized and excited about the material they find in these method books. This can also serve as the start of our method library. Students will have access to the information and hopefully will be encouraged to begin their own library of music. With these tools, they can begin to work solidly toward furthering their career in music and foster their interests in many areas of professional music.

Mr. Couch
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Jazz Piano Book • Amazon Business $28.98 2 $57.96
Hal Leonard Bass Method - Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3 Bound Together in One Easy-to-Use Volume! • Amazon Business $16.92 2 $33.84
100 Jazz Lessons: Bass Lesson Goldmine Series • Amazon Business $16.41 2 $32.82
Mickey Baker's Jazz Guitar (Guitar Books) • Amazon Business $16.37 2 $32.74
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Piano • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Trombone 3 • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 1 (Ashley Publications) • Amazon Business $8.45 2 $16.90
Ray Brown's Bass Method: Essential Scales, Patterns, and Excercises • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 2 • Amazon Business $7.94 2 $15.88
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Guitar • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Bari Sax • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Trombone 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble trumpet 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Alto Sax 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Alto Sax 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Trumpet 3 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble: 15 Selections from the Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Series - DRUMS (Essential Elements Jazz Ensemb) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best Of Essential Elements For Jazz Ensemble Tenor Sax 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best Of Essential Elements For Jazz Ensemble Tenor Sax 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Bass • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Trumpet 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Best Of Essential Elements For Jazz Ensemble trombone 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$433.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.14

Total project goal

$594.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.28

10 Donors

-$552.52

Donations toward project cost

-$471.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.38

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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