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Dr. Berlin from Pearland TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music... Buy the Books

My students need a class set of classical guitar music text books.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students absolutely adore making music! Music represents a decidedly positive part of their lives. It is amazing to watch them concentrate to solve legitimate music problems on real instruments as well as the beaming glow of satisfaction when they master a skill or learn a new song.

Music is one of the major motivating factors for being at school and engaging with all subject areas.

We are a Title I (high poverty) school in Texas. Despite economic hardships, including the recent flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, at school the students get the opportunity to interact with authentic instruments in meaningful ways. This has a tremendous influence on their lives.

My Project

Having printed music books will help the students by giving them a well-thought-out sequential set of learning tunes to learn the guitar. Sonia Michelson's "New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children" progress the students and a steady, but non-rushed pace toward proficiency on their instruments. The activities and music in the book are perfectly suited for elementary music. Students learn together how to listen, perform, and create.

Guitar education is rooted in social justice by emphasizing access, equity, and rigor for populations who may not have had access to or interest in music education in schools in the past.

The instrument is inexpensive and culturally relevant to all people. Through the guitar, formerly disempowered populations can find that they have a voice to speak out against injustices. We're not just teaching an instrument, we're changing the world one child at a time.

Dr. Berlin
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children • Amazon Business $19.97 15 $299.55

Materials cost

$299.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.95

Total project goal

$392.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.99

51 Donors

-$186.06

Donations toward project cost

-$175.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.18

match offer

-$186.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$158.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.86

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$0.00

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