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Mrs. Patton from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My First Piano Lesson

Help me give my students books and stickers so they can learn to play the piano.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and amazing kids from the southside of Chicago. Most of the kids I teach are faced with challenges in their lives, both at home and at school. As their music teacher, I hope to help my students by encouraging them to express themselves in positive ways.

My students love music class because they get a chance to share a creative experience with their peers.

Our school is run on a bare bones budget, and funding for the arts is just not there. Your donation would help to provide a quality musical experience for deserving students.

My Project

Many adults remember taking piano lessons when they were young. My young students are very bright, but lessons are just not something their families can afford. I am looking forward to teaching my Pre-K students some basic piano skills during music class, so they can all can have the piano lesson experience.

Piano lessons build fine motor skills, pre-reading, and aural skills, all while boosting confidence.

I am requesting copies of a tried-and-true, easy piano primer for my preschool students. I am also asking for some stickers for the classroom piano keys, which will help my students identify the note names in relation to the keyboard. Lastly, I am asking for a Freddie the Frog book, which introduces the youngest students to note reading on the staff in a fun, child-friendly way.

Thank you for helping these deserving young students learn to play the piano.

Mrs. Patton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course Part 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 15 $104.85
Piano Keyboard Stickers for 88/61/54/49/37 Key.Colorful Bigger Letter,Thinner Material,Transparent Removable,with Cleaning Cloth • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night: 1st Adventure: Treble Clef Island (Freddie the Frog Books) • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Teaching Little Fingers to Play: A Book for the Earliest Beginner (John Thompsons Modern Course for The Piano) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$153.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.87

Total project goal

$219.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.13

2 Donors

-$110.00

Donations toward project cost

-$93.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

match offer

-$109.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.37

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$0.00

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