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Ms. Woo from Santa Monica CA is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Nature's Music: Percussion Instrument Sound Effects

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience repertoire that incorporates percussion "toys" which mimic sounds found in nature!

  • $274 goal

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My Students

Student musicians at our school are recognized as high achievers and are committed to their academic learning. Through their creativity, curiosity, and musical exploration, they are respected as leaders and role models by their peers and teachers alike.

Our young musicians teach me every day about patience, compassion, and empathy as they develop their own identities and shape their own futures.

My challenge is to always find the most compelling ways to guide, nurture, and support my students in all of their endeavors, incorporating music as a powerful connector between their lives and the ever-changing world.

My Project

Some of the most creative and thought-provoking pieces in contemporary music repertoire incorporate the use of non-traditional instruments. In this way, the performer and the listener are challenged to rethink their definition of music.

Within the context of modern compositions, I would like to provide my students with unique experiences by playing non-traditional musical instruments that mimic sounds found in the natural world, including an ocean drum and a bird whistle.

Our students have had the opportunity to learn, analyze, and perform several contemporary works that inspire and draw out their imagination with the help of a composer's choice of instruments that evoke sounds in the nature. We are excited about the new music experiences that await us!

Ms. Woo
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZBT Splash Cymbal • Woodwind and Brasswind $54.95 1 $54.95
Ocean Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $48.17 1 $48.17
Bird Whistle • Woodwind and Brasswind $36.99 1 $36.99
Triangle Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 1 $16.99
Wood Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 1 $16.99
61122 Triangle Pinch Clip • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99

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