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Teacher Cisneros from Philadelphia PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our World Percussion Ensemble Needs Instruments

My students need Cajon drums and minor percussion instruments for their music class!

  • $1,436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Imagine walking into the music classroom and seeing Kindergarten to 4th grade students composing rhythms, but no instruments for them to perform their funky compositions.

Our school's mission is to create global citizens, and I have the privilege to teach them rhythms from music around the world.

My students come from a low-income community and, unfortunately, our school does not have enough resources to buy instruments for this school year.

My students are on the beat to becoming music creators, composers, musicians, and band conductors. They have been training hard in their composing and music reading skills even without the use of formal instruments.

My Project

This is the first official year of the World Music department, and we cannot finish the year without instruments. The Cajon drums and minor percussion instruments will allow the rhythms our students have been composing come to life.

My students have a natural instinct when it comes to music and, as a teacher, I want to be able to provide them with the resources they deserve.

In our urban setting, it is easy to hear noise from our classroom windows. Cars, buses, horns, kids at recess etc., are amongst many things that can produce noisy sounds. How do we take those everyday sounds and make them sound musical? We embrace them! We listen and categorize sounds, organize them, and try to reproduce them without the headaches. This has been a great way to start learning music for the first time, and has even led to many funky rhythms on paper. Now it is time we showcase our funkiness as an ensemble!

Music can be simplified as organized sound. We can manipulate these sounds to communicate feelings and emotions. I want my students to be able to apply our knowledge of rhythm composition, music reading, and sight reading skills, and start making music together. This will allow our music program to take a place in the city of love!

Teacher Cisneros
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pyle Snare Style Birch Wood Compact Acoustic Jam Cajon - Wooden Hand Drum Percussion Beat Box with Internal Snares, Deep Bass, Classic Slap, and Crackle Sound - For Kids, Teens, and Adults - PCJD25 • Amazon Business $69.99 6 $419.94
Pyle String Cajon | Wooden Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings (PCJD15) • Amazon Business $59.95 7 $419.65
Vangoa - String Mini Cajon Box Drum Percussion Instrument Birch Wood for Children Kids (Natural) • Amazon Business $40.84 6 $245.04
7 Inch Steel Cow Bell with Handle and Antique Copper Finish • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
18 PCS Wrist Band Jingle Bells Musical Rhythm Toys for School Party,9 Colors,Each Color of 2 • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Kabi 12pcs Plastic Egg Shakers Set with 4 Different Colors,Percussion Musical Egg Maracas Child Kids Toys • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
POPLAY Band Wrist Bells,12 PCS • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Beistle 60946 Cow Print Cowbell, 4-Inch • Amazon Business $5.22 2 $10.44

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