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Mr. Cañas from Los Angeles CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Practice Mutes for Brass Players!

Help me give my students the ability to practice at home with a practice mute.

  • $818 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Music to a diverse group of music students at a public Title I visual and performing arts high school in downtown Los Angeles. Students come from all over the city to receive a top-notch education in both academics and their chosen art form (music, dance, visual or theater). Many of them go on to study at some of the top academic colleges and art schools across the country.

Our diverse student body is made up of mostly Latino students and also has significant numbers of African American, Asian, Filipino, and Caucasian students.

Using the visual and performing arts as a focus and motivational tool for student academic achievement, our school program offers an interdisciplinary approach to academics to provide students with a college preparatory curriculum and learning goals that are focused on enabling students to meet the needs of a globalized society by developing critical thinkers, responsible and socially aware citizens, and effective communicators.

Our school is a unique and innovative comprehensive high school not only because of its ability to attract outstanding young artists, but also serving the heart of Los Angeles; a community with very high poverty and crime rates.

My Project

Due to distance learning, my students are practicing and submitting assignments from home. Unfortunately, my brass players (Trumpets, French Horns, and Trombones) are having issues with the natural noise level of the instruments. My students are having issues with noise complaints from neighbors and landlords.

A practice mute is a simple solution that keeps my students engaged in the curriculum, while maintaining the noise level down at home during distance learning.

My students, their family and the members of their community will be very excited to have the proper equipment, making their homes a much better learning environment.

Mr. Cañas
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DW5526 Series Trumpet Practice Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.95 5 $249.75
DW5527 Series Trombone Practice Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $56.37 4 $225.48
DW5530 French Horn Practice Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $62.99 2 $125.98

Materials cost

$601.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$55.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$695.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.69

Total project goal

$817.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$817.93

14 Donors

-$397.75

Donations toward project cost

-$357.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.61

match offer

-$397.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$338.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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