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Mr. Brown from Berkeley CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Music Together

My students need a digital projector to explore music literacy and composition.

  • $1,077 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

An hour before each school day starts, my students come to our band room to play music. Even though they may be sleepy, they play with passion, creativity, and joy.

Our students come from a racially and economically diverse community.

While some students have been to the symphony, others have not heard live music outside of church. Our students are at their best when they help each other learn the skills necessary for playing music. Community is very important to our school, and our faculty loves our students. Creating a welcoming and safe spirit in the school is considered part of the learning process.

My Project

Using a digital projector, we musicians will explore music notation, vocabulary, rhythms, etc as a group, easily focusing on the concept to be learned. We will also play educational games as a large group, to make learning notes and rhythms fun. Students will be able to share their compositions or inspiring videos of performances. We will watch and learn from recordings of our own performances.

Making music is joyful, emotional and intimate.

Students will be able to lift their eyes from the page in front of them and join group focus activities at the front of the room. A sense of community is fostered, while questions become clearer, answers more precise, and solutions are arrived at more collectively. Students will leave my music class with a greater sense of being part of something bigger than themselves. Thank you!

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Mr. Brown
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Epson 1761W Multimedia Projector • Staples Advantage $799.99 1 $799.99

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