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Ms. D. from Sanford MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Recorders for Little Musicians

Help me give my students a recorder instrument to use during music class.

  • $498 goal

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My Students

I teach elementary music in a rural, low-income/high poverty district. My students are my favorite people in the world and they are so eager to learn! We are hoping to begin studying melodies and learning to read music notation, but we each need a recorder (a small, affordable, plastic flute-like instrument).

In order to give these deserving, hard-working students the resources they need to participate in music class, I need help.

These students deserve equal opportunities, regardless of their family’s socioeconomic status. The reality is that many of our wonderful families are struggling to make ends meet and will not be able to spend purchase a recorder for their child. It seems like a small expense, but for many of our families, this purchase is simply not doable.

Supporting our students’ music education by providing them with recorders would be an amazing gift to our entire music program. With the appropriate equipment, they’ll be able to make music with their peers, achieve new goals, learn to read music notation and experience the joy that music can bring to life. Thank you so much for considering our program.

My Project

Many of my students are from a low socio-economic status home. I am asking students who are able to purchase their own recorder to use during music class, but of course I do not want anyone to feel excluded or left out because their family cannot afford one. It would be a blessing for these students to have one provided to them for use during music class. We will use the recorders to learn songs together, make up some of our own songs, and even work on our music reading skills.

My young musicians are eager to learn and make music together and I do not want their family's financial situation to prevent them from having this musical experience.

Lower socio-economic status is associated with many disadvantages in school, including fewer opportunities and lower achievement. Please help me provide this opportunity for those who need the help. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Ms. D.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 300 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Ravel PR19CGN Transparent Recorder with Cleaning Rod and Bag, Green • Amazon Business $2.58 150 $387.00

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