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Mrs. K. from Gastonia NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ring Those Chimes!

A 2 octave chromatic set of tone chimes and scored sheet music from Suzuki Music will cost $1087, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,087 goal

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I teach general music in two elementary schools. Both of my schools have parents with limited resources. Because of the limited resources, my students have very few opportunities for private music instruction. Tone chimes provide a tremendous foundation for instrumental playing in middle school. They also provide a very meaningful way to teach music notation. Students in fourth and fifth grade would spend approximately 1/4 of their music instruction for the year using tone chimes. Students would first learn proper use and care of the instruments. Lessons that follow would use chord charts to help students learn to play together at the appropriate time. Our lessons would then move to charts with standard music notation, assigning particular chimes and music highlighted to note when the chimes play. As a climax to this learning experience, students would be given the opportunity to perform for their parents and peers, demonstrating their mastery of this new instrument. To fund this project, a set of 2 octave tone chimes and music would need to be purchased. By providing funding for these chimes, students who have few opportunities to master an instrument and perform for an audience would be able to do so. Not only would the students become more music literate, but their self esteem and ability to work as a team would be greatly enhanced.

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
tone chimes • Suzuki Music $699.00 1 $699.00
scored music sheets • Suzuki Music $29.50 1 $29.50

Materials cost

$728.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$890.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$195.53

Total project goal

$1,086.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,086.26

3 Donors

-$1,035.23

Donations toward project cost

-$891.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.42

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$0.00

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