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Mrs. Paulino-Trisdorfer from Philadelphia PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rock Your Socks Off!

Help me give my students the equipment they need to create class-wide rock and r&b bands! My students learn amazing new techniques creating modern bands in the classroom! Help us create memories to last a lifetime!

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are located in the beautiful Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, PA. Our school is culturally, economically and racially diverse. At our school, we practice the 5 principles for conduct: be respectful, responsible, peaceful and careful, a problem-solver and learner. Through these 5 rules, we learn to be better citizens within our community.

We are gender neutral and culturally accepting of all races and backgrounds.

In my music classroom, as well, we encourage diversity and cultural sensitivity. Our music classroom is a safe space for all!

My Project

This year, we will be incorporating the latest craze in music ed, modern band in the classroom. Students will ALL take part in the creation, performance and production of covers and original music.

Students will play trombone, drum set, guitar, piano, percussion, lead and back up vocals, dance, record-engineer, and audio produce all within the confines of the general music classroom!

By funding my project, we will have all of the items we need to complete our production center in the classroom!

Working, as a group, on a music production has life long benefits to students: team building, raising self-esteem, problem solving, mindfulness, respect, learning to take critiques...the benefits are endless, and that doesn't even include MAKING AMAZING MUSIC!!!

Help up get these items to finish out our music studio!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Affinity Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $199.99 1 $199.99
Trombone Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.95 6 $125.70
NGS-2703 3-Guitar Floor Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.99 2 $69.98
Tortex Standard Guitar Picks .73mm 3 Dozen • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.37 1 $11.37

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