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Mrs. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoulder Rests for Sore Violinists

The cost of 25 Maestro Violin Shoulder Rests from Sharmusic is $351, 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>.

  • $365 goal

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My 126 middle school students from KIPP Chicago Youth Village Academy are learning to play the violin. We are located on the Southside of Chicago and have very limited resources, but my students are hard working, attend school for three extra hours each day with the goal of going to college, and love their violins. My children would benefit immensely from having shoulder rests to aid in holding the violins. Having proper playing position from the start is very critical. Shoulder rests attach to the back of the violin and make it much easier to hold the violin with only the chin and shoulder, keeping the scroll high and leaving the arm and hand free. Right now we have a classroom set of violins that we are sharing with another school and a few more of our own. A classroom set of shoulder rests would make rehearsals more effective, further each student's growth on their instrument, and ultimately teach them the discipline and dedication necessary for fulfilling their goals and dreams.

Mrs. M.
Grades 6-8
  • Kipp Chi Youth Village Academy
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 126 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maestro Violin Shoulder Rest, 1/4-1/2 • Sharmusic.com $9.99 5 $49.95
Maestro Violin Shoulder Rest, 3/4-4/4 • Sharmusic.com $9.99 20 $199.80

Materials cost

$249.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$299.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.70

Total project goal

$365.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.00

1 Donor

-$344.20

Donations toward project cost

-$300.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.65

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$0.00

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