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Coach T. from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Ukulele & Piano Ensemble

Help me give my students ensemble experiences on the ukulele and piano keyboard. Without instrumental music in elementary school, I can further develop students' creativity through small group lessons in general music class.

  • $998 goal

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My Students

Our school is a small, family oriented community with a diverse population of immigrants as well as California natives. There are no longer funds to support music instruction, so I solicit your support as I strive to create a vibrant music education for my students.

They love to sing, move to music, play instruments and learn historical background about musical genres.

In a world that is ever changing, school is a place where my students feel safe and they can express themselves freely. Music instruction will increase their listening skills while also developing their teamwork and cooperation with others. Please help support this arts program.

My Project

Music educators receive no funds for purchasing materials in my district. With the resources chosen in this project, I'll be able to prepare elementary students for instrumental music ensembles in secondary school. Currently, my students have an option to join the school choir, which meets separately from regular general music classes.

The funding of this project will allow me to do introductory units on the ukulele and the piano, which are the most highly requested instruments for private instruction.

In 2017, I was fortunate to have 7 piano keyboards funded, and I taught students basic songs on the instrument. This year, I'm requesting six additional keyboards to increase availability for my students. Along with the beginner pianos, I'm requesting 10 ukuleles, instructional books and materials for beginners, as well as additional strings to teach simple melodies this fall.

This donation would provide additional performance opportunities for students in the School Music Department, who perform three times a year for school wide concerts and at an end of the year talent program.

Coach T.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kahiko Series MK1 Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.95 10 $299.50
SA-76 Keyboard • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.00 6 $294.00
10-Pack Ukulele Multi-Color Soprano Concert Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.95 1 $49.95
Play Today Ukulele Complete Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course, Complete Book, DVD & Online Audio & Video Beginner • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.74 1 $29.74
15550 Violin / Ukelele Display Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $17.99 1 $17.99
Ukulele Chords Poster • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99

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