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Ms. Coleman from West Jordan UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

S.ound T.ests on E.very M.usician #10

My students need an assortment of Orff instruments (guiros, tamborines, washboards, flexatones, vibraslaps, slapsticks) while testing frequency of low to high sounds in instruments, and for a myriad of games, dances, movement, and song arrangements.

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My Students

I service the budding, little Mozartians from preschool age to 6th grade at two schools. As their music teacher, I'm always figuring out ways to lead them through "the mystery of music class” with joy full of surprises. Our students become fluent in Singlish as they enter the wondrous land of Sing-a-Lore each day. They come away dancing, singing, and moving to music comprehending the phrasing, structure, and timing behind it. They explore the textures of sound while learning the symbols, style, and art behind it. Their beat work causes their minds to expand, and their focus to increase while feeling its elements. They learn to incorporate all kinds of subjects from literature, spelling, math, history, and science while enjoying the beauty of the arts surrounding them.

My Project

The body is like a big ear... It's as simple as that! Hearing is a form of touch. You feel it through your body, and sometimes it almost hits your face!" This quote, by world renowned Evelyn Glennie, is profound considering she also happens to be deaf. I would like to set up an opportunity for students to distinguish vibrations by tapping into Evelyn's concept of "listening" (TED talk). This is patterned after the award-winning "Science of Music" project where amplitude of sound waves were tested and visually rendered. Through feeling the vibration emitted from a variety of Orff type instruments (such as guiros, tamborines, washboards, flexatones, vibraslaps, slapsticks) students will evaluate how certain sounds affect specific parts of their body. They will test the velocity created by low and high pitched frequencies and experience the way sound waves harmonize or clash between intervals on keyboards, distinguish the strikes on drums v. differing types of xylophones (including glockenspiels), and other Orff instruments needed to develop patience, quick response time and sensitivity to sound wave properties.

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the key to learning." Plato

In addition, then, students will play various beautiful arrangements of music while learning musical concepts and mastering the language of standard notation. They will also look at the possible healing properties associated with each instrument to see how certain tones or varying strikes affect their body.

Ms. Coleman
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Timber Drum Co. T3 Made in USA 18" Solid Hickory Slapstick with Whip Cracking Effect for Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation RC-200 Ratchet • Amazon Business $24.50 2 $49.00
LP Vibra-Slap, Standard LP208 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LP Vibra-Slap, Standard LP208 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
RhythmTech RT8000 Cabasa • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Nino Percussion NINO555 Wood Güiro, Natural Finish • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Latin Percussion LP1-5 Standard Flexatone • Amazon Business $33.92 1 $33.92
Westco Medium Guiro Musical Instrument Toy • Amazon Business $16.09 2 $32.18
Remo RH-2106-00 Rhythm Club Tambourine - Rhythm Kids, 6" • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Latin Percussion LP1-5 Standard Flexatone • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Bwbg7 Galvanized Washboard (Wbg7) • Amazon Business $11.36 2 $22.72
ammoon Wood Guiro Fish-Shaped Colorful Kid Children Musical Toy Percussion Instrument • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

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