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Mrs. Vaughn from Murfreesboro TN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Beat Goes On

Help me give my students the opportunity to become tuneful, beautiful, and artful musicians.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a choice school which strives to teach our students how to be leaders and highly effective people based on the principles of Stephen Covey's Leader In Me. My students are diverse learners from a variety of ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds.

Many of my students come from challenging backgrounds and homes often causing students difficulty learning and behaving in a typical classroom setting.

Nevertheless, all of my students are creative, inquisitive, and energetic. They are in need of creative outlets, engaging activities, and 21st century skills.

My Project

The fundamental skill for all musicians is to be beat-ful. Students can experiment with different songs and activities through various percussion instruments that are appropriate for their body size and development.

They may not be courageous enough to sing but they are almost always willing to hit a drum!

I want to be able to provide a diverse musical experience through instruments, singing, and dancing. These drums can be used every day and always feel new and novel to students as the musical experience changes.

A gathering drums allows a safe opportunity for students to share in the playing experience as multiple students can play at the same time. I can use a tenor recorder to accompany my students to songs as they experiment with movement and non-pitched percussion instruments like the Remo hand drums that are easy to hold and easy to play.

Mrs. Vaughn
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 750 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Percussion Gathering Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.00 2 $138.00
Fiberskyn Frame Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $36.99 3 $110.97
Fiberskyn Frame Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $27.99 3 $83.97
YRT-304B Professional Tenor Recorder with Baroque Fingering • Woodwind and Brasswind $71.99 1 $71.99

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