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Ms. Cheriff from Brooklyn NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Next Vocalists

Help me give my students microphones/ amplification and a way to be expressive!

  • $521 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazing source of inspiration and wonderment! I work at a special needs school where the students have varying abilities. Each student is curious and has a love of learning.

Music is a beautiful and powerful means of expression for my students.

I hope to promote lifelong learning for students through the use of socially focused, multi-modal and inclusive music curricula.

Many of my students are nonverbal and communicate in nontraditional ways. Music gives my students a voice.

My Project

The ability to hear oneself in real time is powerful. It can help students to reach speech related goals, it can bring students enjoyment and it can even help to validate that students' voice or existence. This is why I would like to add microphones to my classrooms.

Microphones have a powerful impact on those of us who are still learning to use our voices.

Many of my nonverbal students, when given a microphone, are more likely to make sounds, words or even sing. I would like to help them access that voice everyday in my music classes.

Unfortunately microphones will not sound on their own. This is why I am also hoping to get amplifiers in my classrooms. Amplifiers will be a way to amplify the students' voices. Amplifiers will also be a way to play music aloud in my classes and on the go.

Ms. Cheriff
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fender Acoustasonic 15 – 15 Watt Acoustic Guitar Amplifier • Amazon Business $99.99 2 $199.98
Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone, Cardioid • Amazon Business $89.00 2 $178.00
AmazonBasics XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable - 6 Feet • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Oldboytech AUX Cable,[2-Pack,4ft,Hi-Fi Sound] 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Cable Nylon Braided Male to Male AUX Cord Compatible Car/Home Stereos,Speaker,iPhone iPod iPad,Headphones,Sony Beats,Echo Dot (Grey) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
VCE 2-Pack 6.35mm (1/4 inch) to 3.5mm(1/8 inch) Male to Female Stereo Jack Adapter • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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