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Mr. Forde from Richmond Hill NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Whole Music Class Shares One Book?

My students need 7 different violin music books to help them follow along in class and practice at home.

  • $295 goal

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My Students

Learning violin can be tough. Without your own book, it's even tougher. The students in my school have been sharing one violin method book and making copies so that everyone can read along.

My students may be low-income, but they bring the richest curiosity and dedication to learning music.

My school is a Title 1 elementary school in NYC and my students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They see me, the music teacher, once a week, and can't get enough.

My Project

I am requesting method books for my students learning the violin. With more books, they can flip back to a page that shows them fingerings or note names. They can also take the book home to practice all they've learned. And if they see a more challenging piece that looks cool, they can try it on their own, share it with the class, maybe even teach another student.

We've been sharing this one book way too long.

Having more than one is not a luxury, it's a necessity. Please help me give my students the materials they need to become great musicians.

Mr. Forde
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Essential Elements 2000 for Strings: Book 1 with CD-ROM (Violin) • Amazon $7.88 12 $94.56
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon $6.25 4 $25.00
Igor Stravinsky (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon $6.25 4 $25.00
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon $6.25 4 $25.00
Johann Sebastian Bach (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon $6.26 3 $18.78
Essential Elements 2000 for Strings: Book 1 with CD-ROM (Cello) (Essential Elements for Strings) • Amazon $8.09 2 $16.18
Peter Tchaikovsky (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon $6.26 2 $12.52

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