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Mr. Hamilton from Union NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tune Time

My students need accurate tuners to aid them during class and also at home since most are not able to afford private lessons.

  • $394 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school with a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced

price lunch.

My students come from a wide range of cultural and financial backgrounds.

Even with their other life challenges, my students are extremely motivated to advance their musical abilities. Most are not able to afford private lessons and therefore have no musical guidance outside of class. These tuners will allow their practice time to become more productive and therefore motivate the students to continue in Instrumental Music.

My Project

The vast majority of my students are not able to afford private instruction. Unfortunately, my district is also slowly removing groups lessons from the school day. Without these lessons, it is very easy for students to become discouraged if they do not notice improvement while practicing.

One of the greatest factors leading to students giving up on an instrument is their inability to play in tune.

Having these tuners available to them for use in class or at home will help the students track their progress.

These tuners will allow the students to clip them onto their instruments and see a clear display letting them know whether or not they are in tune. Using the tuners along with a tuning chart will allow the students to keep a record of their improvement over the course of the year. It will also allow them to recognize the specific tuning difficulties of their instruments.

Mr. Hamilton
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Snark 2 Clip-On Tuner • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 10 $299.90

Materials cost

$299.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.01

Total project goal

$393.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.41

3 Donors

-$224.20

Donations toward project cost

-$190.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.63

match offer

-$169.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.38

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$0.00

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