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Mrs. Patterson from Richmond TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tune Up and Strum Up Down!

Help me give my students the method books and clip on tuners they need to go with their brand new ukuleles.

  • $511 goal

This project expired on February 20, 2019.

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My Students

My students truly are shining STARS! We have a very diverse campus of students in Grades K-5. As their music teacher, I have the honor of helping them shine on and off the stage. Especially through our most recent challenge as a school family.

Our elementary school was flooded during Hurricane Harvey last year and our students and staff were displaced onto two different campuses (K-2 at one school and 3-5 at another school).

I travelled between the two schools all year to teach them and tried to help create a sense of normalcy through music. I am so proud of their resiliency and how we persevered!

My Project

My students and I are thrilled to have recently received twenty brand new ukuleles from a previous Donors Choose project! Now that we have the instruments in hand, we realize that we need help getting them all in tune in an effective and efficient way. We also need a kid friendly curriculum that will have us all starting on the same page!

The Snark Tuner brand is known for making quality products and the Pitch Hill Rainbow Ukulele program is known for being an excellent method book for beginners!

Please help us get a class set of clip on tuners and student method books so we can tune up and strum down!

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

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This project will reach 576 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rainbow Ukulele: Student Method Book: Method for teaching ukulele in the general music classroom. (Rainbow Ukulele - Soprano) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.00 20 $200.00
Snark SN6X Clip-On Tuner for Ukulele (Current Model) • Amazon Business $9.90 20 $198.00

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