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Mr. Blake from Elkins WV is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Uke Can Do It!

Help me give my students quality, durable, easy to clean instruments to help them further their musicianship!

  • $1,230 goal

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My Students

My students from rural West Virginia yearn for deeper levels of musical experience. They are naturally curious and strive to always do their best. It is proven that students who play instruments have greater levels of success within the classroom, and I feel that every one of my students longs to do well. They represent a wide diversity of learners and always are excited to lead and do their best!

My students are fun-loving, hands-on, and excited young musicians!

From Pre-K all the way to fifth grade, every student gets excited at the opportunity to put their musicianship on display. I delight in seeing their faces light up when they learn something new and cannot wait to give them every opportunity to show the world the stars that they are!

My Project

Students who play instruments have greater levels of academic success. Putting high quality instruments into student hands will allow them to express creativity while stimulating areas of the brain to maximize learning potential. Having durable, quality instruments will allow longevity so as many students as possible can experience the instruments.

Ukuleles are an instrument that is relevant in contemporary music and can be quick to learn.

Teaching relevant instruments will spike student interest and get them enthusiastic about learning. Some of the benefits to students learning an instrument are improvement in memory through simple exercises of remembering instrument specific skills, improved hand/eye coordination, help with concentration, stress relief, and a sense of achievement for the students.

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

This project will reach 245 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Waterman Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 25 $999.75

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