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Mrs. Detec from Kingsville OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Uke Can Make Music, Too!

My students need colorful Diamond Head Rainbow Ukuleles, clip on tuners and some extra replacement strings in order to make a high quality sound while learning this new instrument.

  • $456 goal

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My Students

My students thoroughly enjoy music class, especially when we get to play instruments! Music class is an opportunity for the students to express themselves and have fun while learning about more than just music. Musical instruments motivate my students to learn, drives their passion and assist them with creating beautiful sounds.

This year, I want my students to begin to learn how to play the ukulele, which will provide them with a new avenue for learning about music, communicating with others and solving problems.

My students come from very diverse social and economic backgrounds, which limit the experiences they receive outside of the school day. It is my goal to bring the students as much joyous learning as I can, to keep them excited about learning and about school.

My Project

My students love to play musical instruments and I would like to begin teaching the students how to play the ukulele. With a set of ukuleles, students will continue learning how to read rhythms and melody at a developmentally appropriate level. We will also continue working on our singing while accompanying our own voices for those that can handle combining those skills. Older students will work in groups to compose pieces of music and share with the rest of the class. Each year, the program will continue to grow, as the students move from grade to grade, building on their previous musical knowledge. These instruments will provide my students with a much more well-rounded musical education and continue to motivate my students' enthusiasm.

The students are incredibly motivated and driven by their current opportunities to learn to play other classroom instruments and I know the addition to the ukulele will be very successful.

With the addition of ukuleles in our classroom, students will be provided with new avenues for understanding rhythmic concepts, have more opportunities to learn how to track music and will gain real life applications to accompanying their own singing. These instruments will enhance the students' problem solving skills and self direction. Having a set of classroom ukuleles will continue to keep my students excited about learning music.

Mrs. Detec
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 407 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diamond Head DU-108 Rainbow Soprano Ukulele - Purple • Amazon Business $25.79 3 $77.37
Diamond Head DU-105 Rainbow Soprano Ukulele - Green • Amazon Business $24.94 3 $74.82
Diamond Head DU-102 Rainbow Soprano Ukulele - Red • Amazon Business $27.01 2 $54.02
Diamond Head DU-110 Rainbow Soprano Ukulele - Pink • Amazon Business $26.90 2 $53.80
Diamond Head DU-109 Rainbow Soprano Ukulele - White • Amazon Business $26.78 2 $53.56
Snark SN6 Clip-On Ukulele Tuner (Black) • Amazon Business $9.00 3 $27.00
Aquila corde armoniche New Nylgut, Ukulele, Soprano Regular Ukulele Strings • Amazon Business $5.63 2 $11.26

Materials cost

$351.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.31

Total project goal

$455.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$455.42

6 Donors

-$268.00

Donations toward project cost

-$227.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.20

match offer

-$187.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$159.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.11

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$0.00

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