My students are very dear to me. My school is in Manteca, CA, which is located in the Central Valley of California. I am a product of this school district myself. These kids come from working class families with a variety of diverse backgrounds. Music class is something they all look forward to. The kids I teach surprise me every day with their musical abilities. In an ideal world, each student would purchase their own ukulele.
Purchasing musical instruments puts a financial strain on these working class families.
It is certainly not a priority for many of them. The cost of musical instruments not only puts a strain on the families of these students, but also on the small school music budget. A few instrument repairs can wipe out the budget for the entire year. I hope that awesome donors can provide these incredible kids with the ukuleles they need!
I can't wait to use ukuleles with my 6th grade music classes! These ukuleles will make learning music so much more relevant for my students. The students have spent the first several months of the school year learning about music theory, so once we get some more ukuleles, each student will be able to learn to put their theory to practice!
For many students, affording a ukulele is out of reach.
With your generous donations, my students will be able to learn to compose and play songs. Music is something they can spend an entire lifetime learning. Let's light the fire while they are young and make them life-long learners!
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