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Mrs. Baker from Bakersfield CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ukulele Tune Up

My students need tuners to take the next step in learning to play the ukulele.

  • $166 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend an ethnically diversified Title I STEAM Academy. Most walk to school, with the exception of a few Special Day Class students. Many students are from government-subsidized neighborhood apartment complexes.

The parents of my students do not have the means or time to be active in the classroom or to even be able to do things that will enrich their child's education.

However, their students are eager to learn in innovative ways that have not previously been offered them.

My Project

I have just completed my first academic year at our school. We were so fortunate to have our district provided us with 40 ukuleles. I have learned to play this fun instrument along with my students and we have learned most of the basics, including chords, string names and the various body parts of the ukulele.

I would like to train students to tune their ukuleles using battery operated tuners.

Towards the end of the school year, I taught a few students how to use a tuner and they used their recess or lunch periods to assist me. Learning to tune ukulele will help save classroom learning time, develop the students' musical ear, help them learn the names of ukulele strings, and identify pitches.

Mrs. Baker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Donner Guitar Tuner Clip on-Accurate Chromatic,Acoustic Guitar Bass Violin Ukulele Tuner DT-2 • Amazon Business $8.99 10 $89.90
First 50 Songs You Should Play on Ukulele • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19

Materials cost

$100.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.84

Total project goal

$165.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.59

1 Donor

-$140.75

Donations toward project cost

-$140.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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