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Mr. Suchodolski from Providence RI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ukuleles for Cross-Cultural Learning

My students need ukuleles for developing their musicianship on a stringed instrument.

  • $919 goal

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My Students

My students come from various cultural backgrounds across 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Most students qualify for free and reduced lunch due to living below the poverty line. Some even have to help out at home with watching younger siblings while their parents work 3rd shift hours in addition to a second job to make ends meet.

As a music teacher, I see nearly all students at least once during their time in middle school.

With over one thousand students in the building, it can be easy for them to get lost in the mix of academics. Music as well as other arts are an opportunity for them to find their artistic niche and stand out.

My Project

The ukulele is an incredibly versatile instrument. Its small size makes it usable in every grade level for students that may have difficulty wrapping their hands around the neck of a guitar. Many consider the Ukulele as a 'gateway' instrument toward developing interest in what others would perceive as more challenging stringed instruments (non-fretted instruments & guitar).

With the popularity the ukulele has been gaining in popular songs today, my students have expressed an interest in learning it.

This donors choose project comes with 20 ukuleles each with a gig bag.

Help me to help my students appreciate learning about the sounds of other cultures and how they have been applied to popular music of the past and today.

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Mr. Suchodolski
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 2 $739.98

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