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Mrs. Garnett from Asheville NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding More Through Ukuleles

My students need ukuleles to grow their brains through the understanding of music chords, melody, and fine motor skills used in music class.

  • $1,643 goal

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My Students

My students are full of energy, bright, and inquisitive. Their faces light up each week when we learn new ideas in music. They are thoughtful kindergarden through fantastic 5th graders who are eager to discover new things!

Our school serves K-5 and also has a Head Start program in the building.

Free breakfast is served to each student daily, to ensure they all have food, otherwise, some of them may not be guaranteed that meal. Many students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

Despite economic troubles, our school has strived to become a school of distinction, excellence, and academic growth, earning these titles for several years. Our dedicated staff continues to find creative and innovative ways to engage, encourage and nurture our children.

My Project

My school is nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. In our town, there is live music everywhere! You can hear music in restaurants, at community festivals, and even any night on the streets of downtown. Much of our local music is performed with string instruments - guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele or banjo. In my classroom, I have many percussion instruments my students use when learning to read music, but no string instruments. Almost all of our classroom instruments are rhythmic, which makes playing melodies and chords on instruments difficult. With a classroom set of ukuleles, my students can greatly expand their music knowledge and ability.

My students LOVE music and are excited for any new musical challenge handed to them, especially when holding instruments!

I purchased one ukulele for my school and my students lit up with excitement. They all know about the instrument and are looking forward to learning how to play them. All of my students from kindergarten through 5th grade will get to learn new skills with this wonderful instrument.

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

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Makala Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 25 $1,249.75

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