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Ms. Gelineau from Springfield MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Violins for My Musicians

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn the joy of playing the violin!

  • $991 goal

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My Students

My beautiful, urban, public elementary school is finishing it's first year with music and the best way I can describe these fabulous K-5 students is... hungry! My students are hungry to learn and create music, especially through instruments. This is why I want to continue growing a new violin program for grades 1-5 that has currently served grades 3-5.

My students are culturally diverse, hard working, committed, and love learning music.

Many speak multiple languages and some are brand new to the US. Many are also from very challenging socioeconomic backgrounds dealing with issues like poverty and homelessness.

My Project

Learning to play the violin has many benefits to give the students than just reading music. A violin can help "fine-tune" motor skills, and give students a chance to excel in a subject other than the reading or math. I have had some students that struggle in their regular classroom excel in mine, and it gives them a sense of accomplishment that they may not be getting elsewhere. I do not exclude any student that wants to try and learn the instrument. Due to this, we need more violins in order to give every child the opportunity to learn this instrument. At the end of the year, students are also able to perform in a violin recital showing off their newly learned skills.

A violin can change the life of a student.

Your donation will help to introduce a love and appreciation for music that is often only for the privileged. Please help my brilliant public school students receive the best opportunities through my Modified Suzuki Violin program, teaching and reaching all students.

Ms. Gelineau
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Mendini Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (1/4, Antique) • Amazon Business $79.99 10 $799.90

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