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Ms. Johnson from Rockford IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Violins For Young Musicians!

My students need beginner violins to learn the fundamentals of the string instruments.

  • $681 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Shinichi Suzuki once said, “Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”

From the young age of eight years old, I became obsessed with the violin.

It gave me confidence and made me feel like I was important. Now, I am starting my fifth year as a K-5 music teacher in the Rockford Public Schools. Without my violin experiences, I would not be here. Most elementary students in Rockford do not get the chance to play a band or orchestra instrument. They must wait until they are in Middle School. However, I have been lucky enough to provide violin for the past two years. Unfortunately, this year the middle and high school programs needed more violins and the violins I had been using are now gone. I can't imagine starting a new school year without this program. Learning the violin opened so many doors for me and I would love to see those doors open for my students!

My Project

Music education is a fundamental part of development and growth for a child. Using these violins will spark a whole new excitement in my fourth and fifth grade students!

“Teaching music is not my main purpose.

I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” Shinichi Suzuki

These violins will be loved and used on a weekly basis. Not only will my current fourth and fifth graders be using them, but they will be passed down each year, in the hopes of inspiring more and more students to become young violinists! Please consider donating to my classroom and to our wonderful students at Johnson Elementary School!

Ms. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mendini MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Tuner, Lesson Book, Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings - Size 3/4 • Amazon Business $89.99 6 $539.94

Materials cost

$539.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$578.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.01

Total project goal

$680.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$680.05

4 Donors

-$640.93

Donations toward project cost

-$556.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.14

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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