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Mr. Gordon
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 32 donors
  • $0 still needed

Violins Not Violence

My students need 4 violins because our low-income urban school owns only 27 string instruments for more than 40 students in each of the beginning string classes.

My Students

My students are excited about having a chance to learn how to play a string instrument. The music program is reopening at my school, after being closed for the last 4 years. Unfortunately, my students have to take turns playing the instruments in class.

Most of my students come from low-income families who cannot afford to purchase instruments or pay for private lessons for their children.

Most of the students are Latino and African American. The school is a part of California hit hard by the economic recession.

My Project

We hope to acquire 4 more violins to give more students a chance to learn this instrument, which is part of their cultural tradition from Latin America. Many know the violin from listening to mariachi bands. Their parents will feel proud to see them at our concerts, carrying on the tradition.

My students have a lot of talent and enthusiasm, and some are good enough to get college music scholarships.

They just need the tools to get started, and I hope you will help give them that opportunity. We appreciate it!

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Model 50 violin outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $263.99 4 $1,055.96

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This project will reach 126 students.

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