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Mrs. Gray from Douglassville PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Believe in Ukes!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn to play ukuleles! Some of them started in 2nd grade and I would love for them to be able to continue.

  • $1,230 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Elementary students are excited to learn new things, and music is no exception! In the music classroom they get to have experiences that don't typically occur anywhere else. Music education ties in skills from all disciplines, and the children enjoy learning and reviewing information in new ways. From singing to moving to playing instruments, we are busy, busy, busy!

Children love to play instruments.

We use a variety of rhythm instruments in class, and 3rd graders have the opportunity to learn the recorder. Ukuleles can be used throughout the elementary music curriculum to support a variety of skills and concepts.

My Project

The ukulele is "a tool students can always go back to when applying different musical concepts. Using the ukulele as a fundamental instrument, students can springboard their musical education from the very beginning, encouraging our young students to become engaged self-motivated learners and proud musicians." (Shelbi Busche, music educator)

Beyond the benefits in music class, playing a musical instrument helps develop fine motor and spacial reasoning skills.

These are skills that are applicable to a myriad of situations in everyday life. Learning to play any instrument also has been proven to improve higher level thinking skills. While not all students have the opportunity to play a band instrument, every student has music class once per week. Adding ukuleles to the music curriculum will allow everyone the chance to broaden their skills.

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This project will reach 725 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makala Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 20 $999.80

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