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Mrs. Austin from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Got the Beat!

Help me give my students not only tools to help them learn how to tune, but also prizes to keep them motivated throughout the year!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our music classes, we strive to be well-rounded IB students who like learning about our musical history, and preserving the legacy of the music department that has been on this campus for many years. All of the students are hard-working, often times taking their lunch time and after-school time to come in to rehearse.

What amazes me about these students is how they can jump into their work on their own.

They find ways to communicate with each other in respectful ways, to provide constructive feedback, and diligently work together.

Despite the many obstacles my students face, they look forward to coming in and getting their work done. They always enjoy performing for others and when they are on stage, they light up because they get a rush from being able to share their talents with others.

My Project

The materials we are requesting have multiple uses and it is safe to say that in music class, we sometimes have to get creative to get things to work for us! There are items on here that some students may not realize are necessary to succeed. For example, sheet protectors go a long way especially if they are holding music that we learn in the beginning of the year and it will be played at the end of Spring Term at competition! Our basses do NOT use cello rosin, and so they need to have their own special batch set aside for them.

I hope that each one of my students clearly sees that in this class we are here to learn about music, each other, and what will make our music so unique.

Tuners will help all students as they make their way from beginners to intermediate players who will be able to tune themselves during those first 10 minutes of class before the opening exercise!

I hope that all my students earn the incentives I am including in this project as some of them - music clips - will help with outdoor performances and others - music pencils - will just look fresh when taking notes in class!

Mrs. Austin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NS Micro Headstock Tuner • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.95 10 $119.50
Supergrip Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.99 10 $109.90
200/Box Clear Heavyweight Poly Sheet Protectors by Gold Seal, 8.5" x 11" • Amazon Business $16.49 5 $82.45
IronBuddy 10 Pack Music Note Clips Music Clips Page Holder Plastic Sheet Clips Book Clips Bookmarks Stationery Clips for Paper (Multicolor Transparent) • Amazon Business $9.36 6 $56.16
DIVA DELIGHTS Musical Note PENCILS-24 PCS-Great for Music Teachers and Students, CLASSROOMS, Party Favors and More! • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
36 Pieces Motivational Bracelets Silicone Wristbands Inspirational Bands with Inspirational Messages for Studying Competing Working, 6 Styles • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98

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