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  • $810 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Brusca
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

While Our Guitars Gently Weep

Help me give my students 6 hard shelled guitar cases to help them take their instruments home and work on their "shredding" techniques.

My Students

My students are creative, kind and innovative! I am a middle school music teacher in a Title 1, urban school. 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch, and a few are considered at-risk. I teach students from 6th to 8th grade. Most of my students come from a low socioeconomic background.

My students love music class and get excited to learn while having fun.

They come every day, ready to learn new things and take chances to grow both personally and academically.

A few years ago, I was trained as a Little Kids Rock Teacher so that I could introduce a different aspect of music to our students. From this Modern Band was born; where students learn to perform rock music from the 50's - the present and understand the in's and out's of putting a band together, improvising and writing a song.

My Project

The new guitar cases will definitely help keep the instruments safe. The students will have more opportunities to take the instrument home to practice. A year ago, several students wanted to take their guitar home. After inspecting the cases, I realized they had been taped more than once. So I set aside one guitar for them to take turns to practice.

Many of my students do not have the resources to purchase their own guitar.

With broken chipboard cases, students can not take the instrument home for fear of damaging it further. New cases will help the students practice at home and develop their "shredding" techniques.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hard Shell Classical Guitar Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $84.95 7 $594.65

Materials cost

$594.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$687.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.41

Total project goal

$809.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$809.39

3 Donors

-$509.39

Donations toward project cost

-$432.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.41

match offer

-$300.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$255.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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