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Mr. Carrera from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yikes!!! I Need To Work On My Sight-Singing

My students need 10 Sight Singing Books for their Student Resource Center.

  • $165 goal

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My high school is located in a large urban area where a majority of the students are considered low income. Most of my music students do not have access to private music instruction outside of the school setting. They come to high school without a solid understanding of many music concepts. Despite these challenges, our music students in grades 9-12 are very interested in the music topics that are covered in their Theory, Harmony and A.P. Music Theory classes. Many of them will continue the study of music at the college level.

Teaching our students sight-singing skills is a real challenge. Sight-singing is tremendously important for our students who participate in choir festivals, solo contests and college auditions. To help our students in their study of music we are in the process of setting up a student resource center. We would like to include resources that they can use to help them with their sight-singing abilities.

We have requested 10 sight-reading workbooks for our student resource center. These resources will be available to students at various levels of ability who need help developing their music skills. Giving students access to these kinds of study materials will give them a chance to practice what they have learned in the classroom. It will also allow them to take responsibility for their own learning. Helping our students with this vital skill will also help them to reach for higher levels of success in music.

Your generosity will make it possible for my students to be more successful in their life long study of music. It is always important for my students to hear from people other than their teacher that these studies are important to their success. When they learn in multiple ways with various tools they also experience learning at a higher level. My students are greatly encouraged when they see people interested in what they are learning in school. Thank you for believing in music education.

Mr. Carrera
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory: A Comprehensive Course Marta Arkossy Ghezzo, Preface by Mel Powell • Barnes and Noble $41.71 1 $41.71
Sightsinging: The Complete Method for Singers Mike Campbell, Essential Concepts • Barnes and Noble $11.12 1 $11.12
Five Wheels to Successful Sight-Singing: A Practical Approach to Teach Children (and Adults) to Read Music John Bertalot • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Sing at First Sight, Bk 2: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing Andy Beck, Brian Lewis, Karen Farnum Surmani • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Improve Your Sight-Singing!: Elementary Low / Medium Treble Mike Brewer, Brewe • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Improve Your Sight-Singing!: Intermediate Low / Medium Treble Mike Brewer • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Improve Your Sight-Singing!: Intermediate High / Medium Treble Mike Brewer • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Jenson Sight Singing Course (Vol. II), Vol. 2 Hal Leonard Corporation (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The School of Sight-Singing: Practical Method for Young Beginners (Lutgen) Giuseppe Concone • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
School of Sight-Singing: Vocal Practical Method for Young Beginners Joseph Concone, B. Lutgen (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15

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