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Mrs. Benedict from Haileyville OK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a pick punch I'll be able to use old credit cards to make our own picks. The guitar strings will come in handy when a string breaks or needs replaced.

  • $249 goal

This project expired on January 9, 2019.

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My Students

I teach in a culturally and economically depressed area and most of my students have never been exposed to different styles and types of music. I have the rare pleasure of being able to open the world of music to these students. They are so eager to learn and willing to try just about anything I throw at them. We’ve experimented with everything from xylophones to ukuleles. My students are learning to read music and play various instruments.

One of my fondest memories was when a student thanked me for teaching her something she never thought she could do.

Another was able to talk her father into buying her a ukulele after our unit on string instruments.

After recently leaving the position a Librarian/Music Teacher for our district, I made the decision to dive in head first to teach music full time. My room is all set up. For the first time in my career, I actually have a dedicated space for my students to experiment with everything from percussion instruments to their voices, guitars, pianos, and accordions.

My Project

My students will use the guitar strings and pick punch to further their guitar education. Guitar picks are constantly getting lost and guitar strings are always needed to be replaced from wear and tear or from being broken.

They can't wait to get their hands on the guitars, but unfortunately they need new strings and some need to be replaced from being broken.

A pick punch will come in so handy, especially for students who have a guitar at home and need a pick to help with their practice. Plus, picks are constantly getting lost and need to be replaced.

Mrs. Benedict
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EJ16 Bulk -Pack Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $139.99 1 $139.99
Standard 351 • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.95 1 $24.95

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