Hello! My name is Kaylin Gardner, and I teach K-5 General Music at Arnold Elementary School in the Air Park Neighborhood! This Title 1 School serves 750 and there are 18-24 students in each classroom. Over the past two years, I have been working towards my Orff-Schulwerk Certification. Through this process, my student have been using our Orff Instruments (Xylophones and Glockenspiels) more and more! They are enjoying playing song, exploring, composing, and improvising.
We do not have enough instruments for all students to be included in the music making. Many students have to sit to the side and wait to play an instrument. Because of this, students are not getting the experience and practice they need in order to be successful. I am asking for donations of $10,145 plus cost reimbursement. I understand that this is a considerably large amount to ask. But, here is what it will purchase...
- Fees, shipping, and taxes, 18 pack of mallets, 3 rolling carts for the instruments, 3 Tenor-Alto Xylophones, 3 Soprano Xylophones, 1 Bass Xylophone, and 2 Contra Bass Bars that are C and D. Each student will get to experience music fully!
Thank you so much for your consideration! Even if I am able to purchase a partial amount of instruments, it will make the greatest difference to my students! These instruments are amazing and I am looking forward to putting in the instruments in their hands more often and giving them a full experience to help them be successful musicians!