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Ended Feb 6, 2019

Hello!  I am Andrea Herinckx, one of two Music Teachers at Springville K-8.  This is my 17th year as an educator and my 5th year at Springville K-8.

Last spring, I was able to borrow a class set of ukuleles from another school.  While this worked in the short term, it only allowed a portion of my students to participate in the Ukulele Unit; however, the students that had the opportunity, enjoyed every minute of it.  Students can be successful quickly with these four stringed instruments, which makes the learning fun and engaging.  Students can work at their own pace and are often inspired to practice at home as well.

Ukuleles are accessible to all ages.  Younger students learn how to hold the ukulele and strum while singing along to simple songs.  As students get older and progress, they are able to play a variety of music including folks songs, nursery rhymes and even current pop songs.  Students can play alone or jam together in groups.  Ukulele is one of the few instruments we can offer that allow students to sing and accompany themselves at the same time.  Once students learn 3-4 chords, the possibilities are endless.

Ukulele units cover so many elements of music!  Pitch, rhythm, harmony, expression, the list goes on and on. 

I would like to purchase a classroom set of Kala KA-15s ukuleles.  These are the standard ukuleles used in other Beaverton schools.  They are durable and have a beautiful, mellow sound.

Goal:  I am asking for $1,650 to create a class set of 30 ukuleles ($55 per instrument).  

Thank you so much for supporting my Springville Rock Stars!

This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.

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