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Vineville Academy Class Project Funded

Recently, Vineville Academy Strings Teacher Patricia Baser recently had her fourth project funded through DonorsChoose.org: the funding of 14 violin, viola, and cello bows to replace those worn out from use. 

Baser submitted the $778.81 project on September 15 and was notified it had been completely funded on Oct. 21.

Vineville Academy students have the opportunity to study a string instrument as early as kindergarten, and each year, the program continues to grow.

This year, almost 150 students are learning to play the violin, viola, and cello; with almost all students using school instruments, the bows are used a lot and wear out after a while.

In the last two years, the Fine Arts Department has purchased an additional 50 fractional size violins.

“My students are very excited about playing string instruments, but many of our school bows make that difficult, as they are worn out from many years of student use,” said Baser. “DonorsChoose.org has been an excellent way to provide additional resources for our students.”

According to Baser, bows that function properly are crucial to the success of any string student. The bow is what produces the sound, and a quality sound inspires a string student's desire for self-expression through the playing of an instrument.

Her first funded project was for three half-size violins for the students to use, and it’s cost of $830.49 was funded in less than two months.

The second project purchased shoulder pads, endpin stoppers, and rosin for the instruments and it took approximately two months to fund.

Her third project was funded entirely by the Ocmulgee Symphony and provided the school four additional three-quarter size violins for student use.

All totaled, Baser – through DonorsChoose.org – has leveraged almost $3,000 in private donations to provide students with the tools needed for a quality strings education.

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