Newington Elementary Music Teacher Needs New Bass Instrument

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Jaimie Iggleden, a music teacher at Newington Elementary School, loves teaching her more than 700 students to music and instruments from around the world.

She says she is working to create a world-class fine arts program for her young learners so they can find their voices and explore their creativity. Iggleden says she recently secured funding for her Donors Choose project titled “Instruments From Around the World”.

Now she has a new need for her class. Iggleden says she would like to replace an old obsolete bass xylophone in her music room.

She says it’s falling apart and the barley is functional and beyond repair.

According to her, bass notes are so important in completing the sound of an ensemble and necessary for her students to experience them.

She says the bass xylophone is also one of the most expensive instruments and one of the oldest in its class.

“They need a creative space and a way to express themselves and sometimes music lessons are their best and only opportunity to do it,” Iggleden said.

She says she would like to keep the music alive in her classroom for her students.

Iggleden would like to continue making music that includes low harmonies and low vibrations instead of just the high high sounds of other instruments.

“It’s like Christmas morning to open a new instrument and we reserve it for them. It’s so special when people give them things to experience the world and art and music it’s so special, ”said Iggleden.

You can help Iggleden’s music class at Newington Elementary School by donating to their Donors Choose project titled “Beyond Repair”.

His project currently needs $ 900 to be fully funded. You can donate now and become a class champion by clicking here. All donations are tax deductible.

Donors Choose collects your money, then purchases the items and sends them to the teacher. This ensures that your donation is used for our teachers in the area.

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