The Piano and Instrument Adoption Program, which extends a unique service dedicated to facilitating the donation of pianos and various musical instruments to benefit music educators, financially constrained music students, and non-profit organizations throughout Southern California
Our Piano & Instrument Adoption Program originated from a simple phone call expressing the desire to donate a piano. Subsequent donations, including a flute, saxophone, and an organ, prompted the establishment of a dedicated website. The program has successfully found homes for over 350 pianos and other instruments. However, the growing demand has surpassed our current capacity.
Recognizing the challenges, we have compiled a list of schools in need of pianos to streamline the placement process. Despite our success, our 2½ employees are stretched thin managing this expanding program alongside our outreach programs and annual 24-concert seasons. We appreciate your support and understanding as we work towards optimizing our operations to better serve the community.
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“Your organization’s partnership in our musical instrument acquisition efforts is invaluable and plays a crucial role in sustaining The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as a leader in music education of the highest level. In-kind contributions help us to create an environment in which students can do their best work. We applaud the work of The Music Guild and celebrate our shared missions of providing talented students with access to quality instruments for ongoing instruction - benefiting them and our audiences greatly. Thank you for helping to enhance the quality of our School of Music, making a difference for the students, scholars and community members we serve. We sincerely appreciate your sharing in our vision and helping to make it all possible.”
“Many thanks for your most generous donation of a Young Chang baby grand piano to our Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) at LA County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) program. The piano is absolutely beautiful, and we have more than 100 young musicians eager to hear it played by our staff and piano students. As a result of The Music Guild’s gift, YOLA at LACHSA has been placed our new piano to Solis Hall, our rehearsal space, and has already proven to be so useful for our choral students and teachers. Our adopted piano will assist in continuing to provide quality music education to underserved students throughout Los Angeles County.”
“On behalf of The Harmony Project, I would like to thank The Music Guild’s Piano and Instrument Adoption Program for your continued support of music education for underserved youth. By connecting organizations such as ours with donors of instruments, you facilitate the growth of our programs and help students gain access to quality instruments. Your support truly means so much. It is only because of your generosity that we are able to continue inspiring students to dream big and provide the resources they need to succeed.”
“Your legendary leadership to provide homes for musical instruments makes an enduring difference in the lives of students throughout our region including students at The Colburn School. We are proud to be associated with The Music Guild. Your history of introducing world-renowned artists to Los Angeles audiences is extraordinary. Additionally, you help build future audiences for music by providing access to instruments to disadvantaged inner-city grammar school children and several Los Angeles area Charter Schools.”
“On behalf of the Young Musicians Foundation, I would like to thank The Music Guild’s Piano and Instrument Adoption Program for your continued support of music education in schools. By connecting organizations such as ours with donors of instruments, you facilitate the growth of our programs and help students gain access to quality instruments.”
Adoptions may be made by schools, non-profit organizations, or music educators. Please read the conditions of adoption below. Email PianoAdoptionProgram@gmail.com for questions and additional information.
For the donor
The Piano Adoption Program, provided by The Music Guild, exclusively serves the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area. We can recommend a reasonably priced local professional piano mover or technician. The moving cost qualifies for a tax deduction as part of the instrument donation. However, The Music Guild does not provide any appraisal services to establish the value of the donated instrument for tax donation purposes.
With your permission, we may share your email with interested parties who will contact you to arrange a viewing of the piano prior to adoption. The Music Guild is unable to incur any fees associated with storage, transportation, appraisals, or tuning. Please note that The Music Guild does not take possession of the piano/instrument, and selected moving dates do not guarantee pickup.
For the adopting party
Completion of this form does not guarantee receipt or adoption of the instrument. However, the adoption of any instrument implies acknowledgment and agreement to the terms and conditions outlined in this advisory.
The recipient acknowledges that The Music Guild's Piano Adoption Program lacks personal knowledge of the condition of any instrument submitted, beyond the donor's description. The adoption of any instrument is done in the instrument’s present 'as-is' condition without warranty. (Note: All pianos require tuning after being moved. If requested, the contact information for a reasonably priced and reliable piano tuner will be provided).