Instrument Donation Program

 
Donate an instrument. Change a life.

Musicopia’s Gift of Music program collects, repairs and places gently-used band and orchestral instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition in schools with students who are eager to play but cannot afford to rent or buy one. Through this statewide initiative, spearheaded by Musicopia for the Philadelphia region, Musicopia has collected more than 5,800 instruments over the past decade.

*Please note:

  • Only select drop-off locations are accepting donations at this time. Instruments can be donated at WRTI, Calliope Music, Jacobs Music in Doylestown, Mount Airy Violins & Bows, Charles Schwab (Wayne and Yardley), Music Training Center (Ardmore), Plymouth Performing Arts Center, and in South Jersey. For drop-offs in South Jersey, please email GOM@musicopia.net.

  • Some of our drop-off locations cannot accommodate large instruments like drum sets, basses, or keyboards. Please contact the location in advance if you are donating a large instrument.  We do not accept pianos, organs or accordions.

To donate an instrument:

1. Fill out our instrument donation form

2. Bring the instrument(s) to one of our Gift of Music partner drop-off locations

3. Place donation form with instrument at the drop-off location

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The Philadelphia Music Alliance is a proud partner of the Gift of Music program

Tell us about your donation!

Every instrument has a story. If you would like to tell us a bit about your instrument and why you chose to donate, please write us a note! Take a selfie while holding it and tag us on social media, attach the note to your instrument, or email GOM@musicopia.net.

Considerations

The IRS does not allow Musicopia to estimate the value of donated instruments, accessories or supplies. Donors are responsible for estimating the value of the instrument. If verification is needed for tax purposes, please contact a qualified musical instrument appraiser BEFORE donating the instrument.

 

Some instruments may not meet our quality standards or are inappropriate for education purposes and will be sold with 100% of the proceeds used to repair instruments or purchase new ones.

Testimonials

"Thank you so much for generously providing me with an instrument. Ever since I started playing tuba, I used the school’s instrument. But it is even better to have your own – you have done that for me. Again, I thank you and I am grateful that such a thing was possible in such hard times." ~ Jeff