Music4Life™ welcomes both in-kind donations of instruments and cash donations to repair them.

Regardless of the type of gift you make, we thank you for helping make the educational benefits of participation in instrumental music activities available to all our children!

Why Donate a Musical Instrument to Music4Life

Many people have lovingly used musical instruments in their garages or attics. Every six, eight, ten years, when they get ready to move again, they look at that old trombone, violin or clarinet, and ask themselves, “Why am I still carting this instrument around?”

Music4Life understands that some people have precious memories of their used musical instruments. We don’t want a reluctant giver. What we do want are donors who appreciate the unique value of instrumental music in the life and education of a child — and who want all children, regardless of family need, to have it. And to get the benefits of a full, basic education guaranteed by the state constitution. We want donors who understand that the highest and best use of a long-unused musical instrument is to put it back into play.

Musical instruments come to us that are ten, twenty, fifty years old or more. Music4Life gets discounts from preferred local music repair shops for the professional analysis and repair of these musical instruments, if they can be repaired. Many can be.

How to Donate a Musical Instrument to Music4Life

If you have a lovingly used musical instrument — or know someone who does — please click on the link below, download the Donor Form, fill it out and put it into the case with the instrument (one form per instrument, please!). There are a number of donation drop-off locations to choose from at the bottom of the Donation Form, including the nearest Kennelly Keys Music, Hammond Ashley Violins in Issaquah, Ted Brown Music locations in Tacoma and Seattle, Guitar Center stores in Seattle and Tukwila and Rafael Carrabba Violins in Seattle.

Download Donation Form

Once we get the report from the repair shop, we’ll be glad to e-send you a thank you letter upon request that you also can use for your tax purposes.

It is the policy of Music4Life to collect and store only personal information that you knowingly provide. Read our privacy policy here.

Financial Donations

Financial donations are mainly used to help Music4Life repair used musical instruments. You may designate a financial donation for our general operations, for a specific school district-based program or for our newly instituted “Beth’s Piano Strategy” program to tune pianos in our public school districts. For more details about Beth and her brilliant idea, please click here.