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About Us

Learning to play an instrument can bring about positive changes in the life of a child. Studies have shown this for decades.

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Band Programs

This is our 6th year for our elementary school band programs and we’ve seen some of our kids grow into accomplished musicians.

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Piano Classes

In partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs, we will see more than 150 inner-city students in piano lessons this year.

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Contact Us

Changing Lives One Note at a Time.  Instruments of Change, Inc. is a grass-roots, 501(c)3 public charity. We would love to hear from you.

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Would you like to volunteer to teach music classes?

Why Musical Instruments?

Studies show that children who learn to play a musical instrument:

  • are more likely to graduate high school and attend college
  • tend to score higher in math and language skills
  • are less prone to drug and alcohol abuse.
  • show an increase in self-esteem and greater confidence in their abilities.


What about instruction for the children?
Instruments of Change provides instruction for those children receiving instruments. Instruments of Change actively seeks out seeks out volunteers with experience in musical training to provide lessons for these children.


Music changes lives and you can help!

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On the SAT:  Students involved in music education scored:


Points above average in Math


Points above average in Reading


Points above average in Writing

How can I help?

Click to Make a Secure Financial Donation


Click on the DONATE Button and make a secure donation through PayPal. Every donation matters.  It’s strength in numbers that will make a difference so please take a moment and change a life.  Remember, each graduate earns an instrument; but only after they enroll in middle school band, and are verified. Each student must work hard to earn their instrument.

Donate a New or Gently Used Instrument


You can be an Instrument of Change! Donate a gently used, or new instrument. Your donation of a musical instrument will help a child experience the wonder of music. Instruments of Change is constantly in need of: Trumpets; Clarinets; Saxophones; Flutes; Guitars; Drums; Violins; Other Band and Stringed Instruments

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Volunteer to Teach Music Classes


Teachers come in all ages, shapes and sizes. All you need is a willingness to share what you already know. We appreciate the professional music teachers who volunteer, but any individual with some basic musical knowledge and a willingness to share can make a difference in the life of a child.

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