What is Instruments of Change?
Instruments of Change is a 501(c)3 charity whose primary mission is to: Profoundly impact the lives of disadvantaged children through the gifts of musical instrument donation, instruction and performance. We accomplish this mission by seeking out new and gently used musical instruments that are not being played and place them with children whose parents do not have the means to purchase an instrument of their own.
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 senior citizens and other volunteers with experience in musical training to provide lessons for these children.
Music changes lives and you can help!
Teach a class. If you have the ability to play three chords you can begin teaching a child to play. Instruments of Change will give you the tools you need to hold each class along the way.
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