Because Music Matters

The Gift of Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating greater accessibility to music programs, instruments, teachers and the overall benefits of music education.

Founded in 2015 as a response to an ongoing nationwide decline of funding and lack of prioritization for music education, our organization is diligently working to ensure access to music for the country’s at-risk youths. We do this by forming critical partnerships with music teachers, public schools and organizations to reinforce our core belief that music matters!


Donate an Instrument

Musical Instruments are the lifeblood of our mission. If you have a musical instrument of any type that is no longer being used, donate it to The Gift of Music Foundation. We’ll ensure it contributes to our efforts to provide instruments to kids who may not otherwise be able to afford them.

What We Do

Beginner Instruments

The Access to Instruments program serves students through our special reduced-price and rent-free instrument programs for those who qualify!  We can also provide top-quality student rental instruments at competitive prices featuring many leading instrument brands.  See our instrument options and get your child started today.

Used Instrument Sales

Find great deals on a variety of used and nearly-new instruments and musical gear from The Gift of Music Foundation. We have a showroom in Northwest Georgia and lots of items in our eBay and online store. Best of all, proceeds directly benefit our charitable programs. Get a great instrument, help kids at the same time!

After School Music Classes

The Gift of Music Foundation provides music education and beginning band to students in parts of Metro Atlanta where in-school programs have been eliminated. You can help us keep music in our schools by supporting  the Access to Music Education Program with one-time or recurring financial gifts. Give the gift of music!

Instrument Repair Center

We have a state-of-the-art musical instrument repair shop in our Northwest Atlanta headquarters.

Get quality repair work at affordable prices, and you are helping others at the same time!

Proceeds benefit the programs of The Gift of Music Foundation.

Discover Our Programs

Donate Instruments

We know there are thousands of musical instruments gathering dust in closets and garages everywhere. When you donate an instrument to The Gift of Music Foundation, you help ensure that students or programs in need can enjoy the gift of music. And your donation is tax-deductible for the value of the instrument.


  • All Woodwind Instruments including piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (any), oboe, bassoon.
  • All Symphonic or Marching Brass Instruments including trumpet, mellophone, french horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, sousaphone.
  • All Symphonic, Acoustic, or Electric String Instruments including guitars, bass, banjo, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
  • All Symphonic or Marching Percussion including snare, bass, tenors, cymbals, drums sets, bell kits, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, etc.
  • Professional Level Keyboards, Electronic Pianos, Synthesizers, and Accessories  including PA, Mixing, Recording, Amps, etc.


    • Acoustic Grand or Upright Pianos of any size or condition. However, we do have a partner organization that we recommend. CLICK HERE to access their website.
    • Home or Professional-grade Organs of any type. We can occasionally make  an exception for Hammond stage organs, depending on condition and location.
    • Bag Pipes and Accordions.
    • Any “Novelty” Instrument
    • Any Instrument that is in extremely poor condition and not able to be repaired.

Donate Money

A one-time or recurring gift goes directly to our programs and helps provide instruments and music education for kids ready to begin learning an instrument. 

Donate your time

We can always use extra hands for instrument cleaning and processing, pickup and delivery of donations, and many other helpful tasks. If you love music, believe in music education, and have some time to help a great cause, let us know!


2030 Powers Ferry Rd SE | Suite 390  Atlanta, GA 30339


770-988-5075 (ATL Local)



We appreciate the sponsors and partners who make The Gift of Music possible

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