Learning to play an instrument can bring about positive changes in the life of a child. Studies have shown this for decades.
This is our 6th year for our elementary school band programs and we’ve seen some of our kids grow into accomplished musicians.
In partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs, we will see more than 150 inner-city students in piano lessons this year.
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.
Would you like to volunteer to teach music classes?
Studies show that children who learn to play a musical instrument:
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 rightly is the best mind trainer."
“During the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far North, and all of this started with the music appreciation course that I was taught in a third-grade elementary class in Princeton, New Jersey. What a tragedy it would be if we lived in a world where music was not taught to children.”
"We must encourage our youngsters in such pursuits as music education. In addition to learning the valuable lesson that it takes hard work to achieve success, no matter what the arena, music education can provide students with a strong sense of determination, improved communication skills, and a host of other qualities essential for successful living.”
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Click on the DONATE Button on the left and make a secure donation through PayPal. The average cost to operate one band programs is $15,000 per year. 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.
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
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.