Make a joyful noise by donating an unused musical instrument to support music education in underfunded public schools in NYC and Newark. The WQXR Instrument Drive is April 8-17, with drop-off locations throughout NYC and Northern New Jersey.
Find a home for the musical instrument sitting in your closet or garage that you no longer play, or that your kids have outgrown or left behind when they moved out of the nest. It could be as small as a flute or as large a a tuba, or an electronic keyboard.
WQXR, New York’s legendary classical music station, is leading the drive to collect instruments for low-income students in NYC and Newark public schools who otherwise could not participate in music programs. Playing an instrument boosts grades, self-esteem and graduation rates. And who knows, your donation might help create a future musical rock star.
Donation sites include Sam Ash music stores in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey; the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and the Brooklyn School. See the entire donation location list here.
The WQXR Instrument Drive is supported by the NYC Dept. of Education, and also by Make Music NY. That’s the event on the Summer Solstice each year in which more than 1,200 professional and amateur musicians make music on NYC street corners and in parks.
Donate your used instrument and change a student’s life.