Music Education For All.

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Music Education For All.  No Strings Attached.

Music has the power to change the life of one child, that we all know.  But the power to create goes far beyond the development of one individual student. It ripples out into the community spreading itself without limitation, for music is a respecter of no person.   And that may be its greatest power, that its boundaries are indeed limitless.

As we continue to give the gift of music to our community, we see students thrive and music programs grow and we invite you to partner with us.   Your generous donations of instruments and scholarship funds will go to help countless students in ways that we can only imagine.

“The reason I wanna play piano is because I love music. It makes me forget all my troubles. I love to be creative and express myself with music”


– Play it Forward Student

Instrument Donation

The instrument gathering dust in your closet could be one child’s ticket into the musical education they have dreamed of. Find out how you can make your hassle free donation today.

Monetary Donation

Your monetary donation to Play It Forward makes you a part of the miracle that is bringing instruments into the homes of young and deserving musicians.

Playtime to Phenomenal

"Gus started playing on a toy Christmas piano when he was little, his parents soon noticed he had an ear for picking out a tune. Thanks to the gift of a new piano and lessons his progression has been phenomenal!" Gus is a 5th grade student at Kairos and very...

Pianos gifted by Play it Forward change lives

The gift of music can change a child's life.That was the case for Sandra Gangle, 74, of Salem. "I was a lonely child, and I was somewhat troubled," she said. "My parents had gone through a separation of their marriage when I was 7½ and there was a lot of...

Play it Foward Featured in KGW’s Giving Tuesday Article

... Another local nonprofit aimed at helping kids is Play it Forward. It's an offshoot of musician Michael Allen Harrison's Snowman Foundation. That nonprofit donates money to musical programs and gently used musical instruments to kids. “Music is a way out for many...