share the magic of music

Music is all around us. It permeates our everyday lives and, whether we recognize it or not, is fundamental to who we are! In fact, the affects of music on the developing brain are so amazing that they are nearly magical! Please join us in our mission to make music instruments, instruction & inspirational performance opportunities accessible to all children. Let’s keep the music going!

make a monetary donation

It’s no secret that learning music helps support bright futures and opens up opportunities. Your donation to Play It Forward is a gift to a young person with a yet-to-be-discovered talent and a passion to share with the world. We are honored to have you join us as we work to the remove barriers to a more equitable future for everyone…and help build leaders, thinkers, doers, and innovators . 

Our easy-to-use donation form is secure and accepts all major credit cards. Thank you for your support. 

 

your donation makes difference

The value of your donation provides different amazing things for the program. Find out what each value given gets for the kids.

Pays for two piano lessons

Pays for one month of piano lessons

Pays for a piano to be moved one way

Pays for a piano to be moved, tuned, cleaned and sent to the home of a student in need

Pays for piano lessons for one entire school year

frequently asked question

Play It Forward is a qualified charitable organization under IRC Sec 501c(3).

Our Tax ID # is 82-1708155.  All monetary and instrument donations are tax deductible.

It is the responsibility of each instrument donor, per IRS guidelines, to provide an appraised value of each instrument to the IRS.  The appraised value is then tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

We appreciate your support of the musical education of the next generation!

Play It Forward accepts gently used instruments for children who desire to study an instrument but lack the resources to purchase an instrument.  Because our goal is to gift instruments that can be used by a student for up to 5 years, practicing 2 hours per day we do not accept pianos with the following flaws:

*chipped keys
*sticking keys
*broken strings
*sluggish action
*loose pins
*cracked soundboard
*missing music rack
*other

After donors have checked their pianos, they are required to fill out our intake form. This form gets sent directly to a piano technician, who will contact the donor for appraisal appointment. This appraisal will ensure the viability of the instrument and provide the donor with a valuation that can be used on their taxes. Donors are asked to pay the $50 fee directly to the technician, but PIF can pay his fee if donors are unable to afford the cost.

Once the piano is approved for Play It Forward, we pay to have the piano moved and tuned before it arrives at its next home. 

If your piano does not meet our criteria, I will send you a resource list that may help you to find another option.

I look forward to taking the next steps towards getting your piano into the home of a student.

Thank you for Playing it Forward!

Play it Forward accepts gently used instruments for children who desire to study an instrument but lack the resources to purchase an instrument. Because our goal is to gift instruments that can be used by a student for up to 5 years, practicing 2 hours per day we do not accept instruments with the following flaws

*sticking keys
*missing pads
*rust
*cracked wood

After donors have checked their instruments for viability, they are required to fill out our intake form.  Donors will then be contacted to set up an appointment with our pick-up staff who will pick it up from your home and deliver it to our offices.

I look forward to taking the next steps towards getting your instrument into the home of a student.

Thank you for Playing it Forward!

We serve the greater Portland area as well as Eugene, Albany, Corvallis and Salem. 

We also have service to Vancouver, Washougal & Camas as well as a team in Seattle, Washington.