our programs

Our programs provide reliable access to no-cost instruments, instruction and inspirational performance opportunities. Our goal is to remove barriers of income, historical inequities, proximity or any other obstacle that stands between a child and access to the musical education that all children deserve.


It’s no secret that music lessons help support bright futures and open up opportunities, whether that budding musician plays concert halls, starts a business, or leads within the community. 

Your donation to Play It Forward is a direct gift to a young person with a yet-to-be-discovered talent and a passion to share with the world.  And we need them!


We provide no cost piano and guitar lessons by partnering with local nonprofit, charter schools, public schools and after school programs to bring lessons to children where they are — at school! 

Each student in our program gets a gently used instrument from the community that is theirs to keep. We will never ask them to return it. We believe all children deserve access to the learning opportunity that music provides so we bring the lessons to them. 



We provide inspiring performance opportunities, including our end-of-the-year recital, where students get the applause and trophies they earned!

Regardless of income, ability, proximity or any other barrier, PIF helps unlock potential and passion. We help children realize their own brilliance and we believe the world is better for it.