Pianos, Instruments, & Equipment
Important: the donated item must be located within the greater Washington, DC area (DMV).
The piano is one of the most necessary instruments for music education, composition, theory, rehearsal, and performance. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most expensive instruments. With your help and generous donation, we can provide pianos to build a stronger musical community. Your piano may find a home in lesson studios, rehearsal studios, arts organizations, schools, performance venues, or be given to a student and/or musician in need. We strive to provide a reliable, expedient, hassle-free source to gift your piano.
STANDARDS FOR PIANO DONATION:
New to Good Condition. Workable studio instrument.
Repairs not necessary.
Consider the cost of relocation versus the value of the piano.
Local applicants only: DC, VA, MD
MOVING AND TRANSPORTATION. We strongly recommend professional movers for pianos. We recommend Bookstore Movers in Washington, DC. Email them here. Mention an M4Arts donation. If a direct donation to a recipient, any costs can be shared by mutual agreement between donor and recipient.
Other Instruments or Equipment
Orchestral instruments, guitars and non-orchestral strings, woodwinds, brass, etc.
We can place most musical instruments and musical equipment.
Items must be in good condition and not in need of significant repairs.
Please submit at least one photo of the item.
Serious Donors Only
Please only submit if you intend to follow through with your donation. Because the donation process involves various people and their time, we require that donors hold their donated item for 30 days after submitting the donation form.
Donations made to our 501(c)(3) public charity may be tax deductible depending upon your particular circumstances. You will receive documentation of your donation for your tax records upon request. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your donation will help to further the M4Arts mission of building artistic communities.
We do not publish or divulge any donor personal information or contact information, however potential recipients who have completed our adoption application will be given the donor email address to make contact.
There are no fees for our services in accepting instruments or matching donors and recipients. Monetary donations cover our costs for the website, personnel and advertising. We would appreciate a monetary donation (suggested minimum $50) to support our organization.
Jasmine and her donated piano!
Item Donation Application
Upload your Photos Below
Front view with keyboard cover retracted and keys showing fully, bench under keys. If Grand or Baby Grand, piano top should be open. Additional photo side view can be helpful. Fill the entire frame with the piano.
Other Instruments or Items
Fill the entire frame of the picture with the item. A second picture may be helpful.
Instrument Adoption Information
When you complete this form, the information will be automatically sent to the donor. Please do not contact us about the status of your application because it is now out of our hands and we won't know. If the instrument is still available, the donor will most likely contact you by email or phone according to the information you provided. If you are not contacted by the donor after a few days, you may want to assume that the item is no longer available and choose another by submitting another application form.
We suggest you try to get a detailed idea of the condition of the instrument when you speak with the donor. Instrument repairs can be expensive and you should get an idea about this in advance before accepting the instrument. This is especially important for pianos in view of the difficulty and cost of relocation. If the donation is local, it is possible the donor will allow you to inspect the instrument in advance. We have no information about the donated item or the donor except what is provided to us by the donor, so we cannot take responsibility.