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How To Get A Free Instrument.


Why Would Someone Need A Free Instrument?

Everybody falls on hard times. But many children out there want to learn an instrument. It's a skill that lasts a lifetime and every child should have their chance to play, yet many parents can't afford to buy their kids a trumpet for $800 or a trombone for $1200. But there is help for children who have the motivation to learn something new...

Charities donate instruments to people pursuing talents in the school band or at home.

There are many charities who seek to give instruments to students who are wanting to join the band, but their parents can't afford to let them join. Many charities such as Charity Music and Collectibles With Causes seek to give instruments to kids and adults wanting to become musicians.

Some of these charities websites are listed below...

Where do all of these free instruments come from?

All the free instruments that charities give out come from donations from kind men and women who are no longer in need of their instrument. Donators are usually given a tax write off form for their charitable donations. If you would like to donate, here are a few good charities to choose from...


Livingstone on November 01, 2020:

I will apreciate if i get a piano

Chris on September 01, 2020:

I want a piano

Kabwe winwell on April 19, 2020:

Iam winwell from Zambia. Iam very much interested in music but I don't have an instrument. Therefore I need a keyboard to help me build my skills

abram marobe. on October 05, 2019: AFM mogale city .I would very happy if you can help me also.with some instruments I have youth and teens that really need that to keep them from the streets.hope to here from you.god bless.

Kamal Limbu on July 26, 2019:

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I am from India and am leading a youth group and in need of some microphones and laptops. Please help.

Jadair McGowan on July 23, 2019:

I am starting to play for a church. Thier advice was for me too practice,but I have no drums but any thing helping towards a whole set would help.

LUGAJJU CHARLES on July 14, 2019:

thanks a lot for that kind work

Nambafu Edith on April 30, 2019:

Hi, thanks for your generosity towards helping those in need. I'm Edith from Africa, Uganda, Kampala. I led a group of singers in my church that just started last year in April. We are in need of some music instruments. like piano, micro phones, speakers, and a mixer. Thanks

Nancy on April 15, 2019:

I'm a non profit string orchestra teacher, and i just want to say "Thank You", you make dreams come true.

Davis perez on April 11, 2019:

i live in Washington d.c im a poor kid in need of a gibson les paul.

Alfredo martinez on September 13, 2018:

My address is 2001 Polk St Hollywood FL united states I need some free music equipment band equipments that you don't want

NIMBONA Samuel on September 07, 2018:

I am in Africa, Burundi country, I am a pastor, I need someone who can support my group of singers the music instruments, help me

Nathalie Ng on May 11, 2018:

My name is Nathalie Ng and 'm turning 15 this year. I'm from malaysia and I have a music dream...I hope I can be a cellist ! But my family can't afford it so... can I receive a cello...? I really really love cello and I've wish this for more than one year. Ermmm... thanks for reading my comment and can you reply me if you saw this comment...because I'll be waiting...

Thank You very much..!

Baltazar magdayao on May 01, 2018:

Hello, me and my friend have plan to form a band but unfortunately we are out of fund to buy drumset and some amps. The purpose of our band is to perform song of praises and gospel music.please help us.

Tabitha Haines on April 25, 2018:

My son is in band and wants to continue to play band in middle school,the only thing that prevents him to is we can't afford a trombone.can someone help us persue his love of the trombone? Thank you tabitha

Eugenia Osei Mensah on December 13, 2017:

We are brass band players and we need instruments to help built our band the better. please we need French horn,trumpets,trombone and flutes.this my number +233505122303.Thank u

Eugenia Osei Mensah on December 13, 2017:

We are a band group in my church Methodist but we lack instruments my brother build the band buh he's gone to school it's let with me to continue the band buh we lack instruments so some of the members are no more interested in the band cos they come and sit around and then go home"that's waste of time". needs instruments

Hope Hambrick on November 04, 2017:


I am looking for a donation of a new or used drum set for my church. We are a very small congregation and have had the same set of drums for a very long time. They are starting to have tears in them. Is there anyone out here that could find in there heart to donate to my church it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and many blessings.

sanjay on October 25, 2017:

Hello, I am a fiji born Hindu. I love music, I play Indian instruments, harmonium, dholak. I would like to start a small church group where we can read , sing and play instruments. For starting up a small church group is not very easy, iamfinancially tight. Need a scale changer harmonium, dholak and lfew tamerins for a start up. Hopefully looking forward to get some help. I live in auburn Washington. My cell phone number is(253)893 9262.thanks. God bless.

Sherin Mathew on September 25, 2017:

Hello. I am pioneering a church and I music teacher too. I can give guitar and bass lessons. God bless

elizabeth teran on August 24, 2017:

Hi I have a 14 years old daughter i can't afford an alto sax for her ,she has alopecia en is very concerned and worried for the actual situation because the sax that shes been using is not good at all the person who repair the instruments told us that is not possible to fix it because will be very expensive we bought the sax in craigslist for $350 but is useless and i cant afford another one please help!

Wendy on June 17, 2017:

Clarence in San Francisco is in need of an accordion. His broke. He is homeless and uses his instrument as a way to make a living. Please, can someone help Clarence?

Here is a link to his CL add:

Kadesh Street on May 18, 2017:

I'm looking for a bass trombone,and I need one within one month for the band I made the audition for It would be nice if I got a bass trombone.

keith rumsey on December 15, 2016:

i am a 60 year old disabled man and would like to learn a musical instrument but i have small hands so i think keyboards is out so i wonder if an auto harp would be best or a suzuke q-ghord which is a digital guitar but i do not have the money to buy a musical instrument what help can i get. on September 22, 2016:

I am a 52 yr old man, I have CRPS. That is nerve damage to my legs. I have always wanted to play the cello. My problem is I can afford the lessons, but I can't afford the cello. If there is anyone that can help me achieve is goal in my life it would make my life worthwhile. Please can anyone help me achieve this lofty goal. Thank You

Olivia Kitchens on May 06, 2016:

I am a senior citizen who dreams of having an alto saxophone.. Doesn't have to be new.. Praying I will get one-

Dana Meek on April 23, 2016:

Hello , my name is Dana. Playing music is one of my greatest passions. My plea to you is for a keyboard or an acoustic/electric guitar. To have either one would be truly wonderful. My email is

Mayra Jacinto on March 28, 2016:

Hello, I'm looking for donates my son plays alto saxo phone in school and the church but his saxophone and is not work wery well the needs of another and for the moment is not in our possibilities buy one thank you very much for your help my email is

Succeed Nyakuocha on February 29, 2016:

Hie, i am a young man who loves to learn music. i am asking if you have a piano, keyboard or bass guitar. My email is

Michael Moore on January 05, 2016:

I'm in desperate need of a keyboard. I'm an elderly man that would like to enhance my skills, but have nothing to play on. Can you help?

Tanzania odd on September 16, 2015:

My name Tanza Odd if you have a flute or a violin I'm cripple the instrument would give me inspiration to want to live again and socialize with other people I'm too lonely PLEASE help

Duodu John on May 19, 2015:

Hello,i am from Ghana and i love to do God's work could someone help me with any musical instruments.i will be glad thank you.

Gloria Russell on May 15, 2015:

I am looking for grant opportunities, or charity willing to donate instruments to help rebuild band program in a Chicago High School. If you know of anythings please email me at We have so many children who want to play, but very very limited on instruments.

Ammishaddai on April 18, 2015:

May you have undeserved kindness and peace from God the Father with warmth greetings from us also in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

we shall be most grateful if any one, church or institution can offer us used audio instrument for crusade...just one of your choice. thank you

Evelyn on March 21, 2015:

Hello, My name is Evelyn. I started taking Harp lessons until I ran out of funds. Its on my bucket list. Not planning to die at 61. I want to finish learning the string harp student lever and pedal. I had to turn my student harp in. That broke my heart. Someone with a heart give a sting harp to a senior wanting to continue learning. Thank you!

LCoulter on November 28, 2014:

Hi, i am dissabled and i would like an acoustic guitar to play and learn more on. There are a lot of good ones out there. I cant afford one tho. Please help. 309-338-2122

shanna Pressley on August 21, 2014:

My about to be 13 year old daughter is interested in learning how to play the flute but her dad and I can't afford one. We are split up but he is sick and can't work and I lost my fiancée about nine months ago and lost my job. Please help us. We have no income and would love for her to be able to play. I can be emailed at and the only contact number I have is (706) 757-2200. Please & Thank you! God Bless!

Jhollo85 on July 23, 2014:

I was wondering if you guys could help me. Music is my passion. I had my home broken into and I have a Roland keyboard piano and a Warwick German steamer bass and amp stolen a while ago and the police have come up with nothing. It is the thing that my four year old was starting to love and it broke his heart and it was the hardest thing to do trying to explain to him that someone had taken it and that it is gone. But my question is that if you guys had some kind of program to help people get cheap or free instruments. I'm really desperate. I feel like my love and life had been ripped from me. I'm 29 years old, I have custody of my 4year old that loves to practice with me learning to play and I've been laid off from a job a was at for years after the company shut down. And on top of that I'm battling HHC which is a type of liver cancer. All I can do right now is practice in my head. So if you have any news for me please let me know.

Extremely Thankful,

Joey Holloman


deangello matthews on July 03, 2014:

I want an electric hollow body guitar please so tha I can learn and play for my church the phone number is 314 327 0302 thanks and god bless

Troy Klapperich on March 25, 2014:

I am 35 years old, extremely bipolar, get chronic migraines, have chronic asthma, and have a bad knee. I want a violin to learn and play more than anything right now. I have found that music soothes me more than any pill or drug. I am currently in the process of filing for disability, and am in the hardest time of my life. If you can help, call 641 220 1562. I live in Stacyville Iowa. Thank you so very very much.

solmon on February 15, 2014:

Thanks for this site. I am a keyboard player to now no keyboard for me. I pick rent keyboard for prayers. So I want keyboard

moe laflamme on January 16, 2014:

nothing is free are ruing our school bands.... can you fix , play , fix school schedules, hire competent teachers , restore work ethic in US mend broken families .....

Lydia on October 20, 2013:

Hi I am wrighting because my son Joseph has been playing the. Banjo sine he was 14. He plays in a band with his brother & a friend. Last night after they played Ross the bass player. Pulled on a cord that was under joes banjo stand. It fell over face forst onto the floor & the neck broke right off. Joseph is truly devastated over it! He cannot afford a new one as he has a car loan & is paying his school loans back. My husband & I cannot afford it either as my husband is retired & I work part time. Is there any chance u could help. :(

katie on September 24, 2013:

i want a french horn 8(

Alyssa on May 09, 2013:

I want a panio

AidenBao on July 24, 2012:

I just donated all my comic book.and my all the kid who need them.but im a kid too,

jonqesha on March 24, 2012:

omg this is a good blog

The Logician from then to now on on July 28, 2011:

Good info for unemployed music lovers! Get one! Who knows you may discover a talent you didn't know you had. I have often bought musical instruments at Goodwill for pennies on the dollar - often what they have are in need of repair or are just junk but occasionally if you are knowlegable about the instrument you are looking for you can find a quality piece for pennies on the dollar.

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