Adopt an Instrument

Music in Schools Today has placed gently used instruments valued at $1 million into the hands of student musicians at over 100 schools. In several cases, donated instruments have made the difference between the beginning or continuation of a school’s instrumental program and its demise.

A three-year drive at Stanford Shopping Center raised over $400,000 worth of instruments, which were mainly donated to the Ravenswood School District in East Palo Alto. Largely as a result of this donation and the community organizing done by MUST, Ravenswood now has a flourishing after-school music program, a full-time Arts Coordinator, and is working with Cultural Initiatives to develop an integrated arts strand for the Open Court reading curriculum in use by the district.

The year-round Adopt program was a fixture at San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival and is a part of numerous community events, in addition to permanent drop-off points at our office.

Music Educators

Receiving donated instruments or starting a music program at your school is simple. If you have any questions, please email or call (415) 392-9010 for more information.

Donate an Instrument

If you have an instrument that you would like to donate, it’s easy! Just call us at (415) 392-9010 or fill out the online form here and we will contact you. At this time, we are unable to accept piano donations and drum kits.

Drop Off Locations
Music in Schools Today accepts donations at the following locations:

Music in Schools Today Office
582 Market Street, Suite 213
San Francisco, CA 94104

Please call us at (415) 392-9010 to schedule a time before coming by, to be sure we’re in. Once you’re here, we can meet you at one of the loading zones marked on the above map:

From Market St. eastbound ~ park in front of McDonald’s between New Montgomery St. and Second St.
From 2nd St. northbound ~ park behind the motorcycle parking between
Mission St. and Market St., just past Stevenson Alley
From Market St. westbound ~ park in front of the 7-11 between Sansome St. and Montgomery St.


Music at Kohl Mansion
Patricia Kristof Moy, Executive Director
(650) 762-1130
2750 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010


East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th Street, Richmond CA 94801
Phone: (510) 221-6355
Drop off hours: Monday – Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 9-3pm