Music is Art - Inspiring WNY to ignite its creative voice
Instrument Drives
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Music is Art donates guitars to Waterfrront Elementary School
Music is Art collects new and gently used musical instruments which will be cleaned and refurbished then donated to area schools based on need.  Instruments are given a new life while students are given the opportunity to explore the world of music.
What we need:
Virtually any musical instrument in good playing condition.  (Please note while we are able to accept donations of pianos or organs, the donor must be willing to store the instrument until we are able to locate a match, and then arrange for delivery of the instrument.)  Donors may designate a specific school to receive their instrument if they so choose.
Financial donations are just as important as instrument donations because all instruments that we collect require cleaning and in many cases, repair.  Both types of donations are tax-deductible.
Collection bins & Donation forms:
Music is Art is able to loan large donation bins to those wishing to hold an instrument drive.  We will also provide donation forms that must be completed for each instrument being donated.
Pick ups:
After instruments have been collected, a representative of Music is Art will pick up the donations or arrangements may be made to drop off at the Music is Art offices.
Where your instruments go:
Instruments collected for donation are first assessed by a professional to ensure they are in optimal playing condition.  Instruments are cleaned and repaired, if needed, and then returned to Music is Art where they become part of our instrument inventory.  We will then match instruments with schools that have submitted an application and are in the greatest need at that time.
Tax deductible
All instrument and financial donations are tax deductible.  In order for us to issue a letter to donors for tax purposes, they must provide their name, address and phone number on the donation form.
Have an instrument to donate? 
Please call ahead before dropping off.

Music is Art
121 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo

Boulevard Music Lessons
1090 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda
Call Samuel Marabella at 716-725-5060

Performing Arts
5334 Transit Rd., Depew
Call Samuel Marabella at 716-725-5060
If you are a teacher or administrator in need of instruments for your school, please contact us at

For any questions about our instrument program please email

Good Things, Good Music
Thanks to WKBW and the "Good Things, Good Music" instrument drive held in September at GCR Audio.  Music is Art collected over 60 instruments and over $1,000 that day to help repair and refurbish theses instruments and get them into the hands of our WNY students.