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Donations & Placements

Music is Art's most successful program is our instrument program. Since starting the program, we have placed over a half million dollars worth of musical instruments back into our community. We do this with the support of our generous community members. We accept new and used instruments year-round, have them repaired and refurbished, and find them just the right home to continue to be used and loved. 

The only thing we don't accept are pianos and organs. Unfortunately there just isn't a demand for those. We will take just about anything else!

Music is Art believes that if you give a child an instrument and a stage, that child will speak louder, more intelligently, and more passionately with and because of music.

Instruments are donated to kids in the Western New York area only. 

Violin Shop


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 students and schools that have submitted an application and are in the greatest need at that time. Instruments deemed too costly to repair or recondition are either repurposed or disposed of.

Piano Lesson


Do you know someone who would love their very own instrument? Or are you a school or community center looking to start an instrument program? The items we have to give are strictly based on items that are donated to us and that have been assessed for quality. All we ask for in return is a quote and photo to use in our marketing of this program. There is no cost for an instrument, but we do ask that if it only ends up collecting dust that you donate it back so we can find it another home.

Instruments Black and White



510 Franklin Street

Buffalo, NY 14202


Call ahead as drop off days & hours vary.


1090 Niagara Falls Blvd

Tonawanda NY 14150


Call ahead for store hours.

Smaller items only please. 

"Thank you for getting the keyboard for my student who did not have anything to practice on. It was holding her back and she is talented. I am happy that something could finally be done to help her move forward."

Donna Marie Chmiel

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