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Hungry for Music Feeds Musical Souls

Hungry for Music is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that supports music education & cultural enrichment by acquiring & distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with willing instructors and a hunger to play.


Our Musical Mission To Transform Lives

We Give The Gift Of Music To Children In Need

At Hungry for Music, our most important service is putting musical instruments into hungry hands. We serve children who demonstrate a desire to learn music as well as teachers who have students willing to learn. Music has the ability to heal, it soothes tension and has the ability to transform sadness and aggression to hope and creativity. Music is the prayer through which the world heals itself.

We believe that by sharing instruments and musical experiences, children who would not normally have the opportunity can experience a kind of freedom & self-discovery that is often stifled in an atmosphere of economic hardship. All of our events, benefits, instrument drives, & CD production are aimed at uplifting those lives and enriching culture at large by spreading the availability of music education.



Donating a musical instrument can change the life of an aspiring musical student - let us help you place your instrument in the hands of a hungry musical soul.

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Are you a student or teacher requesting an instrument? We have provided 1000s of free instruments to students since 1994.

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There are many ways to support Hungry for Music - donate funds, volunteer, attend our cool events - be a part of our important mission in a way that works for you.

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Explore HFM

Explore a world of information about HFM - our mission & goals, a history timeline, cool FAQ, and our contact info...

Our Music Heroes

Our world is one of musical heroes - read stories & view photos on our hero blog - we transform lives with music...

Sponsor an Event

Turn a major celebration in your life into an opportunity to collect musical instruments for those who cannot afford music...

Support or Donate

Are you inspired to support our mission? There are many ways to support HFM and/or direct donations to our cause...

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Our Musical History Presentation

Our organization has enjoyed a two decade journey - one of magical and musical miracles. We have just completed a visual presentation of our history - one that shows a glimmer of the over 7,000 musical instruments donated - and thousands of life touched and changed forever. Children whose trajectory has been altered by the uplifting and life-changing gift of music. At the links on the right - you can either download or view our 20+ page retrospective in either powerpoint or PDF format - and in addition, we invite you to enjoy our on-site Timeline page. Our history is full of musical miracles - and we look forward to an even brighter future.


HFM Upcoming Events

Doah Fest 2015

Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2015 Luray / VA

Doah Fest 2015 with Instrument Donation Drive!


Summer Hoot 2015

Aug. 21 - 23, 2015 Ashokan / NY

Come to the Summer Hoot 2015!


Pick Me Up Bike Ride for Music

August 15, 2015 Columbia / MD

A Ride For Music Bike Rally!

Pick Me Up Bike Ride for Music Website - Click HERE

Three Minutes of Musical Miracles

We invite you to watch the transforming power of the gift of a musical instrument. That is what we do - invite people and organizations to donate musical instruments to our tax-exempt organization - and we match the donated instruments with the countless requests we receive. Requests from children, from parents, from teachers, from schools - from all over the world. See the miracle of music in action transforming young hungry souls into musicians.


Featured Music Heroes Blog & Stories

Chuck Brodsky

"Hungry for Music really has its heart in the right place. As somebody that was very fortunate to have been given the gift of music at an early age, I truly know how life-changing a musical instrument can be for a young person..."

JAM - Jr. Appalachian Musicians

Junior Appalachian Musicians began with one program in one school & has grown to 22 programs in three states that serve more than 900 kids. A few times each year, the Hungry for Music van rolls into Galax, Va. with instruments to donate to JAM.

Bill Kirchen

One of our Hungry for Music ambassadors, Bill Kirchen was reviewed by The Rolling Stone: "...impeccable and near-legendary guitarist Bill Kirchen ... A musical treasure [and] very much a pioneer. Bill Kirchen is one of our best..."

SONiA of disappear fear

"...the more we can feed our soul's music, the closer we come to the realization that we are one human family on earth needing and wanting most of the very same things. I am extremely honored to be an ambassador for Hungry for Music!"

Partners We Have Worked With

  • There really is no way to put into an e-mail the pure joy we see in Anthony! He was quickly becoming a sullen 13 year-old, 8th grader. The boy who had loved school just plain seemed unhappy and more withdrawn. This grandma was very worried. Then you sent the marvelous saxophone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (Peoria, IL)

    Anthony's Grandma / Saxophone

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