At Hungry for Music, our mission is putting quality 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.
In 25 years, we’ve delivered more than 13,000 instruments to children in 49 states and 30 countries.
We believe that by sharing instruments and musical experiences, children who would not otherwise have the opportunity can experience a kind of freedom and self-discovery that is often stifled in an atmosphere of economic hardship.
What We Do
We invite you to watch the video and see the transformative power of the gift of a musical instrument. We ask people and organizations to donate musical instruments to our tax-exempt organization and then we match the donated instruments with the countless requests we receive. See the miracle of music in action, transforming young hungry souls into inspired musicians.
Who We Do It For
- We support parents who cannot afford the cost of renting or purchasing an instrument.
- We support music teachers and program directors who have students unable to participate because of the cost.
- We support established, innovative community music programs that need support.
- We have served more than 12,000 children in the past 24 years.
Hungry for Music has donated more than 900 instruments in 20 states and 5 countries in 2018.
Big Bertha Back on the Road in 2019
If you would like to get a more in-depth insight into our mission,
please check out our newsletter archive and see what we’ve been doing!
Looking Back on 2017
Our Outreach is Growing & We Need Your Support. How Can You Help?
Fri02Feb2018Sun04Feb2018Olivebridge, NY - The Ashokan Center
Fri02Feb2018Sun04Feb2018Winter Hoot - The Ashokan Center - Olivebridge, NY
Sat07Apr2018The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX
Sat12May2018Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Thu26Jul2018Sun29Jul2018The Farm, 1920 S Page Valley Rd., Luray, VA 22835
Sun29Jul2018Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
Thu02Aug2018Smithtown Library Main Branch, Route 25 and Route 111 Smithtown, NY 11787
Fri24Aug2018Sun26Aug2018Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY
Fri07Sep2018Sun09Sep2018South Bend, Indiana & Chicago, Illinois
Sat20Oct2018Church in Bethesda, 5033 Wilson Ln, Bethesda, Maryland
Thu15Nov2018Ace Hotel, New Orleans