Let Us Find a New Home for Your Old Instrument

donated instrument

Instrument donations are the fuel that enables us to transform lives.

  • We accept instrument donations in any condition.
  • While we prefer instruments in playable condition, we can repair and/or refurbish most instruments to give them new life.
  • We DO NOT accept upright pianos or organs.
  • Depending on your location, we can usually have a volunteer pick-up your instrument.
  • If we don't have a volunteer or drop-off location in your city, we will ask you to send the instrument to us.
  • Your donation is tax-deductible and we will provide a receipt.
Instrument donation is easy! Fill out a short form to start the process.
To make a large donation of multiple instruments, please call 202-674-3000 or send  an email.

Instrument Drop-Off Locations

We currently have four drop-off locations. They are independent businesses that accept donations for us. Please call first!

Takoma Park, Maryland
House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 270-9090

Chantilly, Virginia
Contemporary Music Center
14155 Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 817-1000

Haymarket, Virginia
Contemporary Music Center
4410 Costello Way
Haymarket, VA 20169
Phone: (571) 261-5000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rock to the Future
2139 E Cumberland Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 302-9633

Please submit the Instrument Donation Form below and we'll contact you within five days. Thank you!


Instrument Donation Form





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Instruments that have seen their last days are sent to Landfill Harmonic for parts/overhaul or given to artists to create musical instrument art. These are auctioned at an event called Musical Visions: Live Music & Art Auction. So far, we have held two of these events at the Gibson Guitar VIP Showroom in Washington, DC and OPUS 40 in Saugerties, NY.