We are passionate about finding pianos new homes, and while would like to accept every instrument, we must provide quality instruments that can bring a family or community organization a positive interaction in a sustainable way. Sometimes, this means making the heart-breaking decision to decline a piano that is either too expensive to repair or too difficult to move. Unfortunately, we can not arrange for quick pick-ups.  

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO DETERMINE IF YOUR PIANO MAY SUIT OUR PROGRAM.

The ideal piano for Pianos for People:

  • IS IN THE ST LOUIS AREA
  • Is under 30 years old
  • Is in very good condition
  • Is a spinet, console, or studio. (Sorry, we are unable to accept very old, heavy upright pianos that are more than 49 inches tall)
  • Has not had a player mechanism installed
  • Is located on the first floor of the dwelling, or has access to an elevator
  • Can be moved over a paved surface with few steps
  • Has not been stored in a garage or non-climate controlled space
  • Is from a non-smoking environment 

If this sounds like your piano, please fill out the following online form (you will need to find the serial number) and submit 3 photos of the piano, including a front view, an inside view, and a top view of the keys.

Or Contact: AMY SEIBERT at amy@pianosforpeople.org or Telephone:  314 285 5852

Pianos for People has tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore, donations of cash and goods are tax deductible.  EIN:  47-4084512

Pianos for People is unable to provide taxation advice, and we recommend that you consult a taxation specialist to clarify guidelines for donating an instrument. It is the responsibility of the donor to determine the fair market value of the instrument, and for claims of more than $5,000, you must have the instrument formally appraised. As the beneficiary of the donation, IRS regulations prohibit Pianos for People and its business partner, Jackson Pianos, from providing an appraisal. Unless an appraisal is provided to Pianos for People from a third party technician, the taxation receipt will acknowledge the donation with a description of the instrument, without stating a value.

The following IRS links may be useful to you.

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