Pianos for People needs your support.  

Our story.

In December of 2012, Pianos for People began delivering free, quality pianos to people who could not afford one on their own. In the short time we have been operating, we have already sourced, serviced, and delivered over 140 pianos to people and community organizations all over the St. Louis metropolitan area. In the fall of 2014 we opened a free music school on Cherokee Street in South St. Louis, where we provide free piano lessons. We currently have over 80 students, of all ages, enrolled.

Since opening the school, our work has further expanded beyond free pianos and free piano lessons to piano camps and special community- building events, which bring a diversity of people from various backgrounds together around the piano. To date, we have served over 3,400 people.

What’s your story?

Are you able to help us continue this important work in the St. Louis community? Our regular expenses include piano inspections, repairs, tunings and delivery; and to keep up with our growing student body at the piano school, we need to engage more teachers and buy teaching supplies.

Please consider making a generous tax-deductible donation. And if you know individual or corporate donors who support arts education, please share our story. Thank you.

Pianos for People is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.  EIN:  47-4084512

If you would like to discuss making a donation or would like to see our Piano School in action, please contact Sheena Duncan, Executive Director on (314) 750 8113 or email sheena@pianosforpeople.org



Jeanne & Tom Townsend

Anonymous (4) 

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

City of St. Louis, Board of Aldermen Grant

Sheena Duncan & Mark Prendergast

Pat Weeks Eastman


Hortense Hogan Charitable Trust

Incarnate Word Foundation - Marketplace of Ideas Grant



One Hundred Women Who Care, St Louis

Mr Winston Pettus of the Pettus Foundation Trust 

Regional Arts Commission

Janice Rohan and Phil Hulse

Edward C. Simmons III

Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation

The Siteman Family Foundation

Patrick and Mary Sly

Sarah H. Trulaske

Trio Foundation of St. Louis


Anonymous (6)

Blueprint4Summer Youth Education Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation

Manchisi Charitable Gift Fund 

Mark Spurrier & Karl Koesterer

U.S. Bank Foundation


A&E Council Arts Education Fund, underwritten by Wells Fargo Advisors

AB Mauri

Achievement Transition Group Inc.

Ameren Missouri

Anonymous (2)

Elizabeth & Michael Brunt

Paul & Susan Buse

James Butler Esq.

Karla Christian

Ken & Sarah Christian

Charles & Katherine Claggett

Charles & Patricia Erker

Tanya & Bart French

Mark & Gina Golde - Strategies for Growth

Ellen & Warren Hager

Colleen Hennessy

Hope & Richard Horn

Simon and Debbie Igielnick

Jewish Fund for Human Needs

Daniel Kucera & Maria Rivera-Ripoll

Kennett Lehmann

Marilyn May

Corinne & Michael Manchisi

Moneta Group Charitable Foundation

Jane & Kevin Morrell 

Ron Mott

Proper Counsel LLC, Jean Carlos Lopez

Joe & Cindy Roeser

Jerry Rosenblum & Ellen Sherberg

Laura Shaughnessy

Doug & Kathleen Sprong

Sandy Streator

Julie Taylor & John Guest

Donna S. Vince

Anne von der Heyt

Robin & Tim Wentworth

Kristine & Paul Wentzien

Jody Young

Greg Ziegenfuss

Zsolt & Mary Rumy Charitable Foundation


James & Susan Adams

Suzanne Ahlf

Karen Anderson

Kathy Anthony

Randall & Cheryl Balke

Dennis Baricevic

Mark & Susan Barron

Maggie Barton

Belleville Rotary Club

Jennifer Brooks, In Loving Memory of Uncle Leo Zornow

John & Ann Begemann

Sylvia Bennett

Sandy Bequette, in honor of Michael Manchisi

Pierre & Barb Berger, in honor of Katie & Charlie Claggett

Scott Biermann

Jean Birmingham

Marc Boguslaw

Daniel Brennan

Jennifer Brodsky

Jennifer Brooks

JD Brooks, in Memory of Thomas U. Smith, Jr.

Thomas & Jo Brown

Stephanie Browne

Ellen Calder

Paul and Louise Cameron

Anders Carlsson

Robert & Janet Chamberlin

J. Chambers

Anne Chao

Miriam & Allan Clayton

Jennifer Cline, in memory of Donna Wallace Evans

Kay Cochran

Sherri Conrad

Madelon Byrd Croskell

Martin W Daly

Joyce & Danny Daniel

Susan Davidson

Matt & Allison Davis

William Davis

Laureen Di Bisceglie

James & Katharine Dowd

John & Kathryn Dubuque

Emily Duddy

Ellen Eisenberg - In Lvoing Memory of Uncle Leo Zornow

Bonnie & Art Eisenberg-Greene - In Loving Memory of Uncle Leo Zornow

Rita Englund

Karen Enloe - In Loving Memory of Greg McCallum

Madge & Verlin Enloe - In Memory of Greg McCallum

Margaret Erthal

Joan & Pat Esserman

Elizabeth Fagan

Barbara Feiner

Feldenkrais NY4 in Memory of Greg McCallum

Susan Fields

Marcia Finin

Sam Fiorello

James Fitzpatrick

Teresa Flynn

Russell Fogel

Irene Fowle

Lisa Freidhoff

Theresa French

Richard Galos

Robert Garrick

Marguerite Garrick

Rob & Maripat Gatter

Pamela Gempel, in honor of Allen & Jeanette Myers

Kristen Gibbons

Danvis Gibbs

Margaret P Gilleo

Jennifer Glodeck

Jersey Mike's, Greg Godi

Helen Goertz

Kristina M. Goodwin

Cherie Goon

Mark & Michele Gorski

Stephanie Grateke

Ella & Laura Gravis

Richard Greenberg & Clair Schenk

Bill & Lisa Greene

Judy Greenman - In Memory of Greg McCallum

Judy Griffin

Richard Grossman

Theresa Grumke

Susan Hackett

Agi Harkay

Lynn Harmet

Lisa Harter

Ameer Harper

Lisa Harter

Joan Hartley

Residentual Consultants LLC, Barb & Ron Heise

Ronald Himes

Emily Hixson

Gregory & Jane Hoeltzel

Terry Hoffman

William F. Holden & Susan Cox-Holden

Rick & Rosalie Homire

Barry Horn

Kate Huck

Dominic Imgrund

In Memory of Ed VanVoorn

Jill Brown & Jay Indovino Trust

Joanne & Joel Iskiwitch

Patricia Ivey

Chanaya Jacobs, in honor of Graham Sagel

Teresa Jacobson

Gianna Jacobson

Carolyn Janette

Richard Jauer

Stephon Jenkins

Johnson & Johnson

Stan Jones

Terry & Habiba Kasper

Lawrence Katzenstein

Kathleen Kennedy, in honor of Michael Manchisi

William Kerch

Robert, Marcia & Hugh Kern

Patricia Killian 

Harriet & Jeffrey Kopolow

Steven & Dorothy Labounty

Jane Lander

John Lane

Allen & Debra Larson - In Honour of the marriage of Donna Vince & Stephen Feldman

Deborah Lauer

Jane Lawrence

Erica Leisenring

Joe Leverich

Janet Levy

Renee Lewis & Mike Leicht

JCL Accounting, Matt & Amanda Limmer

Sean Lock

Marianne Loftus

Terry Lucas

Carolyn Lumbard

Bevery D Luster

Olivia Manson, in honor of Deborah Manson

Judith Malzone

Peter Manchisi

Olivia Manson

Lauren Markow

Renee Martin

Lauren Matlach

Beth Maurer

Mary McDevitt

Katherine McDonald

The Late Greg McCallum 

Caroline McGlauglin in Memory of Greg McCallum

Mary McGlauglin

Katie McGrath

Teresa McNail

David & Catherine McRae

Ann McReynolds

Patrick Meier

Jim Messina

Claire Meyners

Kathleen Miller, in honor of Veronica Fearneyhough

Elise Miller

Michael Milosevich, in honor of Pat Milosevich

Jo Anne Morrow

Elmira Murphy

Amy Murphy

Cookie Murphy

Dana Myers

Adele Niblack

Carol Noelisch

Kate Nolan

Aaron & Nancy Novack

Jennifer Oertli

Sheila Oliveri, in memory of Alex Townsend

Margaret Ann Olsen

Karen & Tony Olson

Edward Patz

Jennifer Penrod

Susie Pleimann

Gerald & Margaret Poepsel

Debbie Polinsky

Carletta W. Pollard

Shawn Portner

Leigh Pratter, in memory of Michael Friedman

Joyce Price

Beverly Price

Lynn Queathem

Erin Quick

Mary Raichle

Catherine Ramos

Marci Ranger

Bjorn Ranheim

Clark & Anne Reed

Lynn Reid

Lisa Rief, in honor of Michael Manchisi

Randle Richardson

Doug & Sandy Riggs

Tim & Mary-Beth Rodgers - In Memory of Kitty Townsend

Constance Roessler

John Rorris

Sheryl Rose

Robert & Betty Rybacki

Nancy Sall

Jerry Sargent, in honor of Michael Manchisi

Carol Schatz

Lindsey Scheftic In Honor of Alex Townsend.  For David & Kim Garden

Daniel Schene

Samantha Schmiz

Kate Schneider, in honor of Michael Manchisi

Debra Schuster

Oscar Schwartz

Sally Schwarz

Jerry Sears

Suzanne Sebert

Suzy Seldin

Ruth Seldin

Leshay Shabazz

Katherine Silbereich

Jack Sisk & Nancy Breier

Barb Skewes

Kristie Skor

Kayia Smith

Robert Snarrenberg

Marie Spadoni

Cheryl Sparks

Frank Spielberg

Lucie Springmeyer

St. Louis Suzuki Piano Teachers Association, in honor of Steinway Gallery

David Stambaugh, in honor of Frank & Dede Knowles

Joel & Stephani Steele

Pamela J Stevens

Karen Stewart

Meredith Stewart, in honor of Janet Miller

Brad Stone

Jared Stoner

Angelia Strickland

Melissa Strobel

Sally Suder, in memory of Nancy Margarite Newel Orth

Kelly & Susan Sullivan - In Honor of Janice Rohan & Phil Hulse

Tracy Sykes Long

Felice Taub-Joyce

Marcy Test

Cody Tharpe

M Denise Thomas

Cody & Bree Thomas

Susan Thomson

Robin Tremayne

Jeff Truesdell

Stephanie Truetzel

Joseph Tyldesley & Shen Wen

Diana Umali


Michelle Valente

Karen Van Berkel

Jeanne Velders

Laura Veremakis

Alex & Kelly Vergara

Margaret Vogel-Martin

Margartet Voget-Martin in Memory of Greg McCallum

Gary Vonderhaar, in honor of Michael Manchisi

John & Cindy Wallach

Mari Watanabe & Mark Alford

Alan Weber & JoAnn Graziano

F. Joe & Nancy E. Weigand

Nancy & Steven Weinreich

Josephy Weir

Steve Welch

Ali Jean Wells

Scott Wells - In Honour of Greg McCallum

Nancy & Steven Weinreich - In Memory of David S Weinreich & Alex Townsend

Joseph and Emily Weir

Ali Wells

Elizabeth Welsh

Janet Whitty, in honor of Karen & Howie Blessing

Kevin Willkie, in honor of Michael Manchisi

Martha Jean Williamson

Bonnie Wilson

Jason Wilson

Philip Wrobel, in honor of Alex Cooper

Doug Wolfe

Gail C Workman

Philip Wrobel

Jeffrey Wyrick, in honor of Julie Wyrick

Todd Wyrick, in honor of Julie Wyrick

Janet Zachritz

Michelle Zignago

Dave Zornow, in honor of Leo Zornow

If we have inadvertently left off your name, we do apologise -- please contact us at sheena@pianosforpeople.org

Joanna Ackerman

Douglas Armstead

Barbara Arthur

John Avery

Roland Baird

Linda Baylard

Ann Begemann

David and Joyce Binder

Victoria Bohrer

Deb Boswell

Cory Breneman

Melissa Brooks

Tracy Bumb

Marty Chapo

Sandy Chui

Julia Connors

Winfred Crock

David & Camyla Crouch

Erin Davis

Matt & Allison Davis

Todd Decker

Lindsey Derrington

Jan and Bill Eadman

Linda Ellsworth

Avent Episcopal

Michael Foley

Susan Gaffney

Jeff Gamet

Shauna Garside

Kimberly Gatesworth

Shirley Gershen

Jane and Patrick Gibson

Dennis Goskie

Stephanie Gratke

David Gulick

Lisa Harter

Robert Helmkampf

Jane Henchel

Steve Herrmann

Carl Hicks

Nancy Higgins

Kent Hirschfelder

Gayle Holcomb

Andreal Hoosman

Dorthy Howard

Margaret Howard

Nancy Hubbard

Joan Huelsing

Simon Igielnik

Jackson Pianos

Tammy Jensen

Chantelle Dawn Johnson

Marcy Johnson

Martha Johnson

Joy Jolliff

Yuri Kamada

Joseph Kaminsky

Terry Kasper

Susan Katzman

Bill & Doris Koeln

Cassie Kirchner

Cathy Lammert

Richard Landon

Stephanie Latson

Jean Anne Leigh

Carolyn Lynch

Yuri Mada

Ginger Marcus

Edith Madison

Margaux Mays

Mary McGlauglin

Jean Melton

Brenda Mengwasser

Mary Ann Mercante

Beverly Milder

Jim Mohan

Darren Moorehead

Mary Morris

Bryan Murphy

Bake Ottofy

Crystal Owens

Albert Poretti

Shirley Poticha

Leona Price

Mary Randlett and Phil Kowalski

John Schnarre

Sharon Rathert

Debbie Racska

Scott Reed

Doug & Sandy Riggs

Sean Robinson

John Rorris

John Rossi

Pius Ruf

Patrick and David Sahaida

Otisha Samuel

Polly Schrader

David Schaida

Greg Schmelig

Janet Serra

Lutheran Senior Services Rose Hill House

Lisa Sienkiewicz

Lisa Sifford

Jack Sisk & Nancy Breier

Janet and Mike Sloey

Kayia Smith

Linda Spadoni

Lynne Staebell

Steinway St Louis

Robert Sternberg

Steinway Piano Gallery

Karen Stewart

Ruth Stewart

Susan Stough

David & Angelia Strickland

St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation

Third Baptist Church

Debbie Tiefenbruck

Rogers Townsend

Tom and Jeanne Townsend

Laurie Trail

Jeanne Velders

Donna Vince

Christine Warrington

Webster University Community Music School

Alan & JoAnn Weber

Carol Weir

Louise West

Joe Wier

Martin Wilson

Linda Wheatley

Chris White

Ron and Robyn Wilkerson

Lucy Willis

If we have inadvertently left off your name, we do apologise -- please contact us at sheena@pianosforpeople.org

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