We are committed to breaking down the financial and logistical barriers that prevent those who are disadvantaged from accessing the many and well-documented benefits of playing the piano.
Access to a piano provides a feeling of accomplishment through a creative outlet. This is a feeling that should never be limited to those in a certain income bracket.

Founded in December 2012, Pianos for People delivered its first piano in our first month, and we have now sourced, serviced, and delivered over 300 quality pianos to people and community organizations all over the St. Louis metropolitan area. At our Free Piano School on Cherokee Street, which opened in November 2014, we provide access to over 160 regular students – a number which continues to grow, particularly with the opening of our first satellite studio in Ferguson in October 2016.

Our work has extended beyond Free Pianos and Free Piano Lessons, to free summer Piano Camps and special community-building opportunities, which bring people together around the piano. To date, we have served over 7,000 people.

Thank you for considering a generous tax-deductible donation to help us continue this important work.

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

If you would like to discuss making a donation or a bequest, please contact Matt Brinkmann, Executive Director at 314 285 5852 or email


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Your donations help us continue to share the transformative power of music with those who need it most.

Sponsor a child in private piano lessons for a year $1,000
Deliver a refurbished, in-tune piano to a new family or school $750
Allow a child to participate in group lessons for a year $500
Enable a young person to attend our free summer music camps for a week $250
Keep our pianos in tune at Pianos for People $100
Give a student his or her own, brand new piano books to keep. Or supports one of our community events $50

Other: Any donation in any amount is appreciated!