PIANOS FOR PEOPLE
AT A GLANCE
Pianos for People inspires successful futures by providing free access to the transformational power of the piano. For families and individuals with limited resources, we break down financial barriers and leverage the piano as a gateway to empowerment, community and self-esteem.
In an environment of support, inclusiveness and equality, we do this four ways:
Inspiration: Free Pianos
Education: Free Lessons and Workshops
Community: Free Special Events
Enrichment: Free Summer Music Camps
Since December 2012, Pianos for People has sourced, serviced and delivered over 260 free pianos to people, non-profits and underfunded schools and families, who could not otherwise afford one. To date we have served over 10,000 people through this program.
In addition to music education, we stress personal growth and empowerment, including confidence building, self-discipline and a sense of pride.
Our free summer music camps run for six weeks over the summer, offering a quality program for more than 150 youth during those critical out-of-school hours.
We are an integral part of the St. Louis piano ‘economy’ — we are a major and consistent employer of piano teachers; camp counsellors and interns; piano technicians and moving companies. We have rescued many pianos from landfills.
Super Theory Saturdays, Piano Slams, Recitals and the PFP Music Festival are just a few of the free community events we offer throughout the year. These are opportunities for us to bring the community together, as well as engage new potential students.
Success in significantly growing and diversifying our income streams demonstrates that our passion and commitment is backed by organizational and strategic strength.
DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE POPULATION WE SERVE
of our students are African-American, 14% Hispanic or Latino and the remainder represent a variety of backgrounds
of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch
have household income less than $25,000 and the remainder has an income between $25,000 – $34,000
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2017 ST. LOUIS ARTS AWARDS ARTS INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
from the Arts & Education council of Greater St. Louis
National coverage by
PEOPLE.COM AND NBC SUNDAY TODAY
LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
for marketing outreach
MONSANTO “GROW ST. LOUIS”