PIANOS FOR PEOPLE
I have a piano I would like to donate. What are my next steps?
Thank you for your interest in donating a piano to Pianos for People! To donate a piano, please review our acceptance criteria here, and if you think your piano would fulfill our donation requirements, fill out our online application here.
After submitting your application, please allow 3-5 business days to hear from us regarding the status of your application.
If the application is approved, we will contact you to set up an appointment with our piano technician and moving crew. Upon a successful inspection, with no significant structural issues found with the piano, we will move the piano on the day of the inspection.
This process may take up to 1-2 months to complete, and therefore we are unable to arrange for rapid pick-ups, but please contact us if you think you may have an exceptional circumstance.
Does Pianos for People accept organs or other instruments?
Does Pianos for People accept electronic keyboards?
Yes, many of our recipients live in houses without access to an elevator, and would benefit from some sort of practice instrument, even if it’s not an acoustic piano.
Please contact Danny to arrange a drop-off of your keyboard at our location at 3138 Cherokee Street, St. Louis MO 63118.
My piano does not meet your criteria for acceptance, do you have any recommendations?
While we cannot offer formal advice, we suggest asking your piano technician if they might use the piano for parts or restoration. Also, you may find a local piano teacher who has an early student who may benefit from having a piano. You can also check with your local school or church to see if they would like the piano or know of anyone who needs one.
I would like a piano. What are my next steps?
We’re glad you found Pianos for People! Please apply for a piano here. You will need to provide verification of need, which may be your most recent pay stub, proof of federal assistance, or a description of your circumstances.
Can I drop off a piano at your location?
After I donate a piano, do I receive a tax receipt?
Do you take grand pianos?
Yes, we occasionally accept grand pianos if they meet our criteria for acceptance.
How do I find out the age of my piano?
Why don’t you accept all pianos?
Do you accept sheet music and other music donations?
We do accept sheet music donations on a limited basis. Please call us at (314) 285-5852 to speak with Kayia about your potential donation.
How do I apply for piano lessons?
Are the piano lessons free?
If my income is too high for the free tuition, can my child still attend the piano school?
What is the youngest age a child can begin piano lessons at your school?
Do you offer piano lessons to adults?
Yes, we do offer adult beginner group piano classes. Presently we only offer them at the South St. Louis City location, but we hope to add a class at our Ferguson, MO location in 2020.