PIANO EQUALS =
Making Music More Sustainable And Accessible
Music inequality is widening.
Studies that have shown the benefit that music education brings many benefits to children. Despite this, 1 in 5 primary schools in the UK report that they do not have music lessons as part of their curriculum and state schools have reported an average decrease of 21% in music provision over the past 5 years.
Many schools lack the funding to purchase musical essentials and instruments, all the while, hundreds of thousands of perfectly functional pianos, instruments and music books sit idle in homes up and down the UK, waiting for a new home.
We believe this is needs to change. We are asking for your help to allow us to donate as many pianos as possible to local schools, churches and community groups to help enrich as many lives as possible through music.
STEP 1: DONATIONS
Every day, we get requests from people looking to sell or rehome their pianos. Hundreds of thousands of fully functioning pianos sit idle up and down the country. We want to help put them to good use and back into the heart of the community.
If you have an unused piano that you would be willing to donate to Piano Equals, then we want to hear from you! All you need to do is fill out our form and our team will review whether or not we believe the instrument is suitable for donation.
STEP 2: FIND NEW HOMES
We have lists of selected schools, churches, music therapists and community groups who have informed us that they are in need of pianos to help enrich the lives of their local communities.
We contact each group to understand their needs and what they intend to use the instrument for. We then matchmake them with the pianos that people have offered to donate. If you know an organisation, charity or community group desprately in need of a piano, use the form below to apply for a piano to be donated to them.
STEP 3: FUNDRAISING
Moving pianos is hard a specialist job that requires time and money to be done safely. We are asking people to donate what they can to help us deliver as many pianos as possible. The more we raise, the more pianos we are able to deliver!SUPPORT PIANO DONATIONS NEAR YOU
SUPPORT & INSPIRE
Whilst creating our donation scheme, we also noticed that many people were asking us about old sheet music that they would like to donate. So our music library was born!
Designed to help inspire playing by giving students and the community access to an entire library of sheet music, the music library gives many the opportunity to learn and play without needing to purchase multiple books.
Working entirely from donations, the idea is simple. Donate your old books and in exchange, take a new book of your own. Once you are done with the piece, bring it back for someone else to enjoy!
To learn more about donating your old sheet music, click here.
COMMUNITY GROUPS & MEET UPS
Piano in particular has a reputation of being something that is mostly practiced, played and enjoyed alone.
We believe differently and want to help local communities bring together groups of likeminded musicians and piano lovers over a common connection of piano and music, building friendships and a sense of community.
We will help provide structure and support for local communities who are looking to build a piano group in their area.