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Helping connect used pianos with the next generation of music lovers

Beginning in Summer 2015, the Erie Philharmonic launched a program donating pianos to schools and community centers across the region. With the start of our 2017-18 season, we our opening up this donation program to now include individuals as well.  

Interested parties must fill out the donation request form (link above).  All individuals who request a piano donation must be taking lessons privately or through a school/after-school program.

The Philharmonic will cover all moving expenses as well the cost of one initial tuning for the piano.  Please call 455.1375 with all questions.


A gift of $250 today helps to offset the direct cost of this program for the Philharmonic. The cost of moving and tuning of each piano are real expenses incurred by the orchestra.

Even if you don't have a piano to donate, your support of $250 can make a donation like this possible for a student in need!  Choose Piano Donation Fund from the drop down menu on the "Donate Now" page:

Sponsors

Anonymous
Cascade Park Club


Piano Donation Recipients



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Practice makes perfect!

Masha and Ulyana performing at an Erie Music Teachers Association (EMTA) concert in November


Dear Erie Phil,

Taylor has been my piano student for about a year. She is very self-motivated in learning how to play; she is doing quite well with her lessons. At home, Taylor only had a keyboard to practice on and her mother had expressed interest in getting a real piano. She is now the recipient of a piano donated to her by the Erie Philharmonic. She will greatly benefit from this gift of music given to her. Thank you very much Erie Phil!
— Lesley Lopez, Taylor's piano teacher

Dear Steve,

I just learned through my student, Rachel Karr, that the Erie Phil delivered a piano to her on Tuesday. She told me last night, at her lesson— she came in beaming! I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into making this happen— it’s a logistical process as well as a philanthropic one, and I can just imagine the time, dedication, and coordination that went into making it happen. I can tell you that we celebrated at Rachel’s lesson yesterday by giving her a brand new piece of music to learn, one that sounds quite big and impressive— to complement her new sound at the instrument. Also, yesterday was the first time she came in and was able to actually pedal correctly— she had been learning on an electronic keyboard before and pedaling was just beyond us. But we licked the problem in one session yesterday— solved! And it’s all because she has a real instrument to work with.

Thank you again for your generosity.
— Linda Kobler, Rachel's piano teacher

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Are you looking for a piano?

Whether a school, community center or individual, fill out this donation request form and we'll work on connecting you with an instrument today!


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Do you have a piano that needs a home?

Moving?  Downsizing?  Fill out our donation form and we'll work on finding a new home for your instrument.


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Piano Donation Form

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Piano Donation Form


Have a piano to donate?  Use this form.


Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Any helpful and/or historical information about your piano.
Stairs *
Will the movers need to move the piano up or down a staircase? Please note - in most cases, we are not able to accept pianos that require being moved up or down an entire floor. Front stairs and entry ways are not a problem - please be specific in the notes field.
Do you have a moving or house-closing deadline?
Sponsor Your Piano *

Please note - by submitting this form, the Erie Philharmonic does not guarantee to be able to accept your piano.  Pianos will be donated on a first come, first served basis.  Pianos must be well maintained and in working order.  


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Piano Donation Request Form

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Piano Donation Request Form


Are you looking for a piano?  Use this form.


Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Where and with whom are you studying piano?
In 3-4 sentences, tell us what this donation would mean to you.
Stairs *
Will the movers need to move the piano up or down a staircase? Please note - in most cases, we are not able to donate pianos that require being moved up or down an entire floor. Front stairs and entry ways are not a problem - please be specific in the notes field.