Many people who love music learned to play music as youth.
Some of us may still play, but have an instrument or two that we’ll never play again. Some may have kept their instruments, stored away and untouched.
While these fond musical memories are in the attic, opportunities for a new generation to learn to play are being challenged by scarce resources of many kinds, including instruments. A lack of an instrument can keep eager students from having the chance to try.
Friday, June 8, starting at 2pm, a convergence of good will visits the Ace Hotel in East Liberty. The D’Addario Foundation, along with “Hungry for Music” project and Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation host an instrument drive.
Starting at 2pm on Friday, they’ll collect gently used instruments to be repaired and shared with music programs in the Pittsburgh area and beyond.
If you have an older instrument that has been just collecting dust, this is a great opportunity to share the gift of music with a deserving student.
The instrument collection day will culminate at 8:30 with a free performance by Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band in the Ace Hotel Gym.
The Ace Hotel is in East Liberty at 120 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
The musical instrument collecting will start at 2pm and continue through the afternoon and evening. The Boilermaker Jazz Band performance runs from 8:30 to 11:30.
For those with instrument donations unable to attend these events, the foundation recommends the web site Instruments in the Cloud, an online giving platform that connects donors directly with classrooms in need.