Support Our Students

Thank you to our incredible partners, supporters, sponsors, and donors! Your support helps hundreds of students in under-resourced communities stay focused and engaged in making music.

By making a financial contribution, donating a string instrument, or booking a small ensemble from A Gift for Music, you are joining an energetic community of supporters who believe in the power of music to change lives.


Financial Gifts

Did you know that your donation of $100 can sponsor a student with weekly after-school group violin classes? Thanks to the leverage of our supporters, that is exactly what your gift can do.


Book a Small Ensemble

Our students perform all over Central Florida for community events, working together on their team-building skills, and exploring the connectivity of sound in new and exciting ways! Are you interested in having a String Quartet play for your next event? A Gift for Music has small ensemble groups available to play for financial donations.

To receive more information on booking a small ensemble performance, contact us.

Instrument and Supply Donations

Do you have a string instrument that could use a new home? Let us know!

A Gift for Music is in constant need of string instruments and supplies for students to practice in the classroom and at home.

We gladly accept the following gently used instruments and supplies:

  • Violins
  • Violas
  • Cellos
  • Double Bass
  • Chin Rests
  • Tuners
  • Rosin
  • String Sheet Music

To schedule your donation drop-off, please contact us.


Thank you to our incredible partners, supporters, sponsors and donors! Your support helps hundreds of under-resourced youth stay focused and engaged in making music.

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“Whatever event in life we go through, there are a thousand years’ worth of music written by people who might’ve felt the same.”

Zulieka, A Gift For Music Student

“So excited my child gets to learn violin because I always wanted to learn and couldn’t afford the classes. Great to see it’s free and the violins are provided. She knows how to play the piano and I’m so eager to add violin to her music experience. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity on her behalf. I appreciate the fact that she can participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks sincerely.”

A Gift For Music Parent

“I’m getting to see these kids and instilling this new beginning in their lives that, hey, here’s new music and here’s a new avenue you can approach, and not just music on the radio, but something you can actively do to increase your own abilities.”

César, A Gift For Music Instructor and former student

“My words of wisdom for incoming AGFM students is to just be your truest self because you’re going to love every second.”

Lucy, A Gift For Music Student

“We take a lot of classes on teaching in school, we learn how to teach, but we don’t get a lot of hands-on classroom experience until our senior year. But thanks to A Gift For Music, I have had hands-on teaching experience since my freshman year. Working with the After-School program and Saturday strings, I get to make my own lesson plans, teach techniques, teach songs. It has been a true blessing and I feel so much better prepared now to teach than I would have without AGFM.”

Maddy, A Gift For Music Instructor and University of Central Florida Student

“Some words of wisdom for incoming students is to never give up, as cliché as that sounds, if it seems like something is frustrating you in the music, that means that you’re trying and you should keep up with that momentum. Never give up.”

Champ, A Gift For Music Student