A Steinway piano is an incredible and unique item for any charity event or auction and a Steinway appraisal may be necessary to ensure the piano is valued properly for bidding. Musical instruments, especially if they have a unique or interesting history, can draw bids of thousands of dollars and Steinway pianos have helped many charities raise money and continue their important work.
Of course, one can also donate a piano to an educational institution as an in kind gift and receive a valuable tax deduction. A fair trade for both parties. If you are interested in donating a Steinway piano in New York we recommend the following charities and schools doing great work for those in need, with a little help from pianos:
Ten O’Clock Classics has auctioned off Steinway pianos signed by celebrities such as Billy Joeland Justin Timberlake. The proceeds from the auctions have benefited the organization’s music education program. The group gives music lessons and instruments to children in Harlem and The Bronx.
Sing For Hope was the organization responsible for the celebrated “Play Me, I’m Yours” campaignthroughout NYC which placed pianos in public places for the enjoyment of all.
The Juilliard School is New York’s premier school for musical and arts education. It trains the musicians of the future and boasts many notable pianists among its alumni ranks.
The Manhattan School of Music is another amazing music school located in Morningside Heights, down the street from Columbia University. Its alumni list includes several well known pianists including Harry Connick Jr. and Billy Joel.