Music, the learning of a musical instrument and the participation in a group ensemble, brings benefits to a student and their family that can be immeasurable. Unfortunately, opportunities for children in remote and rural areas can be few and the purchase of musical instruments beyond their family’s means.
Gift of Music, an initiative of Rural Aid, came about from a request for help from a number of rural schools, for musical instruments.
We’re confident that there are thousands of instruments across Australia, under beds or in cupboards, that aren’t being used. So we’re asking all Australians who have an instrument not in use, to donate it so we can share the resources around. If you would like to help Gift of Music with a cash donation, we will put this towards the purchase of instruments that are on teachers’ request lists and/or the repair of useful donated instruments.
The gift of music can change a child’s life. The gift of an instrument to a rural school in need, can change many children’s lives.
If you would like to find out how you can help, please visit GIFT OF MUSIC website.