Find Your Music Match

Thank you for looking to help Colorado’s students gain access to instruments and instruction. Your donation may help foster a life-long love of music! Please use the resource below to identify music needs in your community. If you find a match, contact the educator listed in the post directly. Note: Take Note Colorado is unable to respond to match inquiries.

If you are interested in donating a used instrument, please ensure that it is in good usable condition or please have it repaired/refurbished before you donate it. Instruments in poor condition make it difficult to perform and are often frustrating for the learner.

 

Thank you for contributing to increasing access to musical instruments and instruction for Colorado students!

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Rose Hill ElementaryContact:TannerHomaEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 287-01636900 East 58th Avenue
Commerce City 80003
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Description of the music need:

School is title 1 and doesn't have a lot of money. We have a music budget but a lot of that goes into resources and supplies for class. We could really use a smart board projector that turns your white board into a smart board as well as some off instruments and guitars.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Other
Instrument Types
  • Elementary Needs
Elementary Needs
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
Carreer Education Center (CEC)Contact:ChristopherGuillotEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 910-53592650 Eliot Street
Denver 80211
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Description of the music need:

We need some instruments to record! Also would like to start a Rock Band class or club. Would also like to start a percussion ensemble.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Modern Band
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Mallets: Marimba
  • Mallets: Other
  • Auxiliary Percussion
  • Drumset
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Drumset
  • Cajon
Alsup ElementaryContact:SarahEhlyEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 853-57257101 Birch Street
Commerce City 80022
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Description of the music need:

We are starting a modern band program and have keyboards and Orff instruments to spare, but no other instruments! We need the basic instruments to get started and stands/guitar hangers to store them.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Drumset
John H AmesseContact:ScottSlayEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(850) 261-59545440 Scranton St
Denver 80239
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Description of the music need:

I would like resources and maybe a performance at my school to support the creation and growth of our new modern band program.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Cajon
Escuela de GuadalupeContact:AdamRamirezEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 964-0816660 Julian St.
Denver 80204
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Description of the music need:

Escuela was founded in 1999 in North Denver as a response to the community’s frustration high dropout rates and increasingly frequent incidents of youth violence and teen pregnancy. Today, we are located in southwest Denver and are proud to serve a diverse body of bilingual, multicultural learners from across the socioeconomic spectrum. By making high quality, culturally-relevant education financially accessible to families through the Denver metro area, Escuela works hard to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential regardless of their economic status. At Escuela de Guadalupe, we believe that music education and

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Modern Band
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
Rifle Middle SchoolContact:JacobMahowaldEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(970) 665-7663753 Railroad Ave
Rifle, CO 81650
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Description of the music need:

Our school doesn't have any working euphoniums (we do have one, but it is close to beyond-repair), and I'd love to have at least three so that I can fill in the low brass section of my bands. I would also like to start a pep band / marching band, which means it would be nice to have a sousaphone. Finally, we do not have a marimba or vibraphone for our program---I have missed these color instruments already, and it would be very nice to fill in my percussion section for the coming years.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
Brass
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Mallets: Marimba
  • Mallets: Vibraphone
Jennifer StineContact:JenniferStineEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(720) 886-700614188 East Briarwood Avenue
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Centennial 80112
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Description of the music need:

Cherry Creek School District’s Prairie Middle and Overland High are situated on the same campus and are two of the most diverse schools in the state of Colorado. Prairie has more than 1,760 students who come from 70 countries and speak 40 languages. Demographics of students are: 38% Hispanic, 25% Black, 24% White, and 13% Mixed Race or Other. Additionally, 71% receive free or reduced lunch indicating a high percentage of students whose families are either at or below the federal poverty level threshold. Overland has 2,400 students in grades ninth through12th with: 28% African-American, 37% Hispanic, 23% Caucasian, and 12%

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Orchestral Strings
Brass
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
DSST: College View High SchoolContact:JoseCampuzanoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(720) 257-37873111 W Dartmouth Ave
Denver 80236
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Description of the music need:

I am directing a music arranging class with an average of about twenty students per trimester. We have a total of seven instruments for the entire class. The goal each trimester is for students to pick a song in their respective genre group and they spend class time (estimated 40 mins) learning their song bit by bit to perform for their peers at their Electives Showcase at the end of each trimester.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Modern Band
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Auxiliary Percussion
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • Cajon
Northridge High SchoolContact:WendyNurtonEmail hidden; Javascript is required.100 71st Ave
Greeley 80631
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Description of the music need:

We are a ~70% minority school in a high refugee and migrant area. 50% of our students are free and reduced lunch and cannot afford to rent instruments. I am the new director of Performing Arts and was left with the vast majority of my instruments not in working order. I do not have enough instruments to put in the hands of students who need them

We need:
  • Accompaniment
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Specify an instrument(s) for accompanimentChoir Performances
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Orchestral Strings
Brass
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
Woodwinds
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Oboe
Orchestral Strings
  • Viola
Charles Hay World SchoolContact:AbbyJayneEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 761-24331221 E Eastman Ave.
Englewood 80113
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Description of the music need:

Modern Band is a new school based music program that utilizes popular music as its central canon. Modern band teaches students to perform the music they know and love and to compose and improvise. Styles that are studied include rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, rhythm & blues, electronic dance music, and other contemporary styles as they emerge. Modern Band also utilizes (but is not limited to) the musical instruments that are common to these genres: guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice and technology. We are very fortunate to have some instruments that were donated to our classroom; however, they do not have

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Other
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • Cajon
Denver Science and TechnologyContact:RobynDinoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 880-61982000 Valencia street
Denver 80238
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Description of the music need:

We have a very limited budget and some older guitars that need attention and are also hard for the kids to play. Our goal is to have a working guitar in every learners hands.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
Kathy AzariContact:KathyAzariEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(970) 405-88294324 9th Street
Greeley 80634
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Description of the music need:

we have a music requirement at Brentwood middle school, however, we are at a loss for instruments.

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
  • Performance space for concerts
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Orchestral Strings
Brass
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
Woodwinds
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Bass Drum
  • Timpani
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
Sterling High SchoolContact:AnnetteLambrechtEmail hidden; Javascript is required.407 W. Broadway
Sterling 80751
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Description of the music need:

We have a full music department with a very limited budget. We are struggling with aging instruments, chairs and music stands.

We need:
  • Accompaniment
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
  • Volunteering in a music class
  • Other
Specify an instrument(s) for accompanimentPiano and Percussion
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Modern Band
  • Elementary Needs
  • Other
Brass
  • French Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
Woodwinds
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Timpani
  • Auxiliary Percussion
  • Drumset
Orchestral Strings
  • Bass
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • Ukulele
  • Drumset
Elementary Needs
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
Other
  • Microphones
  • P.A. Equipment
  • Tablets
Instrument and/or Classroom Accessories

Music Stands and new chairs for music classes

Carmel Middle SchoolContact:Paul DeNardoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.1740 Pepperwood Drive
Colorado Springs 80910
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Description of the music need:

We have a brand new music program this year and have been making great progress with donated instruments however we are in need of repairs, volunteers and people to help with sectional lessons. We have a healthy budget for next year however it will not cover cleaning and repairs.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Woodwinds
Woodwinds
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Oboe
Mackintosh AcademyContact:Sharon MuenchEmail hidden; Javascript is required.7018 S Prince St
Littleton 80120
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Description of the music need:

Any Orff instruments, resonator bells, hand drums, ukulele, or percussion instruments would be greatly appreciated. All 115 of our students participant in music class throughout the year and we do not have enough of any instrument for a class set.

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Performance space for concerts
Instrument Types
  • Elementary Needs
Elementary Needs
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
  • Other
North High SchoolContact:Allison DavisEmail hidden; Javascript is required.2960 Speer Blvd
Denver 80221
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Description of the music need:

The North Instrumental Music Department is seeking volunteers and guest artists to work with our band, jazz, band, drumline, and orchestra. We would love to have any local musicians come out to work with the students here at North. We are also in need of some physical equipment, such as a baritone saxophone, bass guitar, and guitar amp cables. We welcome any instrument, music, or equipment donations you may have to offer. Thank you for your considerations, and thank you for supporting music in our schools!

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Woodwinds
  • Modern Band
  • Other
Woodwinds
  • Baritone Saxophone
Modern Band
  • Electric Bass
Other
  • P.A. Equipment
Denver Language SchoolContact:Camilla ModesittEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 557-0852451 Newport Street
Denver 80202
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Description of the music need:

DLS is a K-8 charter school with 750 students (next year we are projected to have 825). We are committed to educating the whole child, which includes, among other things, offering music regularly. In this effort, we provide music to all our students every week (or twice a week, depending on the schedule). Our K-5 students have music education with a dedicated music teacher, using the McGraw Hill Music Studio curriculum. Our grades 6-8 students enjoy a variety of music electives; jazz band, band, orchestra, guitar, jazz guitar, and choir. We are proud to offer music education to our students,

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Mallets: Xylophone
  • Mallets: Chimes
  • Auxiliary Percussion
Denver North High SchoolContact:Katy LushmanEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(720) 423-27002960 N Speer Blvd
Denver 80211
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Description of the music need:

Denver North High School is always in need of volunteers and guest artists to work with our students. We have found that student engagement increases when they are learning a wide variety of music styles, and so we welcome music artists of all genres to work with our kids. We have students interested in styles ranging from Mariachi to hip-hop and everything in between. We also have a Music Production class and welcome volunteers and guest artists who have knowledge of Ableton and other music production software. Volunteers with a more traditional choral background are always needed to lead sectionals

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Performance space for concerts
  • Volunteering in a music class
TimberlineContact:Tung PhamEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 772-7900233 East Mountain View Ave.
Longmont 80504
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Description of the music need:

Growing music program in need of resources.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Woodwinds
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Modern Band
  • Mariachi
Woodwinds
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Bassoon
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
Mariachi
  • Guitarron
  • Vihuela
Skyline High SchoolContact:Priscilla ArasakiEmail hidden; Javascript is required.600 East Mountain View Ave
Longmont 80504
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Description of the music need:

Skyline High School has a growing Orchestra program. As we get more students involved in the program, our need for instruments also increases. The majority of the students in the program borrow an instrument from the school, which is why our demand continues to grow. The majority of the students do not take private lessons, so guest clinicians that can offer individual lesson or sectional time would also be greatly appreciated to help raise the performance quality of the group.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Cello
Trevista ElementaryContact:Mila HossainEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(516) 408-83554130 Navajo St
Denver 80211
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Description of the music need:

The City Year team at Trevista Elementary is seeking support with an enrichment program focused on Music. Trevista is unable to provide music classes for its students due to budgetary restrictions therefore, the City Year team is hoping to provide that experience. We would very much appreciate any kind of support Take A Note could provide, including but not limited to: instruments/resources, guests to come in and teach our students, performers, etc.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
  • Other
Instrument Types
  • Elementary Needs
Elementary Needs
  • Recorders
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
  • Other
Westminster Academy for International StudiesContact:Amanda PearoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.7842 Irving Street
Westminster 80030
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Description of the music need:

We are seeking international instruments from any country. We have a small number that circulate throughout the district but we are looking for donated instruments that can live at our school for international studies. Instruments do not necessarily need to be playable but we'd love to have a selection for children to touch so they can gain some concrete experience.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Other
Greeley West High School/Chappelow K-8Contact:Tom NugentEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(970) 412-00502401 35th Ave
Greeley 80634
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Description of the music need:

We have a bass that is in need of repair, but budget prohibits getting it fixed. We also have a few students sharing violas and violins between the three Orchestras and would love to allow students (free and reduced lunch) to be able to have full access to them!

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Bass
Aurora Central High SchoolContact:James JensenEmail hidden; Javascript is required.11700 E 11th Ave
Aurora 80010
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Description of the music need:

Hello! I am the Instrumental Music Director at Aurora Central High School in north Aurora, Colorado. Last year, we started a new class focused on teaching students modern band instruments like guitar, bass, drumset, and keyboard. Due to the popularity of this class, we have maxed out the number of students that can participate and play each day. Your donation would help put an instrument in the hands of a passionate young person and make a big difference in their life. Thank you for your help in making sure that every student in Colorado Chas access to a great music

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Drumset
  • Cajon
Laredo Child Development CenterContact:Jessica SmithEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 363-04841420 Laredo St
Aurora 80011
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Description of the music need:

We are a preschool in Aurora Public Schools that serves 3-5 year old students. Because of the age of our students, it is difficult for us to leave our school. We work hard to bring enrichments to our school so our children have the opportunity to experience the world around them. We have strong connections within the community and would love the opportunity to bring music into our building. Our kids engage in music and movement throughout the day and this would be a wonderful extension to our curriculum.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
Green MountainContact:Carla HawleyEmail hidden; Javascript is required.13175 West Green Mountain Drive
Lakewood 80228
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Description of the music need:

Hi! I am the director of the Orchestra for all of the Green Mountain Articulation area. That includes Green Mountain High School, Dunstan Middle School, and 5 elementary schools. We are in need of a handful of string instruments for students to play that cannot afford the rental/purchase fees of instruments. I am hoping to expand our orchestra program and the cost of instruments is prohibitive for some families. Thanks for your consideration!

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass