Why Give?

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all arts are the keys to learning.”


When you give to Classics for Kids, you provide innumerable benefits to children that they carry into their other life and academic experiences:

  • The joy and pride of doing something well
  • Improved self-discipline and coordination
  • Improved learning and success in school
  • Immersion in the great classical music culture

Our philosophy is simple: we believe that playing a stringed instrument can transform a child, giving them experiences and skills that can help make them more successful in life.

To help realize this ideal, we support strings programs serving kids across the United States through our matching grants for beautiful new instruments. These quality instruments inspire kids to practice more, stay involved with their strings programs, and reap the many life benefits that this exposure brings. Teachers benefit not only from excited, engaged kids, but also through instruments that are easier to work with and maintain, improving both the classroom environment and the educational experience for their students. Public schools, community music schools and youth orchestras are just some of our partners.

The Giving Equation