Our Mission: To empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of under-served children in local communities through life changing musical experiences.

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Many families have spare instruments that have been outgrown or have been gathering dust for years. We have an instrument collection program that connects unused instruments with children who are eager to learn, but unable to purchase one of their own.

We accept donations of gently-used guitars, amps, ukuleles, and keyboards, as well as band and orchestral instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition. They will be refurbished and sent to school music programs. We do not accept pianos, organs or accordions. If you are unsure, please ask and we can tell you if we are able to accept your instrument.

Please complete and include our downloadable instrument donation form in the instrument case and drop off at any of our Mason Music studios. Be sure to make a copy of the completed form for your records, as the current estimated value of the instrument placed by you will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. A professional appraisal will need to be provided to us for any instrument valued over $5,000. For more information, visit Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property.

We always like to know the history of the instrument and how you decided to donate it to us so please include that information. If you have any questions, please give us a call or e-mail info@masonmusicfoundation.org.

Mason Music Foundation

Mason Music Foundation Founder Sarah Mason and Executive Director Jeanette Hightower

Mason Music Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that shapes the lives of low income children as well as children with developmental disabilities through the power of music. Our innovative program offers children in Birmingham an opportunity to express themselves through creative endeavors. We actively collaborate with community partners to more holistically serve these children and help them excel in their respective environments.




Mason Music Foundation: Jeanette

Mason Music Foundation is dedicated to providing the low income population and those with developmental disabilities with musical opportunities including music education, private and group instruction, and chances to perform. This is achieved through strategic partnerships with local schools, nonprofits, and private individuals. Through these unique services we believe major developments occur such as essential listening and motor skills, individual emotional and mental growth, expansion of self-confidence, acquisition of perseverance and self-discipline, and embracement of responsibility. Our goal is to provide these invaluable services at a greatly reduced cost, yet rich with creativity. Our lesson fees are calculated using an income-based sliding scale. Fill out our new student sign up form above and we will get in touch with you with more information.