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Instrument Giving

We donate instruments to in-need schools, community organisations, families and individuals across Australia.

In need of an instrument? Express your interest today.


Simply for Strings oversees its own instrument donation program. We provide schools and community organisations in need with quality string instruments that have been donated by generous members of the public and suppliers. Simply for Strings takes care of the setup, repair or restoration of instruments before carefully packaging and shipping them to new homes. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to experience the gift of music. With the incredible support of our local community and the Australian public, we are helping make this core value a reality.

Since the program began, we've received instruments from all over Australia, although the first instruments were from the Brisbane region, we have since received instruments from every state in Australia - even Tasmania! To date, Simply for Strings has completed repairs on our donated instruments totaling upwards of $30,000. So far we have rehomed almost 1,000 instruments including violins, violas and cellos.


How You Can Help

Do you have an unused instrument at home? Send your instrument to us at the Old Church, or drop them to us in-store. We'll take care of the rest. When our program began, we put the word out to our local community to donate any unwanted or retired violins, violas, cellos or double basses - and the response was been truly overwhelming. We send a big thanks to our community for their on-going support of our donation program.

Each time an instrument is donated, our team of luthiers has the task of individually assessing each instrument to bring it back to its playing potential. Many of the instruments need a lot of TLC. Simply for Strings provides the materials (strings, bows, rosin, bridges) and the know-how to get the instruments in their best condition before being donated to new owners.


How We Donate Instruments

Since our Instrumental Giving program began, our net has widened to include disadvantaged families, regional communities and organisations, and schools, within Australia and as far-flung as Vanuatu. This expansion was due to the realisation that the accessibility of music programs in regional areas of Australia is limited. Due to the sheer amount of instruments donated to us, we are able to broaden the reach of our instrument donation program.

If you are a school or organisation in need of instruments, please express your interest to our friendly team, via this link. Your information will remain confidential and we'll do our best to connect you with an instrument. To talk with a member of our team and get more information, visit our contact page and get in touch with the Simply for Strings team.


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