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Please help us!

We strive to make music accessible to all students of merit and economic need.

Music education can be expensive!

As a student advances, so do the costs.  Here are some examples of the larger "capital" expenses a student might incur as they progress:
  • $3,000 for private lessons for 1 year
  • $2,500 for an intermediate alto saxophone
  • $2,000 for an intermediate violin
  • $3,500 for the average summer camp
  • $4,000 for an intermediate French Horn
Day-to-day operating costs can also be expensive.  Here are a few examples:
  • $400 to overhaul a woodwind or brass instrument
  • $100 to restring a violin bow
  • $30 for a box of 10 clarinet reeds
  • $25 for 1 oboe reed
  • $40 for a set of percussion mallets

The Music Foundation is a volunteer organization that means that more than 90% of your donation goes directly to support our kids.  Your donation will be used to support 1) private lessons for students who cannot afford them, 2) our annual scholarship competition, and/or 3) to cover other music expenses for students who lack the means to cover the costs (music, supplies, repairs).  If you would like to make a gift directed to a specific cause or need, please contact Joe Duffy, MFGN President, at

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