Keys 4/4 Kids is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that re-purposes used, donated pianos in ways that promote a love of music in our community. We do this in three very tangible ways.
The first way is through our Piano Placement program. Every year, we seek to distribute twelve to twenty-four pianos free of charge to struggling families or organizations that need a quality instrument. We clean, repair, tune and deliver the pianos at no charge. We believe that a real piano is the foundation of a musical home. If you, or someone you know, would like more information on our Piano Placement program, or would like to apply, you can follow the link here!
The second way we impact the community is through our retail store. Yes, we sell pianos! The proceeds from the sales are used to support a variety of music and arts endeavors in the Twin Cities area. For instance, we provide instruments to artistic organizations for performances, we bring pianos to events for the public to play, and we sponsor music performance events in our community.
The third way we strive to make meaningful change is with our (somewhat famous) Pianos On Parade program. Every summer we work in conjunction with cities, community organizations, schools and private sponsors to place as many brightly painted, working pianos onto street corners in the metro area and beyond. These instruments are available for public use, and hopefully enjoyed by everyone who encounters them!
So that’s us! Please reach out to us if you have questions about donating your piano, buying a piano, or you’re interested in volunteering or supporting our organization.
Are you in the market for an affordable acoustic upright or grand piano?
The business of collecting, refurbishing, and selling old pianos continued to gain momentum. By late 2011, Keys 4/4 Kids had expanded to Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO.
In 2017, Keys 4/4 Kids began expanding program activities to several other national markets across the United States. We hope to share the power of music and the arts with more people and communities in the coming years.