Do you have a previously well-loved instrument that no longer gets the attention it deserves? ‘Play it forward’ with the KDFC Instrument Drive November 8th through the 19th.

We’re partnering with Music in Schools Today to round up those lonely instruments resting in your closet or garage and put them in the hands of deserving kids who will truly enjoy bringing the music back to life. We have drop-off times and locations throughout the Bay Area. Check out all our locations below. Thanks for helping our kids experience the joy of music-making with your generous donation to the KDFC instrument drive!

How You Can Help

Your unused instrument can make a world of difference to a child. Please bring your instruments to one of the drop-off locations listed below during the KDFC Instrument Drive. Drop-off location hours, addresses, contact information and more are listed below. To learn more about how Music in Schools Today helps support and develop music education programs, click here.

List of Drop-Off Locations:

Music at Kohl Mansion
2750 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 762-1130
Drop-Off Hours: Tue – Thu, 10am – 4pm, or by appointment

Danville Music
115 Town and Country Dr E
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 743-0898
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 11am – 7pm | Sat, 10am – 5pm | Sun, 12pm – 4pm

Allegro Music
Walnut Plaza, 3115 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-3500
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Thurs, 10am – 9pm | Fri, 10am – 8pm | Sat, 10am – 5pm | Sun, 12pm – 5pm

Menlo Park
Bridgepoint Music
657 Oak Grove Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 326-7600
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm | Sat, 10am – 5pm

Mountain View
West Valley Music
262 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: (650) 961-1566
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 8pm | Sun, 10am – 5pm

Music Connection
2425 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 259-8565
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Thu, 3pm – 5:30pm

Oakland School for the Arts
1920 Telegraph Oakland
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 873-8800
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm | Closed: Fri, 11/10
*Note: Please leave donation with security

East Bay Center for Performing Arts
339 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: (510) 221-6355
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 4pm – 9pm | Sat, 9am – 3pm

San Francisco
Music in Schools Today
582 Market Street, Suite 213
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 392-9010
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, or by appointment

San Francisco
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 647-6015
*Note: November 12 – 19 only
Drop-Off Hours: Sun (11/12), 9am – 2pm | Mon (11/13) – Th (11/16), 9am – 8p | Fri (11/17), 9am – 5pm | Sat (11/18), 9am – 4pm | Sun (11/19) 9am – 2pm

San Jose
School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue (Alum Rock exit off HWY 101)
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: (408)794-6250
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 4:30pm

San Rafael
Marin Symphony Association
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite 409c
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 479 – 8100
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Sonoma Valley High School
20000 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 933-4010 ex. *5266
Drop-Off Hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 3pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sort of instruments are you accepting?
A: We’re happy to accept almost any gently used instrument from acoustic guitars to xylophones.

Q: Are there any instruments you aren’t accepting?
A: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept pianos, organs, drum kits and other large instruments that cannot be carried by hand. We also cannot accept recorders at this time. Instruments that are in very poor cosmetic and playing condition, or that can’t be used by schools, may be auctioned and proceeds will go towards the repair fund to clean/repair instruments that require refurbishment.

Q: Where can I drop-off my instrument?
A: Please take a look at our drop-off locations above to find what is closest to you.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: It sure is! To receive a receipt of your, please fill out this form.

Q: What’s Music in Schools Today?
A: Music in Schools Today is a non-profit organization that supports and develops music education programs that increase student achievement. You can learn more about them and their mission here.

Still Have Questions?

Have any questions? Please feel free to call (415) 546-8710 or email us here.