Transforming lives, one student at a time


Donate by Check

Please make checks out to Music Haven and mail to:

Music Haven
315 Peck Street, Box A10

New Haven, CT 06513

Music Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Donate an Instrument

To donate a violin, viola, or cello, click here.

Your gift makes music, builds community, and provides opportunity.


How your donations gets used...

$7,000 . . .

Covers the full cost of one advanced student for an entire year — one-on-one and group lessons, instruments (including upkeep, strings, and other supplies), participation in our orchestra, Harmony in Action, and in student chamber groups, concert trips, workshops, support in auditioning for selective summer music programs, mentorship from our professional resident musicians, and leadership development opportunities.

$5,000 . . .

Covers the annual cost for one beginner student to participate in our program for one year, inlcuding one-on-one and group lessons, instruments (including upkeep, strings, and other supplies), music theory classes, concert trips, workshops, guest artists, and mentorship from our professional resident musicians and older Music Haven students.

$2,500 . . .

Provides one-on-one lessons for a student for the year — half-hour lessons for our beginners and as much as an hour per week of individual instruction by our world-class Resident Musician teachers for our advanced students.

$2,000 . . .

Covers the cost of a community concert and “instrument petting zoo” by the Haven String Quartet, with the assistance of our High School Fellows—at each free community concert held in library branches and other neighborhood spaces, dozens of kids (and adults!) have the opportunity to not only hear and see classical chamber music up close, but also try a string instrument for the first time with the assistance of our world-class professional musicians and their students.

$1,500 . . .

Covers the cost of one of our Studio Recitals, at which all Music Haven students have the chance to shine in front of their families, friends, neighbors, and the community.

$1,200 . . .

Covers the cost per year for a student in our one-on-one after-school lessons program to participate in our youth chamber orchestra, Harmony In Action, including transportation to concerts, healthy snacks, guest performances and guest speakers, equipment, and teaching and support staff.

$500 . . .

Covers the annual cost of a student instrument, including supplies and upkeep.

$100 . . .

Covers the cost of strings and supplies for one student for a year.


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