Keys + Kids

2016 Keys + Kids Piano Grant Program

Pianos often serve as the nucleus for many arts programs in schools. Not only does a quality piano serve general and instrumental music, but it also influences theater programs, dance programs and choral groups. Additionally, a piano magically creates a sense of unity, bringing together students, teachers, parents and community members for school concerts and performances of all kinds.


In response to the growing need for high-quality, functional pianos, and to provide even more students with a safe and inclusive community to be outstanding through the arts, VH1 Save The Music Foundation created the Keys + Kids Piano Grant Program, available to all K-12 public schools with a full time certified music teacher who teaches music as part of the regular school day. 

The grant consists of $10,000 worth of musical instruments; a Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-500 Piano and 3 Casio WK-7600 Music Workstations. 

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Keys+Kids Piano Grant Winners!

Rover Elementary School – Tempe, AZ

Lincoln Elementary School – New Britain, CT

Alcovy High School – Covington, GA

Daniel Boone Elementary School – Chicago, IL

Goudy Technology Academy - Chicago, IL

John Spry Community Elementary School – Chicago, IL

LaPlace Elementary School – LaPlace, LA

Josiah Quincy Upper School – Boston, MA

Elkton Middle School – Elkton, MD

Parkway Montessori Middle School – St. Paul, MN

Falls City Public School District – Falls City, NE

MS 224 – Bronx, NY

U.S. Grant High School – Oklahoma City, OK

Meredith Elementary School – Philadelphia, PA

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School – Providence, RI

Charlotte Park Elementary School – Nashville, TN

East Nashville Magnet High School – Nashville, TN

Karen Wagner High School – San Antonio, TX



Special Thanks to our 2016 Leadership Circle:





CMA Foundation

Emporio Armani 

JetBlue Airways

LEGO Community Fund U.S. 

Music Drives Us Foundation

Twenty Four Seven Hotels