Keys + Kids

A piano often serves as the nucleus for many arts programs in a school. Not only does a quality piano serve general, choral and instrumental music, but it is also used in theater and dance programs. Just as a piano once served as the center of a family’s home, a piano magically creates a sense of unity in a school, bringing together students, teachers, parents and community members for school concerts and performances of all kinds.

Unfortunately, as a result of their utility, longevity, and cost, school pianos are often in terrible repair or missing completely. 

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 is proud to launch our second annual Keys+Kids competitive grant program.


The winners of the 10 available Keys+Kids grants will receive a piano valued at $10,000 to support their music and arts program.

Grant Includes:
A Kawai CS10 Hybrid Piano

Grant Timeline:
Application process opens on March 16, 2015 and will close on April 24, 2015 at 5:00pm EST (no late applications will be accepted)

The grant winners will be announced on this website on May 20, 2015. Winning schools will be contacted directly and will be asked to sign a grant agreement certifying their eligibility and intent to continue their music program. 

Pianos will be delivered to the deserving schools in the fall of 2015.

Grant Requirements:
Must be a K-12 public school

Have at least one full-time certified music teacher on staff 

A music class must be taught during the school day

A letter of support from your Principal

Note: VH1 Save The Music reserves the right to redistribute awarded instruments if a VH1 Save The Music recipient school ceases to utilize the donated instruments, or if the school’s status per the above criteria changes.

Questions?  Call 212-846-7882.

Please click here to apply!



Special Thanks to our 2015 Leadership Circle:

Alex and Ani: Charity By Design, JetBlue Airways, AVNET, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc., Mullen, Music Drives Us Foundation,  Bloomingdales