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Don’t Stop The Music was a three-part documentary series on ABC, following the journey of a primary school from an underprivileged area of Perth embarking on a music program and the transformative effects this has on the students, teachers and families involved.  

Please be aware that the national instrument donation campaign associated with the series closed on 31 January 2019. 

Australians have so far generously donated at least 4,500 instruments. The final count is still underway and will be announced soon. Over the coming months we'll will be triaging, assessing, repairing and distributing these instruments to disadvantaged schools all around Australia.

We extend a warm thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in the campaign to make music education the right of every Australian child. 

At Musica Viva, we want to ensure that music plays an active role in every child’s education experience. You can make a difference in a child's life by helping to provide music in schools and teacher training by donating today. Your cash donations will enable us to reach more disadvantaged school children, who otherwise have no access to such opportunities, as well as provide support and training for teachers to help them teach music in their classrooms.

Transform a child’s life through music.


Don't Stop The Music – watch all three episodes on ABC iview now

If you do still have a musical instrument, and are looking to rehome it, then the Australian Children’s Music Foundation receives instrument donations year-round and provides them to schools and individuals in need. Contact them to donate.

If you would like to donate an instrument to a rural, remote or indigenous school in need, you may be able to donate an instrument through Gift of Music, an initiative of Rural Aid.

You can also consider contacting a local public school directly. You may be able to find a suitable school to receive an instrument donation through SchoolsPlus.

You can also still donate old instruments to your local Salvos Store. All donated instruments will be sold to fund the Salvos’ community programs.

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