Donate an Instrument

Donations of musical instruments enable OrKidstra to give Ottawa children the gift of music! We are extremely grateful to all who have donated instruments since the OrKidstra program was founded in 2007.

We are happy to accept the donation of all musical instruments in good working order, especially ¾ violins, wind and brass instruments (with the exception of French horns and trombones).


Please contact the office to find out if the instrument that you would like to donate is suitable for the OrKidstra program. You can reach us by email at or by phone 613-859-3559. We are happy to provide a tax receipt for all in-kind instrument donations which are accompanied by a current appraisal.

If you have instruments you wish to donate which are not in playable condition, Hillcrest High School would be happy to receive them. Please contact Jeannie at for more information.

We do not accept piano or keyboard donations. If you have a keyboard instrument to donate, please contact the Heart of the City Piano Program Ottawa. You can reach Heart of the City Piano Program Ottawa at 

If you have instruments – such as electric guitars – which are more likely to be found in a rock band, we encourage you to contact Girls+ Rock Ottawa at