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Music For Everyone

Our Mission

Play it Forward Music Foundation is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to foster connection through music. We provide programming, instruments, lessons, and performance opportunities to people with limited access. We believe music has the power to transform lives both internally and collectively as well as enrich our community. 

Join us every Friday, June 7-August 23 at Fridays at the Hood, summer 2024. We’ll be serving drinks and taking donations during this incredible line up of bands on the lawn of Hood Mansion, Santa Rosa. All net proceeds go to benefit Play it Forward this year!

Not a concert-goer? Contribute to our summer fundraising campaign right here.

Also this summer, MINOR BEATS, a once a month youth(7-17) open mic starting June 23, 4:30-7:30(doors open at 4pm) at the Lost Church in Santa Rosa. Click here for the online sign up sheet of the month.

Who We Are

Play It Forward Music Foundation (PIFMF) was created in 2017 with a vision that music instruction and instruments be available to everyone in our community who do not have either access or financial resources. Not only through the study of music, but also the creation of music, PIFMF empowers our participants and musicians young and old, with a love of learning, the creative process, and music that will last a lifetime. PIFMF believes in supporting the whole musician, from learner to teacher to professional. By offering music teachers a living wage, and supporting active musicians in their projects, we ensure music is accessible to all. 

Equity Statement

We believe that music is a universal language that has the power to unite people from all walks of life. As an organization that provides free access to musical instruments and music lessons to disadvantaged children and adults, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. We recognize the importance of celebrating differences and honoring each individual’s unique background and experiences. By promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we hope to empower our students and foster a community that is built on compassion, understanding, and acceptance.

Get Involved

Donate an

Help a student pursue their passion for music. Donate an instrument and make a difference in their musical journey.

Join Our

If you are a music teacher interested in being part of our Team, reach out and we’ll tell you how you can help.

Make a

Our Mission is supported by your donations.  Every dollar we receive will be spent to expand our reach within the community.


P.O. Box 2752
Sebastopol, CA 95473

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