What would the world look like if every child played a musical instrument?
Help us bring music to the young people of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
We're raising money to purchase instruments for the Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta (IAMPV), a non-profit that provides music education and performance opportunities for children.
There are more kids who want to study at the IAMPV than there are instruments. I learned this one evening after a concert Deborah and I attended in Puerto Vallarta last winter. After enjoying Don Moline's fundraising concert, I met the IAMPV director, Daniel Oliveros, who told me that what his school needs is instruments, so that more children will be able to take lessons, practice and eventually make music like their friends.
We came back to Chicago with a mission. We have been blessed with music in our lives -- Deborah's gifts, our many talented friends -- and we think that if we work together, we can find the resources to get the kids of Puerto Vallarta the instruments they need. We hope you'll help us!
Enjoy the video of the IAMPV kids that was recorded in January 2019.
The goal is to purchase 79 instruments for $10,700 with an average unit cost of only $135.
There are two ways you can help:
1. Donate today
2. Contact me ([email redacted]) if you have a gently used instrument you'd like to donate.
How it Works:
· Daniel will place the orders.
· Kevin will pay for the instruments with the donations.
· Sala Beethoven will ship the instruments to Instituto De Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta.
Order #1: This order has been funded and will be fulfilled the week of July 28, 2019. 21 instruments @ $1229; average cost: $59.00
Order #2: Funding has started for the purchasing of 9 instruments @ $2600; average cost: $288
Order #3: 49 instruments @ $6800; average cost: $139.
About the Supplier
Here’s what Daniel had to say about the supplier:
“I would prefer that you purchase the instruments from our provider in Monterrey, Mexico. They have a business called "Sala Beethoven" which offers wholesale instruments and equipment to several music schools nationwide. They have equipped several of our music programs down here in PV, like a 150,000 pesos project for Volcanes or a 200,000 pesos project for Coapinole, so I trust them.
Our friend Don Moline, who is a Grammy-award winning cellist who played 39 years with the Chicago Symphony is assisting with the campaign. Don tutors children in Puerta Vallarta and has done several fundraising concerts for the young musicians of IAMPV.
Thank you for your consideration.
We are grateful,
Deborah Darr and Kevin Shanley
- Daniel Grippo
- Elizabeth Morkill
- Richard Carlson
- Jean Stillwell
- Kevin Shanley