Imagine what it would be like if every child had access to affordable music lessons and affordable instruments? A music center, serving the greater Lakeland area, will help us to do just that. With 7 soundproof studios, plenty of family waiting and student mentoring space, and 4 soundproof rental studios – we can reach 250+ children, teens, and adults in 2018!

Strings in Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable music instruction and affordable instruments to ALL students with a desire to begin or continue their musical journeys. We use a sliding scale fee structure to determine student’s monthly tuition rates and instrument cost. Students from ALL cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, with many abilities, are welcome!


Strings in Need, Inc. Fund

Grants from the fund shall provide support to the Agency to carry out its role and mission which is to provide students from all economic and cultural backgrounds with many different abilities with expert musical training.

About the GiveWell Community Foundation

GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to invest in themselves through Agency Funds. GWCF also works with local service clubs, veterans groups, municipalities, and other community groups by offering Community Funds for the betterment and improved quality of life of our area. Click here to view all of our Featured Funds.

GiveWell Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to build a stronger community throughout Polk, Hardee, and Highlands county and beyond through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. The Foundation is home to more than 300 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. GWCF has awarded of $161 million in grants since its founding in 1997. Click here to learn more about us.