Please Donate Today!

As The Violin Player expands into Ohio, we are in need of additional financial support from the community. Please remember, we receive all of our funding from individual donors and busnisses in the community. We do not receive any money from the government or other organizations. Please help us in our mission to make a music education available to every student by making a tax-deductible donation today! You can donate online by clicking the "Donate Through Paypal" button above. You do NOT need a Paypal account to donate through Paypal. Thank you for your help!


What is "The Violin Player?"

The Violin Player is an education-related 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization. We advance music education by providing quality musical instruments and other educational resources to schools and individuals in the Upstate New York and Southern Ohio areas.

If you would like to apply for an instrument loan, please contact us. There is a short application process.

We also offer free or discounted lessons on almost all instruments. See our "lessons" page for more information.

All funds received will be used for charitable purposes

We are registered in the States of New York and Ohio.





















2 Recent Publications

Voigt, Derek. Playing the Violin: A Pedagogical Analysis of Violin Technique and Performance Practice. East Amherst: The Violin Player. Click Here to view on Amazon

Voigt, Derek. Early Success. Cincinnati: The Violin Player. Click Here to view on Amazon

Tompkins County Youth Orchestra
Please see for past concerts at Cornell University and the Ithaca College School of Music

Instrument Loans to the Ithaca City School District:

-BJM Elementary, Dewitt Middle School, Southside Community Center

--Cash donations received from the public made it possible for The Violin Player to purchase these high-quality instruments. We are grateful for the public's support and are thrilled to play a part in keeping music education alive in our schools.





"A free way to support us!"

1) Go to the website: ""
2) In the second line, where it says "Who do you search for?," enter : "Violin Player" (notice there is NO 'the' in the charity name).
3) Finally, search the internet.
For every search you make, a penny is donated to us. Please search often! You can also search the internet from the Goodsearch banner above. Please consider installing the "goodapp" and "goodsearch toolbar" onto your browser. They will default your searches to goodsearch, and will allow many of your online purchases to automatically give us donations! You may even receive discounts on your purchases!



Drop off Locations (Monetary)

We are currently accepting monetary donations (In our donation bins) at the following locations:

Hickey's Music Center
104 Adams Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

McNeil Music of Ithaca
2255 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

102 W.State Street, Ithaca, NY

Buffalo-Area Drop-Off Locations:

Sweet Melody's
8485 Transit Road, Clarence, NY





To Donate by check, or to send us an instrument, please mail to:

The Violin Player
PO Box 498901
Cincinnati, OH 45249

The Violin Player   
33 Sable Run   
East Amherst, NY 14051

You can reach us by E-mail at:

By phone at:

(513) 630-4121 or (716) 913-6849