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Pick Education - Musical Instrument Donation Program

idea by GearPipe

Website

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http://gearpipe.com/pickeducation/

The Idea

GearPipe's 'Pick Education' program will make it easy for musicians to donate musical instruments and accessories to youth who want to express themselves through music, but do not have the financial means to purchase gear.

The Specifics

GearPipe.com will use the Good Maker grant as seed money to begin our 'Pick Education' program. This program aims to get musical instruments and accessories back into the hands of children. To achieve this goal, for every product purchased on GearPipe.com, we will donate a similar product to music education programs nationwide.

We will start with guitar picks and then expand to a full line of instruments and accessories. Specifically, the $2,500 will pay for the first product inventory, a marketing program targeted towards musicians and school/community music education programs, and the development of future products.

We deserve this grant because it will be used to plant the seeds of a sustainable, long term, self sufficient program.

Discussion
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Let's hold ourselves responsible for our children's opportunities. We can support programs like this and know we're doing the right thing for our kids. There are very few activities that can teach structure, teamwork, and simultaneously, individuality, like music can. Let us help a few more future whatever-they-choose-to-bes learn these skills in a way that is enjoyable for everyone involved.

by Oktrygargling
over 1 year ago | Reply

Very,Very Important to our Youth and those without access to Music or Musical Instruments wether its due to Schools, economy, job losses and the many factors involved. The smile on a child's face playing a musical instrument is worth a thousand words , Best for Your program
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by dwwavek
about 2 years ago | Reply

Well said. Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good Luck, Jeremy!!! How many times can I vote for you? I hope I can win the Line 6 pedal, that would be heaven!!!

by GARYVICUNA
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Gary! You can just vote once.

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted.

by Beef Wellington
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hey, Vern!! Good idea!

by Ernest P. Worrell
about 2 years ago | Reply

Did someone say music and kids?? Got my vote!!

by TheSpiritOfMichaelJackson
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck!

by ShirtAndTieGuy
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Done!

by Donkey Lips
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck!

by justin.russell94
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

amazing idea too many schools are doing away with music

by hansenpj05
about 2 years ago | Reply

I couldn't agree more. The situation isn't getting any better, and I don't think we can count on government to help. People like you and me need to step up and do something.

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck, guys! You're doing great things for independent and young up coming musicians.

by sb37david
about 2 years ago | Reply

I appreciate your support!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome program! Hope you make it.

by Seebz
about 2 years ago | Reply

Me, too ;-). Thanks!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted, and best of luck...Great Idea

by harley37098
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

:-) Want this to succeed.

by Allenergy
about 2 years ago | Reply

me too ;-) Thanks!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

word

by stuttsdc
about 2 years ago | Reply

up

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great program. The study of music makes such a difference in a young person. I hope it's successful for you.

by NCT
about 2 years ago | Reply

I hope so, too ;-) Thanks for your vote!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

What an awesome idea!! You have my vote!!!!!

by Donhajek
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

like?

by WickedGoodOutdoors
about 2 years ago | Reply

like?

by WickedGoodOutdoors
about 2 years ago | Reply

Music education is vital thank you so much for recognizing this more than worthy cause.

by wynand.vanemmerik
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for your help, Wynand!

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

The Pick Education program is a noble and generous start. What attracts the most attention and grants is the establishment of free or low-cost Music Programs in local communities. One way to accomplish this is to have local musicians volunteer their time to teach. The students may borrow donated instruments while learning, for a limited time, and receive free lessons. There's money out there of these types of Community Education programs. Peace Fernando Rodriguez

by spiritrider51
about 2 years ago | Reply

Fernando...I totally agree and plan on partnering up with these programs. Thanks for your support!

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

like

by firefighter2711
about 2 years ago | Reply

Way to go, great idea. The Band Nude told me to check out your site and Vote, You will achieve this!! Lets share everywhere! Thank you for all you do!

by Music is my life
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you! Where do I hear more about this Nude band that you speak of?

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great to hear that you are doing something for the kids here in the US, no disrespect to other countries, but we need help here. Charity starts at home, like my mother used to say. Good luck! The band Nude sent me this link to help you out. I am glad they did! Good Luck!

by FanofNude
about 2 years ago | Reply

I agree. And I know the world has bigger problems than this (like a lack of clean water, hunger, etc), but music is what I'm passionate about, so this is my cause.

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great Idea!! I have posted on several blogs and passed the link around to my friends, they all love the idea, good luck!

by DaveTheBaronOfBass
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks so much Dave! We need a solid push for the last few days and I appreciate your help!

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

voting and posting!!!!!!

by zarb
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your help!

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

voted thanks

by randy.fulgham2
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by jbhm
about 2 years ago | Reply

That guitar should really go to a student like ME !!

Good Luck !

by 773HBENT
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea, so many school music programs have been cut, my son volunteers his time teaching kids how to play guitar, bass and drums at school and has to bring his own instruments to teach the kids. I would rather see kids playing an instrument than playing video games. Thanks for doing this, very cool!

by Anthony The Bass Man
about 2 years ago | Reply

Music education meant everything when i was young, thanks for caring with this great idea! Wishing you long life & musical prosperity!

by Reboh1
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

sounds like a great idea you can use the money to help the next generation of musicians.

by paul.hellwig
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your vote, Paul!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

I voted because this guy has is great at networking and marketing and I am sure he can make this project sustainable, long term, and self sufficient just as he suggests.

by chandler.prince
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Chandler!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Kudos to Jeremy and Randy, who are concerned about the less fortunate, and have founded this plan to help them discover the magic and wonder that music provides to us all. I wish it had been I who had come up with this idea and I fully support it. If the people who are the final decision makers would sit down with me for half an hour, I believe I could convince them as to why this idea deserves the funding it needs so badly.

Considering many of the alternatives to the failure to provide awe, wonder and a possible crime and drug-free future, one would think this a no-brainer for the powers who make these important decisions.

I can attest that were it not for music in my life at a young age (13 yrs. old) I am certain I would never have had the rich and beautiful life I've been privy to. And I wouldn't have brightened so many others' lives with my gift.

I wish y'all the very best in your endeavor, and hope that at the least, it moves the conversation about what to do for today's forgotten and misbegotten children, who are the future of this planet.

by rickstastylicks
about 2 years ago | Reply

I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

This GearPiper has voted. Hope it wins.

by ConWrite
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for the vote!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi. I live in Murietta Valley and I hate jazz. Please take those jokers in #1 down so we don't have to listen to that crap all weekend.

Thank you.

by IHateJazz
about 2 years ago | Reply

Is that you in the video, Jeremy? All I have to say is yuuuum!

by HotChick69_TotallyNotADude
about 2 years ago | Reply

You should see me without the beard!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

FYI...I don't know about that guy/gal.

by IThinkThatsAGuy
about 2 years ago | Reply

When you say children...you don't mean 34 year old computer nerds who wished they'd done something awesome with their life instead of turning into empty soulless automatons liek their fathers do you? Because I could use a killer new axe.

by YoMamaSoUgly
about 2 years ago | Reply

well...........no. Do you have kids? I'll help them out.

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

a great idea!

by BrentS
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

This is a real grass roots ground swell here!
The real winner is democracy and freedom!

by GrassRootsGroundSwell
about 2 years ago | Reply

I hope so!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Yo, music = good

by WhofArted
about 2 years ago | Reply

MATH!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

I drink my pee.

by IDrinkMuhPee
about 2 years ago | Reply

That won't help us, but I appreciate the vote.

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

I like to help people by voting for other people to give those people stuff.

by DudeWTF
about 2 years ago | Reply

:-)

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted where is my I voted sticker/tatoo?

by bhusebye
about 2 years ago | Reply

In the mail, Brett!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Got it!

by Turd Ferguson
about 2 years ago | Reply

Turd...you rock!

by jbburst
about 2 years ago | Reply

Done!

by MrEmeraldCity
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted!

by Ghostofchristmaspresent
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted!

by ghostofchristmasfuture
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted!

by ghostofchristmasfuture
about 2 years ago | Reply

good luck !

by Loku
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

This idea is simple enough to promote. It's small enough to be realistic. My favorite thing is that it is inclusive. Most of the other ideas that I have seen are aimed at specific communities.
This idea deserves to win. If it doesn't, don't let it die. A good idea will succeed with or without this contest.

by donald.doss
about 2 years ago | Reply

I won't let it die, but it would be a heck of a lot easier with the grant !

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome Jeremy! This is such a cool idea and I'm not surprised at all that it's yours. Good luck!

by SJG
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you! I may need it ;-)

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Voted! =]

by EverydayAaron
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Aaron!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

GREAT ,LET'S DO IT .......

by jminvielle1
about 2 years ago | Reply

Glad to have you onboard!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good Luck Jeremy!!

by kmw121
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

“From small beginnings come great things.”

by rtolleyj
about 2 years ago | Reply

Amen, Rocky!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea! You have my vote.

by Idralig
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!!!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Sent by Jeremy Gardner.

by LaurenMichelle
about 2 years ago | Reply

He is a good man and I appreciate his support!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

My brother Jeremy Gardner sent me to vote. Good luck!

by Nibblez
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks so much!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

great idea

by mark.delmedico
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for the support, Mark!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Holy Flatulent Sphincter Batman, that's an awesome idea!

by EricCox
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, Eric! And that means a lot coming from you...a tough audience! ;-)

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Sorry it took so long to vote for this...had just enough time to post about it before heading off for work. You guys are great and I'll do my best to spread the word around to help you get as many votes as possible! :)

by Guitar Trump
about 2 years ago | Reply

Alex...I really appreciate you posting this on Guitar Trump. You rock, dude!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

I'm in! Good luck!

by Gray36
about 2 years ago | Reply

I appreciate it!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great Idea, i wish it an you long success!!! Only good can come from this!

by occum
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your support!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea. No kid ever got in trouble from playing music

by laclayton
about 2 years ago | Reply

True story! Kept me off the streets ;-)

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

great idea good luck for the future with what ever happens

by keef.tait
about 2 years ago | Reply

I appreciate the support Keef!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck with a nice idea.

by James Haworth
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, James!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great! How could this NOT win?

by Brickjump
about 2 years ago | Reply

man...I hope you're right ;-)

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

This is a great idea, Jeremy. I like your style. As soon as I figure out how, I'll share this with my friends and family. Good providence!

by peter.trott
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Peter! Just email them this link: http://makemusic.maker.good.is/projects/PickEducation

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Musicians working with musician for good what a great idea.

by jberatis
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck Jeremy!

by Jakodog92
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your support! Spread the word!!!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

It's a BOGO program, but in this case it's "Buy One, GIVE One!" You have my vote...

by taxform
about 2 years ago | Reply

That's a great way to put it! I'm all for non-profits, but you end up going back to the same people every year, asking for more money. I think this is a more sustainable program. Every time you someone buys a guitar, or a snare drum, or a set of strings, one goes to someone in need. I appreciate your vote!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Even if you don't win the grant (which I hope you do), I think it's an amiable endeavor to contribute to your local school districts music department.

by john.s.mcmillan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, John! I hope to start the program either way, but the grant would give it a great head start!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

I cannot think of a better idea to help get the next generation of musicians started. Kudos to my friend jeremy brieske!

by rsaunders
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Jeremy& Randy! Spread the word!!!

by GearPipe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck, JB!

by therealjeremygardner
about 2 years ago | Reply

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$2,500
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Submission Began
Wednesday, February 15

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Thursday, March 29
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