Hand Bells, Violins, and MORE!

Mrs. Frost
Freedom Academy
Scottsdale, Arizona
Requested Instruments
Bell Kit 
Violin - 1/2 size 
Bell Kit 
Violin - 1/2 size 
Violin - 3/4 size 
Violin - 1/2 size 
Violin - 1/2 size 

I Want to Help!
Supported By
Scottsdale 20/30

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club was founded with the single objective of supporting children's charities. By hosting special events, this non-profit club draws the community together to raise funds for and to educate our citizens about the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona's children.

The Club provides young adults with an opportunity to impact the community by improving the quality of life for special needs children while fostering personal growth, friendships, networking skills and leadership development.
The Charro Foundation

The mission of The Charro Foundation is to promote education through scholarships, youth development and sports in our community. The Foundation proudly supports this mission by developing programming through collaborative partnerships with community organizations.

In 2012, The Charros Foundation provided Ear Candy with a $5,000 grant to place high quality refurbished instrument in local music programs. It is their generous support which has made the placement of these instruments possible.

You can learn more about the Charros Foundation and the great work they are doing in the community by visit their website HERE

Colorado Institute Of Musical Instrument Technology

CIOMIT is a school of instrument repair and a high level repair facility where professional and student instruments from across the USA are sent for repair and restoration.

See all projects eligible for this match offer.

Coyotes Charities seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education, cultural arts and sports-related programs for children.

Coyotes Charities was founded in November 2002 with its mission to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education, cultural arts and sports-related programs for children. This year, Coyotes  Charities celebrates its 10th season as the Coyotes main fundraising arm. Prior to its establishment, the team’s fundraising organization was called Coyotes Goals For Kids (1996 – 2002). Over the past 16 years, the Coyotes have proudly raised millions of dollars that have helped hundreds of children’s charities in the Valley of the Sun.
Kishi Bashi


Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso K Ishibashi. In December of 2012, K released a Christmas single through label Joyful Noise, which was pressed on white Flexi-Disc, and uniquely die-cut into the shape of a snowflake. He asked that all proceeds from the 1000 limited edition records be donated to Ear Candy Charity to place stringed instruments in music programs.

K has recorded and toured internationally with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia based indie rock group of Montreal. Shortly after debuting his full length solo album 151a, NPR All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen listed Kishi Bashi as his favorite new artist of 2012 noting that he created "a radiant, uplifting soundscape" with songs such as "Bright Whites."

Listen to Kishi Bashi HERE.

(Center) Kishi Bashi demonstrating how he loops sounds to a group of aspiring young violinists during his sound check at the Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix 3/4/2013. 
Hand Bells, Violins, and MORE!
Four music teachers in two years... no stability, no consistency. It's difficulut to find a good music teacher and when you do, it's necessary to supply them with instruments to empower students. I'm currently finishing up my second year teaching at Freedom Academy and have greatly enjoyed the journey thus far.

I have a cart. It is very blue. On the top of my cart sits a keyboard. A shelf below contains various boomwhackers. And another shelf holds my speaker and several small percussion instruments. I teach an entire unit about the instruments of the orchestra and yet, most of my students will never get to actually hold the instruments they have learned so much about.

The students would be overwhelmed to start a small strings group at school. Many of them have expressed their desire to play "real" instruments some day. I have several bells that I'm going to start using to reinforce the concept of music theory with kindergarten, first, and second grade students, but I simply do not have enough to keep the whole class engaged.

Any donations would be appreciated beyond words... please help me in making some dreams come true.


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Comments (1)

Lori Frost
2/27/2013 8:44:03 PM

I received an EXCITING email in my inbox today notifying me that two violins that I requested are being donated!  The students are going to be even more excited than I am... Thank you so much.

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