Do you promise I can take lessons next year? Will you really come to the middle school with me? Promise?!
— Tessy, 240 Strings Student

Ready to Help? 

Pluck! Bow! Tickle!

240 Strings is a 501c3 dedicated to making classical music accessible, through free lessons and in-school workshops for students at Portland Public Schools who would not otherwise have access. 240 Strings covers instructor fees, instrument rental, music, books and supplies-everything a student needs for instruction and home study. Every penny of your contribution goes toward our mission, and we can't do it without your help.


Become a regular monthly donor, via our Patreon campaign!

We now have a Patreon account, where you can join others in supporting us on a regular monthly schedule. A small monthly donation adds up rather quickly and helps in a BIG way.


Donate by check

Write your check out to 240 Strings and mail to:

240 Strings

P.O. Box 10193

Portland, ME 04101

Donate via paypal


If you would like to become a sponsor, please fill out the form below and include a jpeg of your ad for our concert program. You might choose to sponsor one or more children for a school year, or perhaps a concert. We will run your ad online and in print for the year.

Donate your time

If you have extra time and enjoy music and kids, we can always use your help on school days or at a concert! The more community members we can involve, the more fun we will have!

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