Vega believes that every student should have access to music in school. To address this significant barrier to accessing music education, Vega launched Instruments in the Cloud, a website designed to:
- Get more musical instruments into the hands of students;
- Empower every person to be a champion for music education in his or her community; and
- Provide resources to music educators and administrators that help increase access to musical instruments.
WHAT DOES INSTRUMENTS IN THE CLOUD DO?
For donors, Instruments in the Cloud makes it easy to donate a once-loved but no longer used musical instrument to a school music program in need. Donors can support a specific school or search for a need for the instrument they plan to donate.
For teachers, Instruments in the Cloud provides a wish list feature, which allows teachers to quickly communicate their classroom needs. Program wish lists roll up into a dynamic, searchable database of need.
Also for teachers and administrators, Instruments in the Cloud provides a free musical instrument inventory system that allows teachers to manage, track, and share instruments among programs and schools. The inventory system connects administrators and music teachers so they can view one another’s inventory and communicate to share the instruments they already have.