Educating and Developing the Underprivileged “One Note at a Time!”

Pianos n’ Pianos is now Piano Pathways.

As of February 1st, 2019 Pianos n’ Pianos officially became Piano Pathways of Colorado, Inc. We have the same beautiful pianos available for sale. Along with the same convenient location and the same wonderful staff. All of our Pianos n’ Pianos warranties and accounts have already made the smooth transition to the Piano Pathways name.

Piano Pathways will begin offering more opportunities to take music lessons. We will also be increasing our inventory of sheet music and merchandise available to purchase in store. The biggest difference will be that now 100% of our profits will go towards operating our music programs that benefit children, elderly, disabled, incarcerated and ALL people who would otherwise not have access to musical instruments or lessons. The sale of our consigned pianos is still the foundation of our ability to put our music programs in place.

Piano Pathways of Colorado, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you have any questions about the name change, Piano Pathways mission, or how to consign a piano with us, please call (303) 933-9390.


A Non-Profit Organization

Piano Pathways is a Colorado 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk and underprivileged youth through music education.  To this end, Piano Pathways provides music instruction, instruments, and activities.

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About Us

Piano Pathways Mission

Our mission is to create new inspirations; accomplishments and individual self-esteem through music education and piano performance. Learning to play a musical instrument also develops cognitive abilities and patterns of awareness and enhances motor skill dexterity.

Learning to play the piano evokes confidence, expression and passion! Communicating and interacting with their peers in a healthy setting can foster and nurture better social skills in life.

Of particular concern to us are the children whose parents who are incarcerated.  These children are at higher risk for emotional and behavioral problems than most others and we have learned from experience they can benefit greatly from musical opportunities.

Visit our associated consignment piano sales website here.  You can support Piano Pathways by buying your piano from us.  We have the lowest prices in the Denver area.

OUR GOAL

To introduce, educate, teach and develop music and the arts to the underprivileged “one note at a time”.

SPONSORSHIP

Will Colorado’s underprivileged and abused children ever have this kind of opportunity? Unless we build a bridge and provide a pathway – they never will!

Our Inspiration

Kenneth Trujillo relates a true story of inspiration

Piano Pathway’s President and Founder

Several years ago as I was flying back from New York after working an event at Lincoln Center, I watched a documentary of a young 12-year old Latino gang member. During a shootout in East LA, he had been shot several times and miraculously he had survived! Although he still experienced some paralysis and required further surgeries, he had escaped fatal organ damage. The therapist, who was also a piano player, would play now and then for the youngster on an old upright at the hospital as part of his therapy. The youngster responded to this with great excitement and enthusiasm.

The young Latino immediately expressed an interest in learning how to play the piano. He soon started to imitate everything that the therapist was playing with amazing proficiency! The therapist recognized the extraordinary talent that this young man displayed.  A short time later, the therapist referred him to a more knowledgeable piano teacher.  A year later, sponsorship was sought to enable the boy to develop his growing aptitude for the piano.  Within a couple of years, the young Latino was invited to perform along with other young pianists at Carnegie Hall in New York.

When this young Latino was interviewed at 16 years of age, he cited how his life had experienced a complete metamorphosis from the young ‘gang-banger’ to the polite, cultured, teen and talented virtuoso. The before and after pictures were absolutely amazing! When he first began playing Bach, Mozart and Beethoven piano pieces, he was shown playing with a gang-bandana around his head; wearing a t-shirt and baggy jeans with tattoos covering his arms and hands. Years later during his Carnegie Hall performance, he was dressed in a maestro’s full-tailed tuxedo, looking very sophisticated with a much more humble demeanor. Following his final piece, he received a Carnegie Hall standing ovation.

Because someone had recognized his talent and abilities, this young Latino’s life had been changed forever!

Give

Colorado Piano Pathways is a 501(c)(3) organization where your charitable contribution is tax deductible.  Donated funds will be used to provide:

  • qualified music instructors and musical instruments
  • classroom supplies and tools (visual aids, method books, interactive tools, etc.
  • facility operations
  • research
  • recitals
  • scholarships

Please call the store at (303) 933-9390 to donate.