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Instrument Drive

The Musary to hold “Instrument Drive” with North Shore Music Theatre


Click Here to download the flyer

WHAT: The Musary exists to inspire people everywhere to embrace music and “play on.” So in order to meet the high demands of our signature instrument-lending program, The Musary is teaming with the North Shore Music Theatre and holding an “Instrument Drive.” We’ll be collecting donations of any unwanted, unused, or unloved musical instruments during NSMT’s production of “The Music Man.” All instrument donations can be made in the lobby of NSMT during any performance, or during normal business hours throughout the entire run of the show (June 6th – June 18th, 2017).

The Musary will give new life to your donated instruments and lend them to anyone in need (just as a library would with books). With your help, together we can fill our community with music and inspire people to play on.

If you are unable to make a donation in person, The Musary accepts monetary donations at www.themusary.org

The Musary is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

WHEN: June 6th – June 18th, 2017

During normal business hours and all productions of “The Music Man”

WHERE:          North Shore Music Theatre

62 Dunham Rd.

Beverly, MA 01915

WHO: The Musary is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization lending musical instruments to those who are unable to attain one on their own.

HOW: Donate any and all unused or unwanted musical instruments in the North Shore Music Theatre lobby.  For additional information, contact Tom Jones at 978-265-7005 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

What is The Musary?

Great question! The Musary was founded on the belief that music belongs to everyone. But we know that learning and playing music can be an expensive hobby. That’s why we started The Musary.

The Musary is a recognized 501©3 non-profit organization that works to motivate, cultivate and inspire people to get involved in – and stay involved in – music. Through a one-of-a-kind instrument borrowing program, we lend people the musical instruments they want to play and give them access to the instructors who will help them learn how to play them.

The Musary was established as a way to pay tribute to the life of John Ryan Pike, a multi-instrumentalist, brother, son, and muse. The Musary exists to share and spread his infectious love of music and inspire others to chase their dreams.

Currently, The Musary has a wide variety of instruments waiting to be played by some up-and-coming musicians.  Give us a try as we might have exactly what you are looking for. So if you want to make some noise, then all we have to say is… Play On.

The Music Man:

One of the most cherished American classics, THE MUSIC MAN, marches onto the North Shore Music Theatre stage to kick off the 2017 musical season. Join us for the timeless story of the fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the good folks of River City, Iowa, into believing that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Before the fraudulent teacher can skip town with the loot, Harold’s got trouble when he falls for the quick-witted, not to mention beautiful, small town librarian, Marian. A slice of Americana you won’t want to miss!  For tickets visit: nsmt.org | Click Here to download the Instrument Donation Drive flyer | Read More.

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About Us...

The Musary begam as a labor of love in memory of John Ryan Pike, who was tragically killed in 2007. John's friends and family came together and quickly raised funds and collected instruments to share his love of music.

Through monetary and instrument donations The Musary, JRP Inc. is able to purchase new instruments or repair and refurbish well loved instruments  preparing them for loan. Instruments are loaned on a first come, first serve basis. We work in conjunction with school band programs and local musicians alike. The Musary accepts requests from all age groups and all skill levels. A borrower may loan an instrument for a period of 90 days, and may renew an unlimited amount of times until another request for the instrument has been made.


The Musary currently has over 200 instruments currently on loan that include numerous guitars, clarinets, flutes, trombones, upright and grand pianos; to name a few. Various other instruments remain in The Musary's collection ready to be loaned. With the love and support of our community and those who knew and loved our inspiration, we are a rapidly growing 501(3)c non-profit, serving much of New England.


Play On,
Lauren Jones, President
The Musary, JRP Inc.

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