What is the GSI Foundation

In 2011, GSI founder and CEO Tim Miklaucic created the GSI Foundation, a non-profit company based on the very simple idea that every child deserves a musical education, regardless of his or her social background. Like many of you reading this, he was lucky enough to grow up with music in his home as well as at school; his children also have had the same good fortune. They seem to be the exception rather than the rule, as public schools in our country have reduced funding for these crucially important programs in recent years. As a result, many children have no musical experience, except as consumers or listeners. The GSI Foundation is committed to see more public school students become active music makers.

GSI Foundation Supports Calvert Street Elementary School Music

Thanks to the generous contributions by the GSI Foundation, more than one hundred students are receiving instrumental music instruction at Calvert. 

We are the beneficiaries of non-profits who say, “We are here to help.  We know that an orchestra is important.  We know what it means for kids.” Our students are improving in other areas because of this.  It is a great gift to our school.
Kirk Nascimento, Principal at Calvert Elementary


Children’s Music Workshop’s partnership with GSI helps to directly support music programs in Los Angeles area elementary schools where district funding has been cut or is non-existent.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help support our continuing efforts to provide free and low cost music instruction to students in underserved elementary schools throughout the Los Angeles area.

Donate to the GSI Foundation & Support Music Education in Los Angeles Area Public Schools


Books & Supplies

Provide a student with a year’s worth of music books and basic supplies.




Violin Rental

Provide a a student with a full school year violin rental.




Woodwind/Brass Rental

Provide a student with a full school year rental for a flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet or trombone.



Adopt a Student

Provide a student with the opportunity to learn an instrument for the entire school year.


Three New Violins

Provide a school with three brand new Eastman violins to use in their program for years to come.


Recorder Class

Impact the lives of an entire classroom and sponsor a recorder class for the school year. Your contribution provides recorders, books and weekly lessons for up to 35 students.


Adopt a School Orchestra

Provide funding to sponsor an entire year of music instruction for a beginning orchestra program.


Adopt a School Music Program

Provide funding to sponsor an entire year of music instruction for a comprehensive school music program that includes band, orchestra, and general music classes.



Make a Gift in Honor or Memory of Someone Special

Friends and family members often choose to express their love and respect in a more enduring way.

This lasting gift will have a special meaning by supporting our mission to provide yearlong quality music education programs in disadvantaged schools.

To make a gift, please include a note on your check “In Honor/Memory of Name of Individual” and mail to:

The GSI Foundation
1455 19th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404



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