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Project MusiCrap: Recycled musical instruments for kids
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    Gautam Jain

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Hi all,

Project MusiCrap: Kid friendly, planet friendly and pocket friendly musical instruments! 

Summary -

Project MusiCrap aims to make recycled and affordable musical instruments of good quality available to kids and youth, especially those from disadvantaged communities, so that they can access the healing power of music.

In phase 1 of this  project, ( which we are raising funds for) we will research and prototype these recycled musical instruments. We have partnered  with musicians and musical instrument makers for this. These instruments will be ergonomically designed for use by kids, and beginner musicians. So they’ll be easy to learn and play.

They will also be vegan, so no animal hide. 

In phase 2, we will convert this into a sustainable business.

About Me
My name is Gautam Jain. I have spent more than a decade working with different non-profits, leading projects in areas like micro-finance, vocational training, digital empowerment, organic farming etc. I have also learned rhythm and drum circle facilitation and therapeutic clowning.

The Beneficiaries

We have been working with vulnerable children and youth. Many of these kids have painful pasts and have lived a hard life.

They need access to services that help them process the difficult emotions that come from painful (traumatic) pasts, and a tough life. Therapies that help provide relief and release.

What we’ve been upto

Around the world, music (/ rhythm) therapy and sound healing have been used very effectively in helping kids (and adults) deal with anxiety, depression and aggression.

We too have experienced positive feedback using music (/rhythm) therapy and sound healing with at-risk kids and youth.

The BIG Challenge

However, to be able to have long term impact, we need to be able to create community music libraries, so that these kids (/youth) can access the healing power of music, whenever they need to.

The biggest challenge we currently face is that musical instruments are very expensive, and as such, it is not sustainable and scalable to keep raising funds and investing in these instruments.

We also find that most instruments available in the market today, are not ergonomically designed for use by children and beginner musicians, or for use in therapy. They are mostly designed by adults, for adults.

What we plan to do

Our fellow musicians and instrument makers have volunteered to help us conduct R&D, and design and prototypes of different kinds of musical instruments -

Who gives a crap? We do...
Unfortunately, Crap is everywhere, especially, in third world countries. And poverty and suffering are also widespread

In a world plagued with poverty, hunger, disease and suffering, the last thing a parent can afford, is to buy their child a musical instrument.  

The instruments we develop, will be free (/affordable) to build and play. So that no child anywhere, is deprived of the healing power of music making.

From urban slums to rural villages, and from street children to refugee colonies, the trash can be transformed into beautiful sounding musical instruments

Once our prototypes are ready and tested, we will subsequently conduct workshops to teach kids / youth in different communities to make their own instruments.

Cost Estimate (Break-up)

Cost (Rs)
Tools, Equipment & Materials
Researchers / Volunteers Fees
Boarding, Lodging & Travel
Platform Fees and Taxes (appx)
Grand Total

Please expect complete financial transparency from us. All actual expenses will be routinely updated on our website, so that you can know how your contributions are being utilised.

Do you give a crap? (We sure hope you do...)

We are open to all kinds of monetary and non-monetary support.

If you are a musician, music teacher, music therapist or an instrument maker, and if you wish to be more involved, then please reach out to us.

If you wish to stay updated, and be part of our mailing list, then please reach out to us.

Please donate, share and support us in spreading the music

Also visit for more info on us!

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