Do you remember your first music teacher? Do you remember the cool keys under your fingertips when you touched a piano for the first time? Or the pride you felt the first time you were able to form a bar chord?

Many children don't have the opportunity to learn an instrument or experience the innumerable benefits of a musical education.

We want your help to make a difference in the lives of children in need in the Hudson Valley.

Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley has partnered with Paul Effman Music, Barcone's Music and Magic Moose Records on Music Matters, a program to provide underprivileged Hudson Valley children with access to musical instruments.

The instruments will be donated to the music program at the child's school.

From now through Tuesday, Sept. 6, we're accepting nominations of children who have expressed an interest in music and could benefit from access to a musical instrument.

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