See the Potential

At Deseret Industries, we see the potential in everything. A dusty old piano isn’t meant for the junkyard. With some new paint, professional tuning, and caring hands, a worn and tired piano can again become something beautiful. All it takes is one person to see the music that still lives inside.

Likewise, those going through a difficult time don’t have to give up hope. Associates at Deseret Industries receive individualized guidance on their career goals, and then they receive the help they need to reach those goals—whether that be education, training, work experience, or other assistance. Many associates come to Deseret Industries feeling down on their luck, but through the Deseret Industries program they find that, like the worn and tired piano, they still have songs left to play.

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A Piano’s Purpose

Watch our latest Deseret Industries video to follow along on the journey of a piano. Once loved by an accomplished pianist, the beautiful piano gets left behind. Read more about why we chose to a make video about a piano on our blog.

Piano Giveaway

Do you love what DIY blogger Kari Sweeten did to restore the piano that stars in our video? If so, it’s your lucky day! You can win the piano and give it a new home! To enter our piano giveaway:

  1. Like the Deseret Industries page on Facebook.
  2. Post a photo of one of your DIY projects on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtags #DeseretIndustries and #DIwhy.
  3. Send a screenshot of your post to piano@deseretindustries.org.
  4. Fill out this submission form to finalize your entry. When you email us your screenshot, a link to this form will also be sent to you.

Official giveaway rules and regulations can be found here.

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Mike’s DI Story

The DI associate featured in our video short isn’t played by an actor. He’s a real associate named Mike, and he has his own remarkable story. Fifteen months ago, Mike was faced with the possibility of going to prison. With the help of Deseret Industries, Mike has turned his life around. Learn more about his journey here.

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Piano Restoration

Not only does a real associate appear in the video, but the blogger who fixes up the piano is also an actual DIY blogger. In this video tutorial, Kari Sweeten from U Create shares some of her tips and tricks on refurbishing a piano. See more information on our blog or visit Kari’s blog to get a written step-by-step guide.

Street Pianos

If you’re in Salt Lake City this summer, keep your eyes (and ears!) open for some pianos that just might be popping up around the city, ready for you to play. We mean it when we say “stay tuned”!