The Adamant Music School is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax deductable.
Simplify your support by becoming a Sustaining Member of the Adamant Music School . Your automatic monthly contribution of $5 or more is easy and convenient for you and provides reliable support for the Adamant Music School.
When you become a sustaining member, your donation will be withdrawn monthly from your checking account or charged to your credit or debit card until you contact us to make a change.
Sign up now to become a Sustaining Member.
Sustaining Member FAQ
How do I make a change to my Sustaining Membership?
You can update your address or email, change your monthly contribution, switch to a direct withdrawal from your bank account, or change your credit card information by contacting Jean Palmisano, Business Manager, at 802-223-3347.
Will I receive a tax statement?
We will send you a tax statement each January, detailing your gifts from the previous year.
What if I have a general question regarding my Sustaining Membership?
Please email us at or call 802-223-3347.
Will the full amount of my contribution go to the Adamant Music School?
When using credit or debit cards up to 4% of your donation goes to processing fees. Use bank withdrawal and AMS will receive the full amount of your contribution.
What if I don't want to mail in my Sustaining Membership information?
Call the business office at 802-223-3347 to sign up.
What if I want to make a one time gift?
Choose the Donate button above or mail checks to:
Adamant Music School
PO Box 22
Adamant, VT 05640
For Credit Card Users:
1. Click on the 'donate' button above.
2. Type in the amount of your donation. For Sustaining Memberships Click
'Make This Recurring Monthly'.
3. At the bottom of the page on the left, it says 'Don't have a PayPal account'? Use
your credit card or bank account, Click 'continue'.
4. Fill out the information on the left side of the new page and ignore the Paypal
box on the right side of the page. Press 'Review Donation and Continue' and
5. On the next page, ignore other Paypal information and on the right side of the page, click to continue where it says 'Continue without logging in'.
6. On this final page, you have navigated through all the Paypal boxes and can finish making your donation at the bottom of the page by clicking on the 'Donate' button.
Donations to the Adamant Music School
In 1955, Behre Piano Associates was incorporated to manage the Adamant Music School, and in 1959 the organization was designated a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS.
For over 60 years, Behre Piano Associates, Inc. has been operating the Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont. Donations to the organization are tax deductible.
We have noticed that many non-profit organizations are using the Internet to solicit contributions. The nice thing about our School is that it has no fundraising expenditures. Every dollar taken in goes directly to finance the day-to-day operations and any excess, if any, will be added to our endowment, which at the moment is smaller than we would like.
The facilities that the School now utilizes consist of almost 200 acres with some fifty buildings. HIstorically, we pay substantial real estate taxes. We try to set our fees for the various sessions so that we can at least break even. But our participants do not pay real estate taxes, repairs to buildings or instruments, nor do they pay for the instruments themselves.
We now insure our pianos for half a million dollars and, needless to say, the participants do not pay our insurance premiums either. Of course our other facilities, buildings and furnishings are also insured and again our participants do not pay these. Obviously, if any participant had to pay for all the expenses that the School incurs, his (or her) tuition would be unbearable. Thank goodness for our current contributors and we hope to get more in the future.
Please consider becoming a friend of our school so that it can continue to offer a haven for our finest pianists. Thank you for any donation you are able to give.