Gifford Youth Orchestra

More violins - Better Tomorrows



We teach children to

play the violin, viola, cello, piano and use their melodious voices to

"Build Bridges for Better Tomorrows !"

100% of our high school graduates are either enrolled in -- or have completed their education at the college of their choice.



Thank you for visiting!  We offer Violin lessons to boys and girls from 3rd to 12th grades.

We offer Voice Lessons to children from ages 8 to 18.

We offer Piano Lessons to children from ages 3 to 18.

We offer enrollment in our new Community Chorale Group

Our Gifford Florida Youth Orchestra performs at least once a year as well as being invited to special events.  Visit  upcoming concerts & events for dates.  Check out GYO photos of past events.


We have placed violins, violas and cellos in the hands of over 160 young people from 2003 to 2016.  We depend upon donations to provide instruments, instruction and sheet music to the members of our orchestra. 

The GYO in a Nutshell

The Gifford Youth Orchestra changes lives.  The GYO gives tools to at-risk children who face the risk of remaining in a cycle of poverty.  The GYO gives children a reason to hope and to dream.  The GYO keeps children off the street and on the stage.  The GYO spotlights children who are often labeled as being worthless, less than, and a threat to society.  The GYO says to those children, "Yes you can!"  The GYO uplifts an entire community.   And, for that reason, we accept donations to support our life giving cause. 

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Contact Us

By US Mail:

P O Box 691166
Vero Beach, FL  32969


By Telephone:



Rehearsals and Classes at:

Gifford Community Center
4855 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967   

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To provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford, Florida (and neighboring Indian River County communities), with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments.

More Violins ~ Better Tomorrows  - Is Our Slogan

Each One Teach One - Is Our Motto


Thank you for our 2018 donors

Quail Valley Charities;
Grand Harbor Community Outreach;
Head, Hearts, and Hands of Indian River Club;
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach's SUnday FUnd;
Sunrise Rotarian Club;
D'Addario Foundation;
Holy Cross Catholic Church;
Johns Island Community Foundation;
Community Church of Vero Beach;
Vero Beach Opera (Music Angels);
Orchid Island Choral;
GYO Parents Dues;
Parents and students who stand in front of Publix performing in the hot sun on a Saturday morning;
People who love us and send/give donations because they love us; and
Donations from members of the Gifford Youth Orchestra Board of Directors.