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Whether your child aspires to become the next Clapton, Swift, or Beethoven — or whether she believes she’s bound for Broadway — encourage that passion (and their practice) with the gift of music this holiday season. Here’s a gift guide for music lovers who can’t wait to get on stage or into the recording studio.
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Do I have to buy the drum kit?
As a parent, you know what your child is most interested in, but keep in mind that skillsets in younger musicians vary just as much as Madonna’s outfits. If your child is taking any kind of music class, talk with the teacher to help gauge their current level.
Consider your budget along with your child’s interest level: Have they been begging you for a guitar the past three Christmases, or have they just started asking after a few other friends started learning? This will help guide your decision on whether to buy a piano for your home or if a starter Casio will be a better gift for the time being.
Making music affordable
Whatever way you choose to invest in your child’s musical journey, Musician’s Friend is making the gift of music affordable this Christmas. They’re offering a great discount of 15% on thousands of musical accessories with code SAVE15. (Exp. 12/27)
Gift Guide for Music Lovers 2015
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If your musician has already started lessons and owns an instrument, they’ll love learning their favorite movie music. Super affordable and educational to boot, you can find scores for early beginners to advanced musicians alike.
Vinyl is making a comeback, so your young, trendy musician will love unwrapping a brand new record player along with a few albums by their favorite artists to start their record collection. (Who would have thought?)
Your kids are inspired by their favorite musicians, so after they download the latest album (or open up that new record or CD), let them learn the music to it! A gift that sparks interests and encourages practice is a win-win.
4. Pick punch
Guitar players are forever losing picks, so give your guitarist the gift of a pick punch so he or she can make their own cool, custom picks — all they need is plastic!
5. Fender box
Use this as a gig box to store small pieces of gear or use it for its original intention: To pack a sandwich and a snack for school.
This Simmons five-piece set is a steal at this price — usually a set like this hovers near the $1,000 mark. A great gift for any drummer and the drummer’s family, your child can plug in their headphones and beat away.
An effective option that doesn’t require storage space and is highly affordable, this double-sided practice pad is great for any drummer working their chops.
For a teenager who wants to create their own music but has limited space and not a lot of gear, this pocket synthesizer allows them play DJ and even comes with its own built-in speaker. It’s also compatible with iPhones, iPads, and a host of other software options.
Stocking Stuffers for Music Lovers
Round out the gift of music by adding these stocking stuffers! Most of these items are basics that every musician needs to have around and will appreciate receiving as a gift.