Santa can always use a help with gift suggestions!! Here are some of our favorite gifts for musicians!! Items can be found at local music stores and various online outlets. Gifts are helpful suggestions only!
MUSIC STANDS! No more of propping music up on counters or cases or pillows. You can find them in all sorts of colors and price points. We found some as low as $12 on amazon.
Case Covers or New Cases.
A case cover can be a fun way to personalize an instrument as well as a way to help protect it a little more. We found some as low as $25 on amazon in fun colors! Search "flute case cover"
If the instrument is in good shape but the case is starting to show its age a new case might be whats needed. Search "instrument case" These can be a bit more of an investment item.
Cleaning cloths! Jewel Silk Cleaning clothes are another fun way to add some flair to practicing! The silk cleaning clothes come in fun tie dye fabric. They hold up really well and clean out instruments really well. They are in the $6-$10 range so it can be a great stocking stuffer!! Search "jewel silk cleaning cloth". We found some on www.wwbw.com
NECK-STRAPS!!!!! These are for our saxophonists!! They make some really wonderful padded neck straps that won't break the bank, but make playing a LOT more comfortable! Neotech makes a great one that's around $15. Protec also makes a nice one that under $20. Your saxophone player will LOVE you!!!
MUTES!! You and your trumpet player will both like a mute! Mutes make the sound a bit quieter. We found some on Amazon and www.wwbw.com for under $30!
Instrument Stands! Instrument stands are all about making sure the instrument is safe when not being played or in the case. If you search "instrument stand" you'll be able to find all sorts of options. We found many in about the $20 price point.
Tuner/Metronome! If you child doesn't have a device of some sort a tuner/metronome is very useful. We found many around $25. If you child has a device ie a phone, ipod, tablet, I would suggest simply downloading a FREE app instead.
REEDS!!!!! If your child plays an instrument with a reed, I promise they can ALWAYS use more!
SWAG for your Band or Chorus Member!! You can find all sorts of music themed gifts online. Everything you can possible imagine!! Clothing, bags, jewelry, jewelry boxes, ornaments, pens/pencils, paper, scarves, hats, blankets, seriously just about everything!! Ask the kids, I have crocks, skirts, shirts, scarves, hair clips, all sorts of goofiness!