Playing an instrument gives us a lot of physical and mental health benefits like reduced stress, improved stamina, and teaching patience. Giving the gift of music can be a great way to support the musician in your life. Here are four tips in gifting an instrument:
Is The Recipient A Veteran Player Or A Beginner?
Like with any gift, you should know who you are giving it to and what their interests are. You wouldn’t gift a flutist with a guitar when they’ve not expressed an interest. Ask yourself if the recipient of your generous gift is a veteran player or a beginner. Either way, knowing what they are (or aren’t) looking for will help you begin looking for the right instrument or gear for them.
Consider Gifting Music Lessons Or Funding A Purchase
If you’re not sure where to start in gifting an instrument for a friend or family member, consider purchasing music lessons instead, or help fund a purchase of something they want—like a new electric guitar. They will get the gear they want and be grateful for your contribution!
Stay Away From Low-Quality Instruments And Gear
When looking at musical instrument and gear to gift, stay away from low-quality ones that you’d find at big box stores. These often don’t last long and are made with low-quality materials and the staff may not know how to help you find what you’re looking for. Instead, look for local music stores like Music Go Round St. Louis who are passionate about instruments and can find you the best deal.
Take Them To Music Go Round St. Louis
Finally, one of the easiest ways to gift an instrument is to take the recipient to Music Go Round St. Louis! Shopping locally supports musicians like them who want to get the brand names for a price they can afford. And when they want to purchase again, they can trade in and trade up! Trading In or Trading Up at Music Go Round STL means they will get a return on their investment and the price of their instrument goes towards trading for that must-have piece!