The piano is by far one of the most versatile and beloved instruments on the planet, so it makes sense why we should celebrate the musicians who play this incredible instrument. From helpful music accessories to exciting pro audio gear, we’re sharing five terrific stocking stuffer ideas for piano players this holiday.
When it comes to holiday gifts for pianists, you can’t go wrong with sheet music. Everything from helpful exercises to popular music to challenging Classical pieces are available on sheet music. Students and players with decades of experience alike will love to get sheet music this holiday. The special pianist in your life might be thrilled to get a Beatles piano book this year, or if they’re looking for a challenge, consider picking them up some sheet music by Rachmaninoff.
Recording and live-streaming gear
Every pianist can get a great deal of use out of recording and live-streaming gear. The great news for you and your wallet is that gear like instrument microphones, cables, and mixing consoles can be used both for professional recording and for live-streaming performances, rehearsals, and music lessons. So whether your pianist wants to get serious about streaming concerts or wants to record an album from a home studio, this gear will help them do it.
Metronomes and keyboard stands are not boring gifts when they’re given to serious pianists. We’re often so obsessed with the incredible music these musicians make that we forget the little things in the background, like music accessories. So while a sleek new sustain pedal might not seem like the most exciting gift, it’s probably something the pianist in your life will be very excited about receiving this holiday season.
A piano cleaning kit
Pianists play more confidently when their instruments are cleaned and presentable. Along with other basic music accessories, piano cleaning kits make for terrific stocking stuffer gift options for pianists. Featuring special high-gloss polishes, key cleaners, and microfiber cleaning cloths, these kits are must-have items for serious pianists and budding students.
A digital keyboard
This epic gift won’t be fitting in their stocking, but why not leave a few clues there for whats under the tree? Why would a pianist want a digital keyboard? For starters, digital keyboards are portable unlike their very big and heavy counterparts. This portability gives pianists the ability to bring their instrument to performances, practices, and studio recordings. Most of today’s digital keyboards come packed with incredible synthesizers, sound effects, and lifelike instrument sounds. This means that one instrument will give your pianist access to a vast array of performance options they wouldn’t have had playing a regular piano. And when digital keyboards feature MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) connectivity, musicians can edit, enhance, and produce the sounds they play on their computer with music editing software.
Bonus: Give the gift of lessons
No matter how experienced a pianist is, lessons are a great gift. Every musician can find ways to grow and improve, and lessons are a phenomenal way to introduce new ideas, sharpen skills, and inspire musicians. Check out the Lessons Studio at Music & Arts today!
Shop with Music & Arts
Music & Arts is the #1 holiday destination for musicians and music-lovers this season. From holiday songbooks to instruments, accessories, pro audio gear, and much more, we’re here to help make your holiday merry, bright, and musical this year. Stop in and see us at your local Music & Arts location, or shop online today!
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