Music teachers, for all that they do, are generally under-appreciated. After all, who else will remain patient and supportive while you learn music, stay after school to help you perfect that song, and cheer you on at recitals and competitions? At Music & Arts, we take music teachers seriously. So, whether you learn music during band classes at school or as an extracurricular activity after school hours, here are just a few gift ideas your music teacher will be sure to enjoy year after year.
Sheet Music or Vinyl Record Coasters
These can be purchased or made, and are a unique way to express your gratitude. Not only are they functional, but they can be personalized and are sure to act as a conversation starter. Regardless if you make them or buy them already pre-made, try to find coasters that match their preferred genre. Whether it’s indie rock or jazz, you’ll easily be able to find (or make) a set of coasters to match. If you decide to make them and want to make the gift extra personal, track down the sheet music you’ve played during your time in their class and make the coasters out of them.
Cool Posters & Wall Decor
If your teacher likes a certain rock band or style of music, there are a lot of sites that sell cool vintage posters. Just be aware that originals will be on the expensive side, so if you’re going for an original be sure to save up. Don’t worry, though! We have a selection of posters and wall decor on our site. If you want to go the extra mile, consider having the print professionally framed. This way it’ll be ready to display the second they open it. Who knows, they may just hang it proudly in the classroom!
Music accessories are the gifts that keep on giving. For musicians, getting a gift of picks, straps, stands, or strings is a huge plus no matter who they are. These accessories are essential for playing instruments, and they frequently wear out or get used up. You might not think giving your music teacher something like a pack of reeds is very exciting, but they might disagree! All musicians who play instruments can utilize some kind of accessory, so giving them as gifts is a chance to be both thoughtful and helpful.. Reeds, rosin, strings, tuners, metronomes and more all make excellent gift options.
A Brand New Instrument
We aren’t expecting you to purchase an expensive, brand new instrument for your teacher on your own, but if you take classes as a group or at school, why not see if everyone’s interested in pooling their money for an extra special gift? Whether your teacher loves guitar or prefers to play the flute, purchasing them an upgraded instrument is a great way to show your appreciation. Just make sure the return process is easy. Instruments are like clothes and cars–just because you like a certain style or model doesn’t mean your teacher will.
A Music & Arts Gift Card
Chances are your teacher spends plenty of their hard earned cash on supplies for the classroom, which they might not be reimbursed for in full by the school. A Music & Arts gift card is sure to go a long way, and can be used for everything from accessories and sheet music to instruments. Plus, with this gift, you won’t have to worry about colors, sizes, or personal preference. Just head to your local store, add an amount that seems fitting, and be prepared to impress your teacher by giving them something they’ll really want this year!
Shop with Music & Arts
Music & Arts is the #1 gift destination for musicians and music-lovers. From holiday songbooks to instruments, accessories, pro audio gear, and much more, we’re here to help make your shopping experience quick and easy. Stop in and see us at your local Music & Arts location, or shop online today!