Need a gift for the piano player in your life? As if finding original gift ideas isn’t tough enough as it is, thinking of gifts for piano players can be even tougher.
But rest assured, there are dozens of fun accessories that pianists can use on a daily basis. Here are six great ideas whether you’re shopping for Hanukkah, Christmas, or a birthday.
Gifts for Piano Players
Here are six of the best piano gifts to choose from. Please note that the prices listed are the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices. Plenty of local and online music retailers should have these on sale.
Seiko Credit Card Metronome
List Price $25.99
Metronomes are handy devices that most musicians, especially pianists, use every day. They sound a consistent beat of your own setting.
This super-lightweight metronome, small enough to carry in your purse, backpack, even your pocket, has a ton of features. The LCD display features a beep sound, too, with seven different rhythms and time signatures.
Perfect for any pianist from late beginner level to advanced, Seiko’s tiny device is big on versatility and user-friendliness.
Hal Leonard – “The Best Songs Ever”
List Price $24.99
Seventy-two classic songs arranged for piano and the voice are packed into one great volume. John Lennon’s “Imagine”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “Candle in the Wind” are only a few of five decades’ worth of popular tunes that you’ll find here.
Any pianist will find themselves buried in this book for hours.
List Price $29.99
Oftentimes, a piano player needs headphones for times when he/she wants extra focus, when playing in a house or apartment without a lot of sound insulation, and when recording.
Behringer is a well-respected company that makes durable, ruggedly constructed products for the serious musician.
This set simply plugs into the earphone/headphone input in a keyboard with the help of the included adapter, and your keyboardist has their own mini closed studio!
CME Xkey Portable Keyboard
List Price $129.99
Though it has a traditional key layout, this MIDI keyboard is anything but traditional. Under each key and button, highly sensitive sensors connect to a circuit board with “high processing power.”
Thin and light, it can fit into a standard backpack. Out of all the piano gifts on this list, this one is perfect for the on-the-go, tech-loving, recording keyboardist.
List Price $111.99
Sitting for long practice sessions just got a little easier with ProLine’s PL1250 memory foam bench.
Tear-resistant vinyl, adjustable height, and a reinforced steel structure are great features to have on a bench that your pianist plans on keeping for a long time.
Yamaha PSR-E243 Keyboard
List Price $79.99
The PSR-E243 has 61 keys, great sound and it can even interface with your iPad, iPod, or iPhone.
You can also record your progress with a feature called “My Music Recorder.” All this and almost 400 voice and 100 accompaniments make this entry-level portable keyboard a great buy.
In the end, perhaps one of the best gifts for piano players is a package of lessons with a great teacher. Whether you choose to give lessons or one of the other great gifts listed above, your pianist is sure to love it!
Heather L. teaches piano in St. Augustine, FL, as well as through online lessons. She is a graduate of the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and has a wide variety of performance experience. Learn more about Heather here!
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