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Learn To Play An Instrument- The Greatest Gift

Updated on November 22, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.


Give Someone You Love The Opportunity To learn Music

Music has always been a part of life and always will be. No-one can take away the song in your heart. Most people appreciate some kind of music, but not many people nowadays can play an instrument. It's so easy to listen passively to music without the thrill of being able to create it yourself. Only a true musician can know the amazing feeling of making music, that comes from deep within them, that doesn't rely on stereos or ipods.

Music has a huge therapeutic effect upon us and actually alters our brainwaves, affecting our moods and feelings. It is effectively used to calm and soothe troubled minds and situations. It aids concentration and reinforces the natural rhythm of life. Read more about how playing drums can improve your health.

What better musical gift could there be than giving someone the opportunity to learn an instrument? I was given that chance at 11 years old and 40 years later am still benefitting and enjoying playing the guitar. Our house is often filled with live music. Our piano takes central place and is where three members of our family gravitate when they want to unwind or just relax and have fun. I remember one birthday when money was tight and my husband asked what gift I would like. I asked for a piano recital of a new piece that he duly played just for me. It was worth so much. Read on to discover how the unique gift of music has benefitted so many people and find out how you can give someone you love this wonderful unique musical gift that could remain with them for the rest of their lives.


Open Up Someone's World -

Unless you have grown up in a family where music is a regular feature (especially live music) you may never know what you are missing. Inspire someone today, someone who has everything else and also has a bit of spare time. You will be giving them something that will be therapeutic, profound and beautiful. Or do something for yourself and bring warmth and feeling back into the depths of your soul, that will in turn warm those around you.

A set of music lessons in the form of a DVD with a private tutor.


What Instrument Will It Be- A Drum Kit?

Drum Set Full Size Adult 5-piece Complete Metallic Blue with Cymbals Stands Stool Sticks
Drum Set Full Size Adult 5-piece Complete Metallic Blue with Cymbals Stands Stool Sticks

With the right tuition, it's easy to play. It's worth starting out with a decent drum kit that sounds good and will reward you for your progress. This one is full size and is great for the price. It includes everything you need and is a bestseller with very good reviews and happy customers on Amazon!


What instrument would you choose.. - to discover this amazing musical gift?

If you could learn to play the instrument of your dreams-

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Will It Be The Saxophone- for playing the greatest gift?t

Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone - Gold Lacquer w Case, Accessories
Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone - Gold Lacquer w Case, Accessories

This saxophone is suitable for beginners to intermediate and is selling at a cut price whilst stocks last. It is recommended by teachers and is set up and ready to play. It has super workmanship and great reviews by happy customers on Amazon.


Music is what feelings sound like.

The Classical Guitar

Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar - For Toddlers
Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar - For Toddlers

This lovely bestselling classical guitar is particularly suited to young children. With soft nylon strings and half the standard size, it will be a great instrument to get a young child started. It is sturdy enough to take a few knocks too, although that is unlikely as they will love this!


Family Music Time


"Three years ago I never would of even thought of getting a grade 8 in piano. It's the biggest achievement I have done so far. Couldn't have done it without you!"

— Steven, piano student

The Upright Piano

Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano
Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano

There's nothing to beat a real acoustic piano to enjoy the best sound as it should be, whilst learning, but if your budget won't allow it then check out this lovely digital piano. It is the nearest you will get to the sound of a grand piano and has many features, all explained on Amazon.


Musical Gifts- Igniting The Passion For Playing Music


A Violin To Get You Started - Teacher approved!

Mendini 4/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings - Full Size
Mendini 4/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings - Full Size

This violin package is great for the beginner to intermediate player and comes with all the extras. The violin has a hand-carved spruce top with a beautiful varnish finish.


Have You Always Wanted To Learn Violin? - Well now you can with this immensely helpful and enjoyable resource!

The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner
The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner

A very thorough course for those wanting to learn violin. Each section is clearly explained, step-by-step with clear visual examples. It includes tuning, right arm and bow hold,left hand and finger positions and much more. It includes play-along pieces and the DVD can be played in all regions.


Having The Right Support

We all have someone who made it possible for us, whether a successful musician who inspired us, parents who encouraged and faithfully provided the resources or teachers who believed in us and challenged us to go for it. It can be hard work at times and that's why we need the right people around us to reach our goal.

Who Inspired You For Playing Music?

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    • askformore lm profile image

      askformore lm 4 years ago

      I want to learn to play music in 2013

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      jillian22 5 years ago

      Not yet, however, I hope that I have enough coordination to play and enjoy what music brings!

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      nifwlseirff 5 years ago

      I played many instruments in high school, much easier after having learnt piano from a very young age. The dual hand/foot co-ordination that the piano requires, and more complex note-reading, means that other instruments are much easier. However, I would have loved to learn cello - perhaps someday I will.

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      Mr-Panda LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens. One day I would really like to learn how to play the piano! pandahugz =)

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      KandH 5 years ago

      I haven't played an instrument in years, but I have always loved music and enjoyed learning to play the piano very much as a kid - we had a keyboard and a piano at home so it was always noisy and fun at our house :) Blessed!

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      audrey07 5 years ago

      I wish I know how to play the piano. Got the chance to learn it when I was young but didn't know how to appreciate it then. Sigh!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      My ex is buying our son a trumpet and keyboard for Christmas this year, which I am very happy about!!! Music lessons are definitely a brilliant gift!

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      The-Java-Gal 7 years ago

      Research suggests learning to play music is more powerful than passive listening. A note to seniors - it's never to late to learn to play simple instruments, and sooo good for the brain! Nice lens. Bookmarked, 5*,and lensrolled to The Power of Music

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Yes, learning to play multiple instruments has helped me in so many ways! I'm lensrolling this to a music education lens I have. Great job on the lens!