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Buy Musical Instruments For Students Online

Updated on March 11, 2011

Studies have shown that when children play a musical instrument while in school their grades improve. Playing musical instruments teaches a child discipline and how to get along and cooperate with others. Nothing bad can come out of a child learning to play a musical instrument. When my kids were young they wanted to play in the band, so I said yes. The school had a parent band night so that we knew what was expected of our child where the band was concerned and to rent the musical instrument they had chosen. Wow what an eye opener that night was. My youngest son had decided to play the saxophone. One of the most expensive instruments to rent. The year was 2001 and he was 10 and in the 5th grade. At that time the saxophone was 60 dollars a month to rent and we had to rent it for 9 months. That was 540 dollars for the 9 month period. Are they kidding me?? I can't even begin to imagine how much to rent a saxophone today would cost. I looked into buying a saxophone and they are about 1500 dollars for a really good one. But you can get them for less if you look around. My child played saxophone for 8 years and that would have cost me 4320 dollars for those 8 years, I could have bought 3 saxes for that kind of money. Now we did rent the first year to make sure he really wanted to stick with this and when he did we went out and bought a new saxophone for about 500 dollars. Not the highest end saxophone but it served him well for 7 years of his school band participation. So my suggestion is make sure you kid really wants to play and then buy him or her their instrument. In the long run you will save a ton of money.


The Suzuki Deluxe AS-SC Alto Saxophone Outfit is a great beginner saxophone and can be used throughout a child's band participation all the way through high school. Most schools have the kids playing alto sax. This outfit includes the case which is a must, reeds, ligature,cork grease, cleaning swap and neck strap. An outstanding buy.

The Selmer Prelude Alto Saxophone is a great instrument at a great price. A saxophone that can last the life of your child's band participation. It's not the best sax money can buy but for a student it will perform. Includes carrying case, mouthpiece, ligature,and neck strap. Great saxophone.

The Yamaha YAS -23 Standard Alto Sax is of the highest quality and a leading manufacturer of saxophones. As you can tell by the price. If money is no object this is one of four of the best saxophone makers in the world. Comes with a case. A must have for the serious musician.


The Conductor Model 20oN Bb Silver Nickel Student Trumpet includes a mouthpiece and case and is a wonderful starter trumpet for your student at a wonderful price.

The Suzuki Deluxe TR-Sc Trumpet Outfit come from a great manufacturer of great musical instruments. This trumpet has a rich sound and is a great trumpet for the student and seasoned musician alike. A great price.

The Vento 500 Series Student Trumpet is a great starter trumpet for your student. It includes a mouthpiece, case and a dvd to help your student with his or her first lesson.


The Suzuki Fl-SC Flute is wonderfully priced for your student. This flute has a rich warm sound and includes a case, a cleaning rod, tenon grease,polishing cloth, and a care assembly and maintenance guide. An affordable priced flute for any beginner flutist.

The Barcelona Student Flute is a very affordable flute for the beginner student, don't pay those high rental fees and get nothing for your money. This flute features a flawless silver body and includes a cleaning cloth,cleaning rod, and a durable plush lined case.

The Cecilio Silver Plated Flute is another great buy for your beginning student. Included is a soft cleaning cloth,cleaning rod, joint grease,and a durable plush case.


Drums are one of the most popular instruments that the kids want to play. No need for huge drum sets so your child can practice there are many great electronic drums on the market today.

The Alesis ePractice Pad is a great drum for your child to get all the practice he or she needs. This electronic drum practice pad comes with learning exercises, 65 different drum sounds,50 practice games, and a headphone for silent practice. No need to drive the rest of the family insane with all the noise. A wonderfully priced drum for all your students needs.

The Yamaha DD65 Digital Drum Pad is very affordable and takes up much less room than a traditional drum set. A outstanding manufacturer of musical instruments, this drum pad set includes 8 touch sensitive pads, 2 drum pedals,and the capacity to play along with an Mp3 player for an outstanding practice session. Other feature to many to list make this drum pad set the ultimate set for beginners and experience drummers alike. A wonderfully affordable price from a top manufacturer.

The Yamaha YDD40 Portable Digital Electronic Drums Premium Pack has 4 pads and foot pedal input, AUX input for playing along with your favorite songs, and headphones for silent play. A very affordable drum set for any beginner student and experienced drummers alike.

The Yamaha Touch Sensitive Digital Drums are an extremely affordable drum set for your beginner student. It has 4 touch sensitive drum pads, 54 percussion sounds, drum sticks and a power adapter. For the price you can't go wrong, Yamaha is a leading producer of musical instruments, and your child will get many hours of enjoyment and practice on this drum set.

Buying is More Affordable Than Renting

All in all buying and owning a musical instrument will be much more affordable than renting. When you rent an instrument you use it and then you child has to give it back. There will be no practicing in the summer when school is not in session. The best thing you can do for your budget is to buy your child's instrument and then he or she has access all year long to the musical instrument of their choice. I bought both my son's instruments and saved thousands of dollars during their school band years. And I'm so happy I did.


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    • fishtiger58 profile image

      fishtiger58 3 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      yup you can usually find better deals online

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Yay for music! I had never thought of buying instruments online!!

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      thanks for reading my hub Ingenira

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Good info on instrument selection. Those digital drums are really tempting me ! :)

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks for reading my hub mulberry, I play the guitar but very badly I'm afraid.

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      Christine Mulberry 7 years ago

      If I could play anything, I would choose the violin. But since I've heard it's quite difficult I could be convinced to try the saxophone.

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks so much for reading it AuriFin.

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      AuriFin 7 years ago

      Very informative and useful for parents of loving music children, and why not for the parents themselves. Never thought buying a music instrument on line is an option - will use the hint in case football trainings get replaced by something as sophisticated as flute :) Thank you for the great hub, Fishtiger :)

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks Hello Hello, I ended up buy a saxaphone and a baritone for my 2 sons, we came out way cheaper. I am so glad I had looked into this.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Good description of each of these instruments and buying is definitely cheaper. Thank you for a great hub.