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One of the best gifts that you can give your children is an outlet to allow their talents and creativity to flourish. Since my kids are both under 10 that are still learning and experimenting with different activities but one area that both of them have shown an interest in is music. My son sparked an interest in guitar about 2 years ago after Santa brought him a new guitar for Christmas. I was a little worried that he would be too young or not interested in playing but this ended up being the best gift he received that year. Shortly after Christmas he started taking guitar lessons and looked forward to learning new songs each week.
This year my son decided that he wanted to learn how to play a new instrument and showed an interest in the drums. At first I started looking at retail stores but all they had were smaller toy-type drum sets that were more for younger kids. I wanted to buy him a real drum set that was not too big but not too small either. Thankfully I found the perfect drum set at Music & Arts.
Music & Arts has served students, teachers, and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, MD, the company specializes in instrument rentals, music lessons and band and orchestra instrument sales. Music & Arts was acquired by Guitar Center, Inc. in April 2005 to expand its offerings to the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has over 115 retail locations in 22 states.
The Sound Percussion Deluxe Jr. 3-Piece Drum Set Black is the perfect drum set for kids who want to pick up an instrument, especially drumming. It’s designed with kids in mind and is smaller than a standard drum set. This kit includes a full hardware pack including a kick pedal, cymbal and hi-hat stands, and a throne. and complete with a 12″ cymbal and a pair of 10″ hi-hat cymbals. It comes in black, wine red and white finishes. It’s more than I could have ever asked for in a drum set for my son. It’s the perfect size plus he will be able to grow into it until he is ready to upgrade to a bigger one. This particular drum set is priced at $149.99 and includes free shipping.
Of course you can’t have a drum set with out drumsticks and Music & Arts has plenty of those to choose from. We received the Sound Percussion Hickory drumsticks and they are very reasonably priced at only $4.99 for the pair.
If you would like to learn how to play an particular instrument but don’t know how Music & Arts has plenty of Instructional DVD’s like Jojo Mayer’s Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer. This three hour DVD is recommended for drummers of every age, style, and skill level and is one of the most comprehensive and detailed volumes on hand technique ever produced.
If your thinking of buying your children or other friends and family a musical gift this holiday season be sure to check out the Music & Arts Holiday Gift Guide for some great ideas! Plus this guide includes a coupon for special savings. I am so excited to have found Music & Arts and will definitely be adding more instruments to our collection as my children grow and want to learn more.
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