Maybe you weren't totally sold on your child playing piano, or maybe you got an instrument to get you thru the interim, until you find or can afford that better instrument, but what student wouldn't be ecstatic about receiving a better one for Christmas (or consider buying it for your family)?
Here's a great article that will get you started in making the right decision: The Ins and Outs of Buying a Piano.
If you're wanting to order a digital piano, here are two recommendations:
Be sure that you have a stand, pedal, and bench for use with the digital piano.
2. MetronomeI love this one
- But this one is great too!
3. New MusicOk, so this one takes a little research. Ask your piano teacher for suggestions on something that would be fun to get your student. Or, you can get them a gift certificate for their favorite music publishing company. I personally use mostly Piano Pronto music in my studio, so my students would love a gift certificate to pick out some of the sheet music!
4. Music Bag
5. Music Drills or Practice AppLet's face it, kids love to play video games, why not have them playing educational ones? Here's a couple of my favorite apps (check your App Store - most are for only Ipad):
- Piano Maestro by Joytunes
- Note Rush
- Note Squish
- Flashnote Derby
- Rhythm Cat