Gifts for adult learners

Find the perfect gift for adults interested in music

Everyone knows at least one person who wishes they learned an instrument when they were a kid. Well, you can give them the good news this holiday: it's never too late! We've seen countless adults and seniors take the leap into playing music, and guess what? They love it.

Learning as an adult is easy with the right tools. Below we've highlighted instruments and resources for adults that will surely be a hit. 

 

 

  • Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Piano Book 1
    Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Piano Book 1
    Features:
    Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, and technique in a convenient, "all-in-one" format. This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson's concepts. There is a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles.

    Price: $20.99
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  • Alvarez Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar Pack RD26S-AGP
    Alvarez Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar Pack RD26S-AGP
    Features:

    This RD26S Starter Pack is complete with padded gig bag, digital clip on tuner, guitar strap, polishing cloth and spare picks.

    The Alvarez Regent Series is a high quality entry-level guitar line designed to provide super value instruments with many features and specifications you find in pro-level Alvarez models.

    Components such as our bi-level rosewood bridge, scalloped bracing and PPS synthetic bone nut and saddle, work together to get the best tone and response possible.

    The sound is open and full, and the guitars have been made to respond well, making them rewarding to play.

    Regent Series has also been designed with the student in mind and has a slightly slimmer neck profile and nut, making it very easy to hold and fret.

    Model: RD26S-AGP
    Manufacturer: Alvarez
    Price: $219.99
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  • Essential Elements for Ukulele Book 1
    Essential Elements for Ukulele Book 1
    Features:
    Playing the ukulele is an enjoyable, easy, and inexpensive way to get involved in music. It provides a way to learn musical concepts and skills that can apply to any instrument you decide to study. Moreover, it will give you a great opportunity to share the joy of making music with other people. This book will help to provide you with the basic skills and musical background you need to get started. The online audio contains demonstrations of all the songs and examples available for download or streaming using the access code printed inside the book. This carefully crafted method emphasizes chord strumming skills; teaching students HOW to practice; note reading exercises; “chord challenges” to learn how to figure out chord progressions; tab reading; and more.

    Price: $9.99
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  • Hal Leonard Adult Piano Method - Christmas Favorites
    Hal Leonard Adult Piano Method - Christmas Favorites
    Features:
    Seasonal fun for adult and older beginner piano students! Includes 12 songs: Away in a Manger • Deck the Hall • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen • Jingle Bells • Joy to the World • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel • Silent Night • and more. The price of this book includes access to audio tracks online, for download or streaming, using the unique code inside the book! The accompanying audio is accessed through Hal Leonard's popular MyLibrary system using the provided code. The audio can be streamed or downloaded and includes PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

    Price: $12.99
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  • Hal Leonard Complete Guitar Method with Online Access
    Hal Leonard Complete Guitar Method with Online Access
    Features:
    The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together. This edition includes online access to 164 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

    Price: $24.99
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  • Hohner Old Standby Harmonica HH34BA
    Hohner Old Standby Harmonica HH34BA
    Features:

    A longtime favorite of many country artists, the Old Standby is always ready to express your musical soul. The Old Standby is the perfect for someone new to the harmonica or just wanting to pass the time.

    Model: HH34BA
    Manufacturer: Hohner
    Price: $15.99
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  • Korg Combo Tuner/Metronome TM60BK
    Korg Combo Tuner/Metronome TM60BK
    Features:

    The best-selling KORG TM series, which lets you use a tuner and metronome simultaneously, has been revamped. The TM-60 is the newest model and features a larger display that can show the tuner and metronome simultaneously. The battery life has also been dramatically improved. With the all-new TM-60, you’ll be able to enjoy pitch training and rhythm training without having to switch functions or be concerned with battery life.

    Model: TM60BK
    Manufacturer: Korg
    Price: $27.95
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  • Oscar Schmidt Mahogany Ukulele OU2
    Oscar Schmidt Mahogany Ukulele OU2
    Features:

    This satin-finish mahogany ukulele offers a lively, full body that resonates with sparkling highs and warm lows. While very affordable, this wonderful instrument provides a rich welcome to the love of playing a ukulele!

    Model: OU2
    Manufacturer: Oscar Schmidt
    Price: $79.99
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  • Roland Digital Piano FP-30-BKC (Demo units used for contest)
    Roland Digital Piano FP-30-BKC (Demo units used for contest)
    Features:

    Roland FP-30BKC Pianos Used as Rentals for Solo & Ensemble Contests

    Includes:
    • Roland FP-30 Digital Piano
    • KSC-70 Wooden Stand
    • KPD-70 3-Pedal Unit


    • Model: FP-30BKCCONTEST
      Manufacturer: Roland
    Price: $699.99
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  • The Music Shoppe Gift Card - Any Amount
    The Music Shoppe Gift Card - Any Amount

    A terrible gift for someone who hates music!

    However, if you know someone who does like music, they will surely appreciate the freedom to select the musical product of their choosing!

    Choose between a Digital Code (online use only) or a Physical Card (in-store use only). Gift card types may be changed after purchase, but please allow one business day for processing. 

     

    Price: $0.00
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  • Yamaha PMD Electronic Drum Kit DTX402K
    Yamaha PMD Electronic Drum Kit DTX402K
    Features:

    • The sounds combine years of experience creating authentic, top-quality drum sounds with 10 built-in drum kits.
    • 10 built-in training functions and improve your groove and expression as a drummer.
    • Combining newly developed drum pads with silent kick unit.

    Model: DTX402K
    Manufacturer: Yamaha PMD
    Price: $499.99
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