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Top Things to Do When You’re Buying a Musical Instrument

May 11, 2018

Music is a fundamental part of our education system. It helps kids gain focus, come out of their shell, and be more involved in school. Whether your child is a first-time instrument player or has been playing for years, practicing and participating in a group function such as music, can help them come into their own.

To encourage your kids love for music, many parents often opt to purchase an instrument, but not being an everyday purchase, it can often be hard to know where to start. If you are planning to provide your kid with a musical instrument of their own, here are just a few things you’ll want to consider beforehand:

Pick Your Type

First off, if your child is starting out playing an instrument, you want to be sure it’s something they plan on sticking with. You don’t want to invest in an instrument now for it to only sit in their closet for years to come.

Get The Right Size

If you are looking to invest in a string instrument, there are sizing options you’ll want to consider. A big, oversized instrument can be frustrating and hinder your child’s ability to play. Make sure it’s a good fit and have them hold it and play a bit before making any final purchases.

Check for Structural Issues

Take the time to look at the instrument from top to bottom. Make sure there are no cracks or minor issues that could hinder its performance. Ask questions about the age and care, to ensure you are getting something worth your money.

Consider the Investment

Before you purchase the instrument, consider whether or not this is the best option for your child. Is there a way to rent an instrument instead of buying one? Does your school offer instruments to students in the band or orchestra? These are all things you’ll want to question before making your final purchase.

For over 60 years, Nickerson Corporation has been supplying educational furniture and equipment to those in the New York and New Jersey market. With a product list that varies from early childhood all the way to college and beyond, we are available to supply furniture solutions that can satisfy your every academic need. For more information on our products and delivery services, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200 today.