Percussion Stocking StuffersFor most of these items, I have provided a link to a site called Woodwind Brasswind (wwbw), which is a reliable source to buy instrument supplies and music from. However, you can also find all of these items in your local music stores, at Menchey Music, and even on Amazon! New: Menchey Music recently opened their online shop, where you can find supplies, music, and fun accessories at the click of a button!
- Stick Bag - Holds the sticks and mallets all in one place so that your child doesn't lose them!
- Extra Sticks and Mallets - Just in case your child does lose their sticks/mallets.
MusicOne of the reasons most kids sign up to play an instrument is to play music they enjoy. So why not purchase some music they're interested in? If you go to any of your local music stores, you'll find countless music books, including ones with songs that are easy enough for even the most beginner student! They make these books for movies (including Disney), Pop songs, TV shows... There's a book for everyone! For this, I recommend physically traveling to the store to purchase the books so that you can preview the song first and make sure it is at a level that your child will be able to play.
LessonsDuring the school year, I only see the students once a cycle. That means some weeks go by that I do not see the students for a lesson at all, especially if the student is absent or has difficulties remembering their lesson. There is a lot of time between lessons, and every child could benefit from more instruction time on their instrument. If you are financially able, a trial of private lessons (maybe 3-5 lessons) is a GREAT gift for any musician! Not only do lessons open the student up to more than double the instructional time that they usually receive, but it also introduces them to more music that they might enjoy!