It sometimes feels as though it is impossible to find great gifts for music teachers, but it does not have to be that difficult. It helps, of course, if you know the teacher well and have an idea of their taste and interests beyond the area of music. The amount of money that you spend on the gift depends on how long you, or your child, has been a student and how closely you worked with the teacher. For most students, the music teacher receives the same size gift as their regular classroom teacher. Luckily, music gift ideas come in all price ranges suitable for every teacher’s taste.
There are plenty of jewelry items to please even the fussiest of instructors.
Jewelry Makes Great Gifts for Music Teachers
Music gift ideas can include bangles and beads. There are plenty of jewelry items to please even the fussiest of instructors. If your music instructor is a man, a nice watch with a musical note on the face or a picture of the instrument is a great gift. Another wonderful gift for a man is a tie tack to signify his musical talents. Charms for a woman’s charm bracelet and treble clef earrings make great gifts for music teachers. You can always find a pendant, which shows the instrument or another musical item. A pin can be as simple as the name of the instrument, or a symbol of the type of music you play. If you play jazz, of course, consider something straight out of Basin Street or figurines of jazz players. For the vocal instructor there is always a chorus of angels on a pin or phantom of the opera earrings.
You might consider a hat with the instrument embroidered onto it
Great Gifts for Music Teachers in Apparel
Wearing apparel does not have to be intimate, although there are some items that are. While you would never give a pair of boxer shorts with musical notes on them to your child’s music instructor under normal conditions, if that instructor is a loved one, boxer shorts are available for every instrument and musical style. There are clever musical socks with piano keys as part of the socks and those with musical symbols on them.
If you cannot seem to find the right items or if you know what your teacher wants but cannot find it with a musical theme, consider making it yourself.
You might consider a hat with the instrument embroidered onto it or a pair of gloves and matching hat for those cold winter months. An inexpensive item that is for both men and women is a musical note zipper pull for a purse or on the outside of a jacket.
Another inexpensive item for piano teachers is piano key shoelaces. These are particularly fun with a pair of tennis shoes. Slippers are another item that has great potential for a teacher you know a little better than average. You might want to check with the family to find sizes if you select this item.
There are wall plaques with the phantom mask from “Phantom of the Opera” and desk sets that offer a musical theme.
Great Gifts for Music Teachers You Make
If you cannot seem to find the right items or if you know what your teacher wants but cannot find it with a musical theme, consider making it yourself. There are embroidered patches with all types of musical themes that you can add to any piece of apparel with either a hot iron or a few stitches. Add the logo to a tote bag or purchase a musical tote for the teacher to carry sheet music.
The Favorite Song or Group as Great Gifts for Music Teachers
Every music teacher has an idol she followed through her career. Music gift ideas can come from the music or group your music teacher loves. If your music teacher loves the Grateful Dead, consider some memorabilia from the group. You’ll find all types of bands on the front of t-shirts, just like other musical sayings and symbols. Hats also have the logo of bands popular today. If classical or jazz is more the teacher’s style, find a record that you know the music teacher doesn’t own. Search for a book about the life of a famous composer if the teacher is a classical fan. Tickets to a night at a concert can be another great idea as a gift. While many music teachers don’t smoke, if yours does, there are lighters with band logos and musical symbols to light up your teacher’s life.
Decorative Items Make Great Gifts for Music Teachers
There are wall plaques with the phantom mask from “Phantom of the Opera” and desk sets that offer a musical theme. You can dress up the desk of your music teacher with miniature statues of the instrument the teacher plays or even a musical globe with the favorite song. You will find that other desk items are easy to find. Pens with music logo, book marks and paperclip holders all come with musical designs and are great music gift ideas. Buy a musical mug and put a pound of gourmet coffee or herbal teabags inside as another inexpensive gift idea.
There are so many different great gifts for music teachers but the best ones are always those that show you pay attention to what the teacher likes or needs. You do not have to spend a fortune to find just the right one. Who knows, maybe a musical license plate or a bobble head of a musician would be just the right item. Selecting the right item requires listening, and if you need to, consulting the teacher’s family or assistant for special ideas.