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Home School Instruments - Music for All Ages
Home School Instruments - Music for All Ages
Making music at home can be enjoyed no matter what your age. If you have young children, here’s some family-friendly instruments that are easy to play and great fun!
Whether you want to add music to your home school curriculum, or you’re simply looking to get creative, here are the instruments to get you playing in no time at all.
Looking for some great free music resources for children at home? See Bring the Noise by BBC Teach for some fantastic ideas.
The keyboard is perfect for new musicians. With a range of built-in instrument sounds, musical tracks to play along to, and handy learning tools, keyboards make learning fun.
The MK-1000 Portable Keyboard by Gear4music is super easy to use. With 20 instrument sounds and 10 percussion instruments, plus a microphone for singing, you’ll be making music in no time.
You can even capture your playing with the record function and learn the basics with an Intelligent Teaching mode. Show off your compositions to your friends, learn how to play, and be creative at home!
See more | Gear4music Keyboards
For young players who want an authentic piano experience, check out the JDP-1 Junior Digital Piano by Gear4music. This inspiring instrument has full-size keys, touch sensitivity, and a sustain pedal – plus you can connect to teaching apps via USB. It looks and feels just like a full-size piano, just on a smaller scale.
See more | Gear4music Digital Pianos
The guitar is an ideal instrument for musicians of any age – the classical guitar especially so. Why the classical guitar, though?
With its nylon strings, the classical guitar is easier on the fingers than the steel string guitar. Plus, you don’t need any other equipment to play the classical guitar – no amplifiers or cables needed.
The Deluxe Junior 1/2 Classical Guitar Pack by Gear4music is a ½ size instrument, so is great for young players. It comes with all the accessories you’ll need to play including a bag, tuner, and spare strings.
If you’re a little older, you can find a range of Gear4music classical guitar starter packs at any size.
Shop now | Classical Guitars
Just like the classical guitar, the ukulele has nylon strings that are easy on the fingers – perfect for new musicians. The ukulele is super compact too, which makes it really comfortable to play. With only four strings, you’ll be able to learn simple chords and melodies in no time at all.
The soprano ukulele what we associate as the ‘standard’ size. Check out the Ukulele Pack by Gear4music for a great starting point – it has all the accessories you’ll need to play.
Shop now | Ukuleles
Hand percussion is perfect for musicians of any age. Children will have love being able to make music with a variety of different sounds. Here’s our top choices of percussion instruments.
Get a super affordable collection of percussion instruments in one pack. You’ll love the variety of shakers, beaters, tambourines, and more – perfect for exploring new sounds.
See more | Kids Percussion Sets
Tuned percussion tubes that are truly unique! If you’re looking to make music in a group, boomwhackers are great fun. Sound is created by ‘whacking’ the tube against a hard surface – the harder the surface, the clearer the sound. Play with beaters, hit them against the floor, the only limit is your imagination.
See more | Boomwhackers
The cajon is ideal for beginners and advanced percussionists alike.
New to drums? You’ll find it easy to get started with a variety of drum sounds by tapping the cajon in different locations.
Already a drummer or percussionist? Here’s an instrument you can perform and record with – perfect for an acoustic set.
Shop now | Cajon by Gear4music, Teak – a classic cajon at an affordable price
Shop now | bopbox Cajon by Gear4music – made of cardboard yet very capable!
See more | Cajons at Gear4music
Easy to play, great fun for learning about musical notes, and ideal for children or classrooms. You can find handbells in our percussion sets, or you can buy them separately.
Shop now | Tuned Hand Bells Set by Gear4music
See more | Handbells
The tambourine is a classic percussion instrument, and the perfect addition to your home percussion set.
Shop now | Tambourine by Gear4music, 9’’
See more | Tambourines
Super easy to play, ideal for young children. Explore music with the delicate sound of a glockenspiel.
Shop now | Glockenspiel by Gear4music
Some wind instruments take time, patience, and a great teacher before you can even produce a half-decent sound.
The recorder and ocarina are different. Far easier to get started with, you’ll be able to make a clear musical note straight away and learn how to play your first songs.
Shop now | Descant Recorder with Cleaning Rod, Pink
Shop now | Descant Recorder with Cleaning Rod, Blue
Shop now | Descant Recorder with Cleaning Rod, Red
See more | Recorders
Shop now | Ocarina by Gear4music
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