If you’ve found that as your children get older, gift-giving is trickier, then you’re not alone. Years ago, Joseph spent hours enjoying his toy cars, coloring books and blocks. But at age 14, he’s entered a completely different stage in his life; he needs bigger challenges and broader horizons.
Several months ago, Joseph jumped into online guitar lessons with Fender play. He learns at his own pace, squeezing in video lessons between school and basketball and yard work for family and friends.
I was given the gift of piano lessons as a child; now I’m watching as my own child reaps the benefits of music lessons.
Here are three reasons you should consider giving music as a gift:
It keeps on giving: Learning an instrument opens all kinds of musical doors. Whether that’s deciding to pick up a second instrument (or a third, or a fourth) or joining a band, planting a musical seed will blossom in ways you can’t even imagine.
It builds more than just musical skills: Studies show that our learning goes beyond plucking strings and reading sheet music. It boosts confidence, encourages discipline and teaches us new and creative ways to connect with other people.
It makes us happy: Meaningful experiences in life, and not our material possessions, bring real happiness. Once you learn to play and sing, music is a way to spread joy! At my house, we often get together for “music nights.” It could be karaoke, piano, guitar, or maybe even a visit from our parish priest who plays the concertina. The best things in life truly are FREE.
Why choose Fender Play? Fender Play is guitar-learning platform that allows you to take guitar lessons from virtually anywhere. Learn from experienced teachers in short 10-12 minute videos. It’s completely flexible and fits your schedule. Having no prior experience is NO problem. Fender’s “Hear
It, Learn It, Play It” methodology is a structured, low-pressure approach that breaks down songs into easy-to-learn chunks.
And since Fender knows that your gift recipient will be eager to play right away, their “song first” approach will really be appreciated.
Speaking of songs, guitar players get to choose their own path (country, rock, folk, blues, etc.) to further customize the online learning experience. Joseph’s current path is country, but he can change that at any time.
You can start a FREE 30-Day Trial now at play.fender.com. (Their 50% Black Friday sale has been extended!)
Giveaway: My readers can enter to win a guitar starter pack, courtesy of the wonderful folks at Fender. There will be 15 winners! The Squier® Strat® Pack has everything you need to begin and includes a 24″ Stratocaster guitar and a Frontman® 10G amplifier. Strap, cable and picks are also in the box, so really can get started right away! Retail value of this prize is $199.99. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by December 12, 2017.
Use the entry form below. Good luck!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.