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Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized

Looking for a last minute gift for your child that will enhance intelligence and inspire creativity? As a music teacher, parents come to me for the best ideas in musical gifts. I have put together my favorites to delight and educate your child.

Take a look at a few favorites below or you can visit the Making Musicians blog post for a complete list and explanation of amazing musical gifts.

Musical Instruments

Rhythm Set 

Just $35 at gets your child a complete rhythm set plus instruction and idea book! You can also purchase any variety of individual rhythm instruments at their site.


Floor Tom

Also $35 at this 10" high tom provides hours of imaginative fun! Lots of other drums, big and small available from RhythmBand.


Tone Bell Set

These are the instrument we use in my beginning classes. They are perfect for young learners because the bells can be removed from the case, and the mallets are toddler/young child friendly. Enjoy these from for just $25



These full body movement instruments are lots of fun! They come in all varieties at Amazon.


Music Listening

Classical Music for Kids

There are lots of classical music books and CDs out there designed to engage kids. I love the Beethoven's Wig series. Their CDs have sing along symphonies - they are silly and engaging and cost about $10 on


Wireless Headphones

Listening can be amazing fun with the right tools. These are the best in children's headphones. Bluetooth, comfortable, great sound. Order on Amazon or directly from LilGadgets.


I hope you and your child love these musical gifts!

Merry Christmas!

Miss Paige

About My Classes

I love teaching music to young children because we target the "critical period" of the child's brain development. It's much easier for children to internalize the language of music during this time frame.

2-3 year olds: My youngest students are learning seasons, months of the year, and days of the week through rhythm and games! They are recognizing their names in print and honing in on fine motor skills.

4-6 year olds
My Red Balloon students are reading notes from the staff to play on their tone bells. They can keep a steady beat and intelligently listen to a classical music selection!

5-7 year olds
These young keyboard students can now play all the primary chords with their right hand and sing along while they do! The foundations they learned in previous years have finely tuned their ears to be able to produce harmony.

6-8 year olds
My most advanced students are in their 3rd year of instruction and are playing piano with both hands in a chorded accompaniments. They have learned about key signatures and are transposing simple melodies into various keys. They have learned all the notes names on the treble and bass clef staves. They are amazing little musicians!

Click on the icons below to learn more about music programs geared toward developing the complete musician!