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Should teaching children music instruments be cheaper?

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Keith’s Answer

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You pose an interesting question. I would love to say yes, they should be cheaper; however, with some instruments you will find that you get what you pay for.
In addition to the suggestions previously provided you can often find supporters of your music program who have old instructments gathering dust that they are more than willing to loan to deserving students. They will often loan them for a year or as long as the student is in the program/school

I have also found that some music stores will provide lower rental rates if you rent more instruments for you class.
thanks for the great answer Evan W.
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Patricia R.’s Answer

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It would be silly of me to say, "No, I don't think musical instruments should be less expensive for young music lovers who want to play." Yes, of course, I think they should cost less (not trying to be snarky here.)

Learning music is very different than the single-dimension sensory experience of just listening. Learning how to read and create music is (can be) a soul-lifting experience, so why make the cost of it out-of-reach for many beginners, right?

Others who have answered before me have provided some good advice, and worth checking out.





Patricia R. recommends the following next steps:

  • * Sometimes, a school's PTA uses its resources to support getting instruments to children. Ask them.
  • * Local fraternal organizations (Moose, Elks, Masons, etc.) also might be able to help. (Unfortunately, I don't know if women have similar clubs or organizations who might do the same thing. Check your local Chamber of Commerce for listings.)
  • * If your town/city has more than one music store, compare their prices for renting an instrument.
  • * Request time to talk to your local school board. Create a persuasive, short speech - with accompanying documentation - giving them reasons why they should increase spending for music.
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Dennis’s Answer

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Many organizations are trying to make education more accessible to everyone.

Consider enrolling in classes or on-line education such as https://www.artandmusiccenter.com/sign-up-for-free-art-or-music-lessons

for instruments consider reach out to non-profits such as: https://hungryformusic.org/instruments/


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