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Best Guitars, Ukuleles, Keyboards And Drum Sets To Buy For Your Kids

Best Guitars, Ukuleles, Keyboards and Drum Sets to Buy for Your Kids

Summer vacation is right around the corner and we think summer is a great time for diving deeper into music lessons or exploring a new instrument. And so, we  have rounded up our top picks of guitars, ukuleles and drum sets to get you set up for a summer of music making. And don’t forget, you can always jump into any session of Musication private lessons to set up a sample size lesson package for your little one and we still space available in our summer camp too!

Guitars and Ukuleles

1/2 Size Nylon String Guitar:  Yamaha CGS102A 1/2-Size Classical Guitar Bundle 

Best for the young beginner, nylon strings are easy on little fingers, and 1/2 size is comfortable for young children to hold. 

1/2 Size Steel String Guitar:   Yamaha JR2 1/2-Size Acoustic Guita

 Good for young beginners, steel string sound that’s great for playing all styles of music.

 3/4 Size Electric Guitar with Amp:  Squier by Fender Mini Strat Electric Guitar – Black Bundle

 This is a great size electric guitar is great for most kids ages 8 and up.

Ukulele:  Official Kala Learn to Play Ukulele Starter Kit, Light Mahogany

This great ukulele is a perfect starter for children (and adults) of any age. Comes with tuner and learning app. 


Yamaha NP12 61-Key :This keyboard from Yamaha is our top pick for beginning students considering price and features.

Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key : This model has a little bit more of the “bells & whistles” on it as far as the different sounds it can make, drum beats, song library, etc… In other words, this keyboard has more buttons on it! Not always a good thing though, as lots of buttons can sometimes be a distraction, but can also be fun for students to explore.

Yamaha P71 88-Key: One of our top pics as far as a keyboard that can emulate and feel like a real piano. This Yamaha has “weighted” keys, so the keys are not only “touch sensitive” but also have the actual feel of pressing down a note on a piano

Drums and Percussion

Djembe:  Hand-carved Djembe Drum from Africa – 9″x 18″ Child Youth Size

This beautiful hand carved djembe from Africa is the perfect size for kids. 

Bongo Drum:  Remo KD-5400-01 Kids Percussion Bongo Drum

Colorful, rainforest themed bongo set that kids will love to play. 

Drum set:  Ludwig Junior 5 Piece Drum Set with Cymbals

If you are looking for a full drum set for you budding drummer? This 5 piece Ludwig drum set is a perfect beginner drum set that will last for years

 Xylophone:  Xylophone – Glockenspiel with 20 Song Music Sheets Ebook

This xylophone/glockenspiel is perfect for a child of any age. It’s a great starter instrument and comes with an easy to learn 20 song music book.  



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