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Why Secondhand Instruments Are A Great Option For Lessons

At some point in all of our lives, we are drawn to music in our own unique way. For some people this is in the form of listening, while for others it involves a passion to play. It’s no secret that taking up a musical instrument can not only be expensive, but time consuming as well. For those who are interested to learn an instrument, it can be daunting to figure out the best place to start. While there are top brands and instruments that you can always choose from, it also heavily depends on your preference and purpose with the instrument.

For almost everyone starting out learning an instrument, it’s best to not put pressure on yourself. If an individual were to buy an expensive instrument prior to learning, it only puts more pressure to learn and play well because of the investment. Instead, it’s better to buy second hand for a multitude of reasons:

Cost: Especially when starting out, buying a secondhand instrument will save you a significant amount of money.

No Contracts and Payments: There are many companies that will try to have you join a certain payment plan when purchasing or renting an instrument. While this can be a great option for students in band and orchestra starting out, settling into something a bit more permanent would be an ideal long-term option.

Could Find A Really Good Deal: With companies such as Facebook marketp

lace, Craigslist and OfferUp, it’s not uncommon to find a seller that needs to get rid of an instrument quickly. If you stay up on the postings for several days, there is a good chance you’ll find something truly incredible for the price you’ll pay up front.

At the end of the day, learning an instrument should be fun and enjoyable. Keeping the investment low starting out is pivotal to not only put pressure on yourself, but providing the space for you to learn and grow without pressure.

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