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Buying an instrument? Let us help you with that...

Buying an instrument? Let us help you with that...

You might be tempted by those leftover Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals on an instrument. As always buyer beware... 

There are some things to consider when looking at buying a new instrument this holiday season for your Penelope pianist,  George guitarist, Chloe clarinetist, or Vlad the violinist. Below are a few tips for you to find the best quality instrument:

  1. Buy from a local authorized dealer. 
  2. Stay away from big box department stores. (FirstAct = FirstMistake)
  3. Ask your teacher for recommendations -  they play the instrument, they will have some insight for you. 
  4. Consider the options and make sure you try out the instrument (see #1). 
  5. Stay within your budget - you don’t have to take out a second mortgage to find a good quality student instrument. 

We do have some recommendations on our site. Check them out in the links below!

Vocalists, you're lucky you don't have to buy your instrument. You carry it with you! But, there are some resources for you, too!






Meet Eric Giribaldi, guitar instructor.

Meet Eric Giribaldi, guitar instructor.

He received his degree in Guitar Performance from UMass Lowell. He has played in various groups spanning multiple styles of music. From country to jazz and everything in between. He currently plays with country artist Lexi James, folk group Birdsong at Morning, and also does original and cover material. He has done multiple radio appearances across the country and has played in Nashville TN, and Tampa FL, where he was in an opening act for Charlie Daniels Band.

Eric is no stranger to the importance of music education, having studied with Ben Goldbaum in Haverhill MA, and Boston area jazz legend Jon Wheatley.

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