If you are passionate about music and you love to play an instrument then you might also know that it isn’t always cheap to have music as a hobby. There are a lot of additional costs apart from buying the instrument for improving your skills with music.
Yet playing an instrument is a great hobby to have because of the many benefits it has to our physical and emotional well being. Here are some tips on how you can save money on your music hobby.
Save Money On Buying Your Instrument
One of the biggest costs of having music as a hobby is buying the instrument. Different instruments have varying costs but they tend to all cost quite a bit of money, which can be one reason that puts you off from playing an instrument. But there are great ways to save money when you are looking for a new instrument and here are three key ones.
1. Borrow Or Share First
A good way to save money and ensure you don’t end up buying an instrument you don’t enjoy playing is to rent the instrument from a shop or a friend. There are a lot of places where you can rent an instrument for a few days a week and get a good feel for the instrument before making a purchase.
Saving Advise also recommends sharing an instrument with your friend first. See if you two want to play the same instrument, you can share the costs and decide who gets to play it on what days. This is another great way that you can test your instrument before buying it.
2. Look At Second Hand Shops
You should also browse through second-hand shops near you and see if they offer used instruments. Sometimes you can even find instruments for sale in small music stores for a great bargain. So keep your eyes open.
3. Shop Online
A good way to get a bargain on instruments is to look at various online sites such as Ebay and see if they offer the instrument you are looking for.
Save On Music Tutoring
Another way to save money on your music hobby is to take full advantage of internet tutoring instead of hiring someone to help you where you live. Private tutors and teacher are often very costly and they can also be a bit inconvenient since you have to schedule around their calendar as well.
If you look into online tutoring options you can get good quality teaching at very low costs and with the convenience of deciding when you watch the videos and e-mail questions. Look at the Pro Music Tutor website for more information.
The above tips will help you save money when you are starting a new music hobby. The key is to do enough research and to have a set budget. Both will help you to get the best deals possible and you won’t find yourself paying a huge amount for equipment and teaching.
Nicholas is a passionate violin player who is currently learning to play the saxophone as well. He loves to go to the movies and can spend hours in second hand music shops.