Discover gift ideas for a keyboardist here that are just as creative, thoughtful, and adventurous as their music is.
My Top Gift Choice For Keyboardists
This super cool pocket synthesizer allows a keyboardist to recreate the sounds and feels of a 1980s arcade game, with a range of different sound effects, drum and bass lines, filters, glitches, and synth sounds and beats. Which makes it a truly unique and wonderful gift.
An electronic keyboard is a really great instrument for a musician to play.
Because as well as being able to play them as you would a piano, you can also add a range of effects, sounds, beats, and synthesizers to really make the sound unique.
So a keyboardist can be really creative and has a ton of options when creating and playing music.
And playing the keyboard or piano has been shown to be relaxing, a good reliever of stress, and can help to improve the players mood and concentration levels.
So if you have a loved one who enjoys playing the keyboard, why not encourage them by getting them a gift that will improve their playing experience.
As the following gift ideas for keyboardists are all things that they will use and enjoy while practicing and playing their music.
1. A Safe And Sturdy Keyboard Stand
It's really important for a keyboard player to have a strong and sturdy keyboard stand to put their instrument on as they play.
Because most keyboards are expensive and precious instruments that can be damaged easily in the case of an accident.
So getting a keyboardist the Knox Gear Z-style keyboard stand as a gift is a great idea.
As this one has a solid frame and foam padded arms that will keep the keyboard in place without any slipping.
And it's height and width adjustable too, meaning it'll fit any size of keyboard, and the player can use it both standing up or sitting down.
2. A Height Adjustable Keyboard Bench
Having a comfortable and supportive stool or keyboard bench to sit on as they play is another vital component of a keyboardist's setup.
And it's a good idea to get a height adjustable one too, as this way they can get it to the perfect level so they can maintain a good posture as they play.
Which will help them to avoid aches and pains, leaving them feeling comfortable and free to focus on their technique instead.
So for a great gift that does all of these things and more, check out the Stagg adjustable hydraulic piano bench.
3. A Music Stand For Their Sheet Music
If you know a keyboardist who plays along to sheet music, then they'll need a good music stand to use.
As this will make it easy for them to read what they're playing, and they can adjust the height and position to get it in the perfect place for them to see.
So gifting them the On-Stage professional grade sheet music stand is a top gift idea.
As this one is perfect for any musician, and is sturdy enough to be able to hold heavy musical manuscript books too, rather than just single sheets of music.
4. A Tablet Holder For Reading Music On An iPad
Many musicians are choosing to use apps on their smartphones and iPads to read sheet music from these days, rather than relying on physical sheets of paper.
And keyboardists especially are very modern thinking and willing to use technology to enhance their musical experience.
So if you know a keyboardist that reads their music this way, getting them the Manos universal tablet holder is an ideal gift idea.
As this way they can attach their iPad to their microphone pole or music stand, and position it safely and securely in the perfect place for them to see as they play.
5. A Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal For Their iPad
One of the biggest problems for any musician who plays from sheet music is having to turn the page while they are full flow.
As they'll have both hands tied up, which means either waiting for a lull and making a hasty grab for the sheet, or stopping completely and restarting.
And either way this breaks the flow of the music and can be really annoying for the keyboardist.
So a top gift idea for any keyboardist that reads sheet music on their smartphone or tablet, is to get them the AirTurn Duo 200 pedal page turner.
As this is a set of pedals that can be linked to their sheet music app via Bluetooth, which allows them to turn to the next page of music, or continue scrolling further, by simply pressing the pedal.
So they'll be able to play on continuously, without anything breaking up the flow of the music.
6. A Sustain Pedal To Hold The Notes And Tones
While pianos all come with a sustain pedal, many keyboards do not.
And this is bad news for the keyboardists out there, as a sustain pedal can be really important to the sound they create and their whole way of playing.
As by pushing the pedal down they can hold the notes and tones they are playing even after they have taken their fingers off the keys, which gives them a smoother sound with more options.
So getting a keyboardist a sustain pedal as a gift is a really nice idea if they haven't already got one, and a top choice for this is the Roland DP-10 sustain pedal.
As this one looks and feels like a piano pedal, and can also support half peddling, which allows them to play with different gradients of sound.
7. A Metronome To Improve Their Timing And Tempo
Every musician should use a metronome when practicing to improve their musical timing and tempo.
And while many electronic keyboards are already fitted with a metronome, it helps to have an external one that they can use to follow along to the beat.
So getting them the Boss DB-90 digital metronome as a gift is a sure-fire winner.
As this one has the choice of a tocking rhythm sound or human voice calling out the beats, plus a rhythm coach with four training modes for them to practice along to.
8. A Pair Of Monitor Headphones To Listen In Clarity
Being able to hear all the nuances of the sound they are creating as they play is really important to a musician, and one way they can do that is by plugging a pair of monitor headphones into their keyboards.
As this will play back the sounds to them with more clarity, isolation, and detail than they'd get from purely listening with their ears while playing.
So these make for a great gift option for a keyboardist, with the Audio Technica ATH-M50X monitor headphones being the pick of the bunch.
And these will also come in handy for practicing late at night without annoying the neighbours!
9. A Digital Recorder To Get Their Tracks Down
A keyboardist will want to record and make copies of the music they are creating to play back to themselves or share with their friends and family.
And while they can do this via apps on their laptops, they can get a richer and improved sound by doing it on a multi-track audio recorder instead.
So if you know a keyboardist that likes to record their music, treating them to the Tascam DP-006 6-track audio recorder is a fantastic gift idea.
As this will allow them to record 6 different tracks and layer them on top of each other to create a deeply rich and complex sound.
Allowing them to get super creative and experimental when writing their own tracks.
10. A Powered Loudspeaker For Live Gigs
This next gift idea is more for the serious keyboardists that play a lot of live gigs on their own or with a band, and that is to get them a powered loudspeaker.
As these speakers can be hung on walls or mounted on stands, and have enough volume, power, and sound quality to fill large rooms and gig venues.
So they're great for the keyboardist who plays for a living or as a side hustle from their regular 9 to 5 job.
And if you want to treat them to one of the best on the market, check out the QSC K10.2 active loudspeaker.
As this is a gift that will blow their socks off (literally!).
11. A Pocket Synthesizer For Retro Sounds
If you want to get a keyboardist a quirky gift that they won't be expecting, then how about the Teenage Engineering PO-20 pocket arcade synthesizer.
As this is an amazing gadget that gives a keyboardist the ability to create multi-layered retro sounding synthesized beats to go along with their creations.
Because it contains synth sounds, beats, effects, drum lines, bass lines, glitches, filters, and chord sequences that can all be combined to create standalone tracks.
Which is great for any keyboardist that wants to bring some retro fun into their playing, and gets nostalgic at the sounds of 8-bit computer and arcade games.
12. A Protective Case To Carry Their Keyboard In
Electronic keyboards can be expensive and delicate, especially once you start upgrading to the higher quality ones.
Which means a keyboardist that has to carry their instrument around to gigs will need a good protective keyboard case to keep it safe and secure.
So the final gift idea for keyboardists on this list is to get them a Gator Cases padded keyboard gig bag.
As these bags have separate padded compartments for all their keyboard equipment that will keep it free from any damage.
And they come in a range of sizes depending on which keyboard they use, from 49 keys right up to a full size 88 key keyboard.
Playing an electronic keyboard is a great way for a musician to create really interesting, varied, and unique sounds with their music.
So if you know someone who loves to play the keyboard, don't be shy in treating them to a gift they can enjoy as they play.
As each of the gift ideas for keyboardists that I've given you here will all be well received by them, and get plenty of use.