Keep them happy and playing confidently as they tickle the ivories with one or more of these fantastic gifts for piano players.
My Top Gift Choice For Someone Who Plays The Piano
Practicing along to a metronome is a great way for a piano player to get their tempo spot on, and this mechanical metronome will look great sitting on top of their piano.
Being able to play the piano well is such a joy, as this brings so much pleasure to the pianist themselves, but also to their friends and family.
As they can all enjoy the wonderful music together.
And as well as being able to play beautiful music, the art of playing the piano is also great for them in other ways too, such as improving their focus and concentration, and relieving stress.
So if you have a piano player in your life, why not treat them to a gift that will enhance their whole playing experience.
As there are many things you can buy them that will really help them to play better and more comfortably.
And to help you choose, I've put together the following top 10 gift ideas for piano players, which are full of suggestions that a pianist would love to receive.
1. A Piano Lamp To Set The Mood
When you're playing piano in the evenings, you don't always want to have the house lights on full beam.
So a great way to see what you're doing and be able to read your sheet music as you play is to use a piano lamp.
And one of these lamps is our first gift idea for a piano player, as they create a lovely atmosphere to play in.
With our recommendation being to get them a House Of Troy piano lamp, as they make really high quality ones that will look great perched on their piano.
Just choose the style of lamp they'd prefer, as they come in a few varieties, such as the clip on one above, as well as floor lamps, and lamps with arms that perch on the piano top.
2. Sheet Music From Their Favourite Composers
Playing along to their favourite compositions via sheet music is how most pianists play the piano.
So getting them a selection of sheet music books from their favourite composers is a really nice gift idea for them.
And my recommendation here would be to go a book from G Henle Verlag, such as the Piano Sonatas Vol 2 by Beethoven above.
As these books are top quality, accurate and true to the original composition, easy to read, and they have books from 55 pianists and 55 sonatas to choose from.
3. A Blank Sheet Music Notebook For Their Own Compositions
If you know a pianist who likes to compose their own melodies, as well play along to the grand maestros, then getting them a blank sheet music notebook is a top gift idea.
As this gives them the idea space to quickly jot down their creations when inspiration strikes, and keep them all in one place so they don't lose them.
And for a set that make the ideal gifts, check out the Moleskine Art music notebooks.
As these look and feel great, and have high quality paper pages to fill in to their hearts content.
4. A Tablet Holder For Sheet Music On An iPad
As technology has moved on at a pace in recent years, so has the way that some piano players have chosen to practice and play.
As rather than reading from traditional sheet music, many younger piano players now choose to read sheet music directly from their tablets, phones, or iPads instead, via piano playing apps.
And this comes with it's advantages, as they have access to all the sheet music they could desire at the their fingertips, and they don't need to worry about storing it or not damaging it.
So if you know a pianist who practices this way, a gift that can really help them is to get them a tablet holder, such as the one by Manos above.
As these can be clipped onto something like a microphone stand, and placed at the perfect height and angle for them to read music from their tablet as they play.
Which is much better than balancing them on top of the piano stand.
5. A Bluetooth Pedal To Turn The Pages On Their iPad
A big issue for piano players when playing along to sheet music is when it gets to the time they have to turn the page.
Because they'll be using both of their hands on the keys, meaning it's a real pain to find a gap in the flow where they can flip the page over.
But if the piano player uses a tablet for their sheet music, then an ingenious gift you can get them that can circumnavigate this problem is the AirTurn Duo 200 pedal page turner.
As these pedals link up to the app on their iPad or smartphone via Bluetooth, meaning the pianist can turn the sheet music page on the screen by simply tapping on the pedal.
Making it easy to get lost in the flow of the music, without any annoying interruptions.
6. An Upgrade To Their Old Piano Bench
Traditional piano benches are great, but only if they put you at the perfect height to be sitting at the piano.
Because if you're too high or too low in the seat in relation to the piano it can throw your body out of alignment, making you uncomfortable, and leading to aches and pains in your back, neck, and shoulders.
So getting a piano player a comfortable and supportive adjustable height piano bench is a great gift idea, as this way they can always be at the perfect height and position to play.
And for an example of a good one, check out the Stagg adjustable hydraulic piano bench, which is well made, nice to look at, and easy to adjust up and down.
7. A Mechanical Metronome To Improve Their Timing
Playing along to a metronome is the ideal way for a piano player (or any musician for that matter) to perfect their timing and master the tempo of their playing.
And while digital metronomes are great for other instruments, many piano players prefer to stick to mechanical metronomes.
As these don't emit beeps and noises that compromise the sound of their music, and they look pretty cool and classy sitting on top of the piano too.
So one of these makes for a good gift for a pianist, with a decent option being the Tempi metronome for musicians.
8. An Audio Recorder For Immediate Feedback
While you can get the general drift of how your playing is sounding by what your ears are picking up, you can't beat recording yourself on a decent audio recorder.
As this will capture every nuance of what you are doing, giving you instant feedback that will show you what you are doing right, and what you need to improve.
So one of these audio recorders make for a great gift to help a piano player practice and improve their performance, and for this I'd recommend the Zoom H2n.
As this one has a range of microphones and recording modes that deliver crystal clear sound clarity, and allows them to save their tracks as MP3s.
9. A Good Set Of Home Speakers
If they are passionate about playing the playing, they most likely will also love to listen to classical music in their spare time too.
So getting them a top quality pair of speakers to use at home for this purpose would be an amazing gift for them.
With a great choice for the home being the Edifier R2000DB bluetooth bookshelf speakers, as these not only look the part, they deliver exceptional sound quality too.
Meaning they'll be able to hear every nuance of their favourite sonatas, concertos, and symphonies, while relaxing in their favourite armchair.
10. A Melodica For Having Some Fun With
Now this final gift idea is just for fun rather than improving their piano performance, but it works perfectly as a gift.
Because getting them a melodica allows them to show off their hand skills and blow out a tune when at parties or family gatherings.
So this can be their new signature party piece that they pack into a bag and take with them to events and gatherings.
As I'm pretty sure you won't find a portable grand piano that they can do this with instead!
Playing the piano is a soothing and relaxing hobby that can become a real joy and passion.
So if you have a friend that loves to tickle the ivories, why not treat them to a little something that will enhance their whole experience behind the piano.
As the gift ideas for piano players that I've given you here are all things that most pianists would enjoy receiving.