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10 best gifts for pianists this Christmas 2020

Jules, in Community news
Oct 13, 2020 | 10 min read

Our team has compiled a list of the best gifts for pianists from beginners, intermediate to advanced. Check out the latest gears perfect for piano enthusiasts!

1. Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII

If you’ve been looking for a MIDI keyboard controller, this one’s for you. You’ll be getting so much for your money’s worth with MPK Mini’s synth packages and pads that are perfect for live sets. It’s compatible with Windows and macOS, and all the DAWs you can think of.

MIDI Keyboard - best gifts for pianists

2. Behringer Ultratone K900FX

This versatile amp can be used for both keyboards and acoustic guitar, and has a channel with XLT input. Each channel has an effect level control. The onboard 24-bit digital FX processor has 100 unique presets, which adds a high-tech dash of reverb, chorus, flange, delay, pitch shift, and other effects to your sound. The ULTRASONE K900FX specializes in clean, powerful sound.

Amp - best gifts for pianists

3. Stelle & Hegen Metal Music Book Clip and Page Holder

Finding a gift for another musician doesn’t always have to be complicated. It can be as simple as a music book clip and page holder. Made out of high-grade stainless steel, the Stelle & Hegen’s Music Book Clip won’t break or rust and gives a strong and reliable hold.

Music book holder - best gifts for pianists

4. FX Collection: Arturia Sound Explorers Collection Limited Edition Software Bundle

This one is the perfect treat for music producers, with 24 legendary instruments, 15 top-of-the-line software effects, an ultra-powerful wavetable synth, and 40 preset packs. Arturia is a french digital audio software company known for its Analog lab. 

5. JBL 305P MkII 5 Inch Powered Studio Monitor

It can get tiring to blow out your ears with headphones when producing music. One of our personal favorite for best gifts for pianists is a studio monitor. Finding a good studio monitor is vital so that you can hear crystal clear what is in your mix. What sets apart a good studio monitor is its bass response – your floor should be able to rattle when the tune has a right kick drum and bass. JBL is always a favorite choice for its quality.

Studio monitor - best gifts for pianists

6. Behringer Xeny 802

If you are looking for a studio mixing console for your band leader or a friend to set up their home studio, Behringer Xeny packs a punch weighing at only 1 kg. This compact mixer is known for its good EQ, low noise, and ample headroom. It has 2 Mic inputs via XLR with three bands EQ. 1 FX send output via jack, a headphone output, and two stereo lines.

7. Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music

Getting into the creative music industry takes more than just talent. This book provides practical advice about launching a career in the music industry.

8. The Library of Piano Classics

Imagine all the classic pieces that your pianist loved one will ever want to learn. We believe that a good piano book should be in every list for best gifts for pianists. This one in particular presents a good range of tempos and styles. There are enough easy pieces to have fun with and enough tough ones to present a challenge.

Over 100 works, including Schubert’s “Moment Musical,” Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” Beethoven’s “Rondo a Capriccio,” and much more.

9. The Library of Disney Songs

You can never go wrong with this Christmas present!

For the older and more experienced players, we highly recommend this book! Arrangements are perfect and close to the sound of the originals.

Although these Disney Classic songs may present themselves as a challenge when sight-reading, it is highly rewarding when you can play through a piece. Play it in the living room with family and friends!

10. Soundbrenner Pulse

Practicing to a metronome is foundational to understanding rhythm and developing one’s inner musician – especially if you’re playing a classical instrument like a piano! Unfortunately, most audible metronomes can be frustrating to listen to. Imagine feeling the beat! 

Soundbrenner Pulse is the world’s first vibrating metronome – this innovation will surprise your loved one!


Soundbrenner is a company dedicated to help musicians stay focused on what truly matters: their music. By creating innovative devices, such as Soundbrenner Pulse and Core, our goal is to deliver the best possible practice experience for musicians. Click here to find out more.

Got a question about Soundbrenner wearables? Reach out to us at [email protected], we’re happy to help!

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