Gift Ideas For Elementary Music Teachers

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7 Awesome Gift Ideas For Elementary Music Teachers

      How is it already November?! I always feel like the holidays sneak up on me, and this year is no exception. Do you have an elementary music teacher in your life, or maybe you are one and just want to treat yourself? Look no further than our holiday gift guide! 

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1. A t-shirt from Prince Rhythm Company

      Prince Rhythm Company is a t-shirt company founded by Franklin Willis, a music-teacher-turned-music-instructional-coach based out of Nashville. His company has so many different designs, many of which are already on my personal wish list! You’re sure to find the perfect gift for the music teacher in your life. 

2. Teacher Tote

      All music teachers that I’ve ever known are always trying to find a way to stay organized and keep their materials together. Whether it’s manipulatives, sheet music, various instruments, or anything else, we need a space to hold all our stuff! The Teacher Tote was designed specifically to allow teachers to carry all of their stuff in a sleek, fashionable way. There’s plenty of room for virtually anything you can think of!

3. Target gift cards

      It’s something we’ve all had to come to terms with as teachers. Target is dangerous for our wallets. Time seems to stop when we enter the Dollar Spot. (How did all these cute erasers end up in my cart?!) Help out your friendly neighborhood music teachers this holiday season by giving them the beauty of Target gift cards! 

4. Posters for their classroom

      There are so many wonderful ways music teachers can decorate their rooms. One of the easiest ways is through posters! Luckily, there are many posters out there that can fit the specific wants and needs of each music teacher. One of my personal favorites is this “Make Music” poster from Tone Deaf Comics. 

5. A book off of their wishlist

      Teachers do a lot of reading, whether it’s a read aloud in the classroom or for their own professional development. I have a ton of books on my Amazon wishlist that I want to eventually read to help myself become a better teacher for my students. If you ask the music teacher in your life about what books they’re hoping for, I’m sure they’ll provide you with a nearly endless list of gift possibilities! (For professional development, consider Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas. For a classroom read aloud, check out Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night.

6. Music accessories

      Accessories really make an outfit. Whether it’s a simple music themed ring, a subtle music printed purse, or a bold piano tie, adding your passion to your wardrobe can make all the difference! My students love when I wear a music scarf or some music related earrings. (If you’re reading this during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can also find some cute face masks!) However the music teacher in your life likes to dress, you can rest assured that music accessories exist to match! 

7. A planner

      Some folks like to keep all their appointments and calendars on their electronic devices. Others like to use the traditional pen and paper. If your loved one falls into the second category, try to find them a planner to fit their needs! Make sure it has plenty of space to write because music teachers are always scheduling something! In fact, Elizabeth Caldwell, the music teacher behind the blog “Organized Chaos,” has designed a planner specifically for music teachers that is fully customizable. You can find it here.

 


      We hope this gift guide gives you some ideas for the music teacher in your life! What are some gifts you’ve given in the past that went over really well? If you’re a music teacher, what are some of your favorite gifts that you’ve ever received? Let us know in the comments! 

 
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This article was submitted by  Rachel Ammons, contributing author for ThatMusicTeacher.com. Interested in becoming a contributing author? Email resume and writing sample to [email protected].

 
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