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What to Do When Your Child Wants a Drum Kit

What to Do When Your Child Wants a Drum Kit

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Have you ever feared the answer to the open-ended question, “What do you want for Christmas?” While Ralphie’s mom in A Christmas Story feared he would shoot his eye out, you might be thinking, I’ll take the air rifle — my kid wants a drum kit

Before you crush your child’s dream of becoming a rock star, here are a few things you might not know about drumming and what you can do to fulfil their wishes.

Invest in Quality Kit (Your Ears Will Thank You)

If you, or your child, already plays a musical instrument,  you know how important it is to your ears and theirs to select a high-quality instrument. This investment is well worth the money. Not only does it produce a better sound, but it also ensures that they can get the results they want.

Visit the local music shop to find a suitable starter kit for your child. You can also shop online through sites like if you don’t know where to start. You will find a large selection with options to filter according to skill level, style, budget, and more. 

Looking for a Fun Way to Calm a Kid with High Anxiety?

Many health professionals will tell you the importance of meditation and will list off various quiet, calming activities for you to do with your kids.

What happens when your child is the one who won’t sit still?

Drumming helps decrease depression and anxiety. It’s a natural effect that comes with physical activity. Plus, for a smaller upfront cost, you can save loads of money on therapy appointments. Trust us—your kid will eagerly want to practice; you won’t have to coerce them to get to their appointment on time! They will be begging you to play once they see their new kit. 

Not Ready to Invest in a Full Drum Kit?

No worries! You can find a variety of djembes and bongos available for sale that will fit any budget and style. Djembes have become a popular alternative to owning a complete drum set and still offer all the benefits of drumming. Plus, you can send your child outside in the backyard to play!

Get Them to Exercise Even When Stuck Indoors

If your child is one of many who spends more time indoors than out, you may have experienced some mild panic that your child’s health is declining. 

Don’t fret; buy them a drum set! Drumming provides many health benefits, from burning calories to increasing the immune system and lowering blood pressure. 

This hobby will keep your kids engaged and give their mental and physical health a boost.

Join in on the Fun!

You can honour your child’s excitement to play the drums while preserving your sanity. Find what works best for your budget and family’s needs. There are many benefits (besides just looking cool) that your child will experience when they begin playing the drums. Who knows? You may find that you become addicted to them playing as well.

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