10 deals for beginner musicians, from online classes to instruments

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Get started on your musical goals.

Get started on your musical goals.

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Concerts and gigs might still be postponed until further notice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of music from your own home. 

If you (or your kids) are interested in learning to play guitar, produce tracks, or compose songs on the piano, we’ve got mad deals on lessons, instruments, and more to do just that. Prices are effective as of Jan. 22. 

Guitar

Got your first real six-string? This online guitar training from Dan Dresnok, an experienced session guitarist and guitar teacher, will get you strumming, jamming, and playing songs by ear in a handful of different styles —including bluegrass, blues, and jazz. It’s valued at over $1,600, but you can sign up for only $39 for a limited time.

Don’t have a guitar yet? That’s OK. Snag a Jamstik for just $199 (regularly $229), plug in your headphones, and fire up the app to start learning. It’s portable enough to take anywhere, and the guided finger training on a tactile board with spring-loaded strings feels super realistic.

Rather go with the real thing, but don’t have a ton of money to blow? The full-sized LyxPro electric guitar and 20W amp kit are good companions for beginners. The kit even comes with a digital clip-on tuner, extra strings, picks, and more. It’s usually $249 for everything, but you can snag the lot for just $159.99.

Piano

With teachers like Jack Vaughan of Lean Musician and Robin Hall of Pianoforall, this 27-hour piano training will help you understand chords, arrangements, and music composition, so you can start not just playing the piano but creating your own masterpieces. Sign up for only $34.95 (regularly $740) for a limited time.

With six demo songs, eight kinds of combat music, 16 kinds of sound, and 10 kinds of rhythm programmed in, this toy keyboard is perfect for toddlers and young kids. It’s usually $66, but you can get it for just $54.95 for a limited time and start showing your little ones the ropes.

Drums

Practice drumming on the go or at home with the Senstroke Drum Kit and App Bundle by Redison, which turns virtually anything into a drum set using drumsticks with sensors. Grab it for only $189.95 (regularly $200) for a limited time.

Drums don’t have to mean an end to peace and quiet. With this portable electronic set from Kinkoo, beginners can get started by plugging in headphones and jamming to accompaniment rhythms, demo songs, and more. It’s only $149.95 (regularly $199) and won’t take up much real estate in your home.

Master Classes

If you’re more interested in electronic music, this DJing and music production course collection from producer, composer, and audio engineer Tomas George can help you produce and record your own tracks using Ableton and Logic Pro X. It’s normally $1,791, but you can snag it on sale for just $49.99 for a limited time.

For those looking to be a one-person band, this training in guitar, piano, and drums — with over 80 hours of instruction from all kinds of pros — can help you jump from total beginner status to expert-level on your own time. It’s normally $1,791, but you can sign up for $59.99 for a limited time.

Do it yourself with some help from this 22-hour master class in songwriting, music production, digital distribution, and more. Snag the bundle for just $34.99 (valued at $1,393) for a limited time.

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