Each year on May 22 we observe National Buy a Musical Instrument Day.  The day is all about playing music.  If you are a musician, it might be time for a new instrument.  Maybe you can learn to play a second or third one.  If you have never played an instrument before, National Buy A Musical Instrument Day might be the motivation you need to start.

National Buy a Musical Instrument Day is not just for school-aged children. This observation is for people of all ages.  Grandpa can play his ukelele while the grandkids play the drums, trombone, and flute. Together they can all make terrific music!

While most of us will only view this as a hobby, I can say from teaching hundreds of adults, yes this is possible. Even if you only sing, play by ear or are interested in playing from music I can tell you it is definitely something that everyone can do to a degree.

Musical Instruments
Find an instrument that suits you. My husband is a professional musician and his keyboard is played in real-time live performances. It has the ability to sound like a $40,000 grand piano, to an electric guitar. With brass, reed and almost anything you might want in between.
Check out his site with live music he performs.


While ununable to find any information on the fonder. Evidence supporting National Buy a Musical Instrument Day was originally May 18 in honor of Meredith Willson, the writer, and composer of The Music Man. While the plot of The Music Man and Willson’s hometown inspiration for the book, musical, and film have a delightful kinship to this day, at this time we are unable to confirm the origin of this day.

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HOW TO OBSERVE #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay

No matter your age or musical experience, May 22nd is the day to go instrument shopping. Use #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay to post on social media.

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