Top 10 Father’s Day ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you’ve left getting a present till the last minute here are some cool suggestions for those music mad dad’s.  All these music lesson websites have gift vouchers available including the ability to send an email directly to your dad with a message and their certificate.


The School of Guitar offers acoustic guitar instruction on the most innovative technology platform available. Respected, award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton offers more than 100 high quality video lessons, ranging from the basics to the advanced. But that’s only the beginning; students at all levels can interact directly with Bryan via video exchanges.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES

How about learning guitar from the guy who has played with everyone from Jeff Beck to Pat Metheny?  Then check out the Martin Taylor Guitar Academy to learn directly from one of the acknowledged masters of solo and fingerstyle jazz guitar for a fraction of what a private lesson would cost. CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES

If blues, rock and gypsy jazz are more your dad’s thing then the Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe is the place for him.  Covering everything from guitar basics, technique, ear training, music theory, scales and solos to practicing for speed, harmony, chords, modes and guitar licks, you’ll find it all at Andreas Guitar Universe.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


I’m sure all of us have wanted to learn piano at some point.  Peery Piano Online is a great place to learn piano from master teacher Christie Peery.  Oh and did we mention it is now iPad compatible?  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


The banjo is having a real resurgence at the moment with band like Mumford & Sons bringing the instrument to a younger audience.  If you can imagine your old man sitting playing banjo tunes as the sun sets then check out Tony Trishka School of Banjo.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


The mandolin is such a romantic instrument with its influences from Italy and Spain.  It’s also one of the most portable instruments to learn if your father travels a lot.  So why not get him lessons with the School of Mandolin with Mike Marshall?  As well as getting 24/7 access to hundreds of beginner, intermediate and advanced Mandolin video lessons he also has the option to upload his practice video for Mike to review personally.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


OK this is a left-field one but if your dad still fancies himself as a bit of a clubber then DJ lessons could be the perfect Father’s Day present.  With Qbert Skratch University he would be learning online from America’s Top DJ and perfecting his skratching and mixing skills.  Don’t blame us though if he starts talking about the next family holiday being in Ibiza!  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


If your Pop is more of an Aly Bain, Mark O’Connor or Stephane Grappelli fan then fiddle lessons could be the way to go.  Don’t worry if he’s never even picked up a bow because the School of Fiddle with Darol Anger starts with beginner lessons and goes all the way up to advanced.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


My grandfather was a bass player so I’ve always had a soft spot for bass playing especially the double bass.  Award winning bass player Missy Raines has just launched her School of Bass that has been getting rave reviews.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES


If you want to provide the complete Father’s Day present why not head out and buy an inexpensive harmonica and lessons from the Howard Levy Harmonica School online?  Imagine your dad spending the summer learning blues tunes on the harmonica.  CLICK HERE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES

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