Category Archives: Buying Guides

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Drum Sticks

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7A vs. 5A vs. 5B vs. 2B vs. SD1 Generals How to Choose Being a percussionist, I have gone through many sticks in my lifetime. I remember prior to taking my first lessons being instructed to purchase a pair of drum sticks in preparation for my first lesson. As in most cases, the teacher gives […]

Best Affordable Student Trumpet Under $300

There are a multitude of inexpensive trumpets available on the market. There are many brands that have come and gone over the years offering various colors, styles, and models of student trumpets. So which trumpet is the best student trumpet? One brand in particular has been consistent for over fifteen years now, and that is […]

Best Student Flutes for Beginners in 2017

What is the best flute for beginners? With a new year often comes new releases in musical instruments. With new models coming out what seems like everyday, it can be easy to get confused as to which flute would be appropriate to buy for a young student or beginning adult. Hyson Music is happy to […]

Buying a Student Flute – A Guide for Parents

Buying a Student Flute – A Guide for Parents and Beginners There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new flute. This guide will provide a brief overview of the most common questions in conjunction with the standard practices of most professional educators. The main considerations when purchasing a student flute are brand, quality, […]

Should Your Next Instrument be an Intermediate or a Professional Model?

The majority of students begin playing in their school band in the 3rd-5th grade. At that time, most parents will opt to either rent an instrument or buy an affordable student model. Many will rent for a year, and then buy a student horn. Generally speaking, a standard or student level instrument (if it is […]

What is the Yamaha Allegro Line of Instruments?

What is the Yamaha “Allegro” Line of Instruments? We are often asked about the Yamaha Allegro series of band instruments. These instruments are a unique product line that are not available online. They are intended for students that have outgrown their student model instrument. They feature a 7-year warranty to ensure students are covered through […]

Buying a Used Band Instrument

Buying a used band instrument is a great way to get a quality instrument at substantial savings off the price of a new instrument. However, as with buying anything used, there are some important things to consider and look out for when shopping. First and foremost, it is important to purchase an instrument from a […]