37 Gifts for Music Teachers That’ll Make Them Sing with Joy

By Caitlin Ward | Updated: August 31, 2023

    Teachers are incredibly generous with their time, and music instructors certainly fall into that category. Ever wondered what’s on their wish list? Look no further! Whether you’re searching for the perfect token of appreciation or a thoughtful holiday gift, we’ve curated a list of outstanding options to keep music teachers organized and delighted.

    What are some gift ideas for music teachers?

    Looking to surprise that awesome music teacher in your life? How about a personalized sheet music notebook, perfect for jotting down those harmonious ideas? Or, consider a trendy metronome – a blend of old-school charm and modern functionality. Vintage music posters or a stylish tote bag with a musical print can also be a hit. And, if you’re feeling extra generous, noise-canceling headphones are a game-changer for any music aficionado!

    Show your love for these fantastic folks with this curated list of the best presents to fit any budget.  Our music teacher gift ideas list offers a range of practical, fun, and thoughtful gifts to show just how much you appreciate their hard work.

  1. Guitarist Pencil Holder
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    A desktop organizer with a barrel-shaped pencil holder stands next to a metal figurine of a man playing electric guitar. Great for storing pens, pencils, rulers, and other small office supplies. The distinctive guitar player design adds a touch of fun to any music teacher’s desk. The perfect gift for organizing their desk while bringing a touch of fun to their day! 

  3. Music Themed Wall Clock
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    Music-themed wall clock made from actual (used) vinyl record (LP). The size is equal to the 12-inch length of vinyl records. The clock face is a sticker, and the clock movement type is quartz. Please note that the clock could have minor scratches on the front, as it is made of a used vinyl record. The clock requires 1 AA battery.

  5. Music Is Life Box Sign
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    Primitives by Kathy box signs feature wooden construction with smoothly sanded edges for a refined touch. Their deep sides provide the versatility of sitting independently on a flat surface or being hung on the wall. The intentionally weathered appearance lends a rustic, primitive flair that beautifully complements home and classroom settings.

  7. Funny Music-Themed Coffee Mug
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    “This is a sharp, not a hashtag” mug is a funny and original gift to make any music lover smile. This coffee mug will not crack when filled with extra hot coffee or iced tea and features a large C handle for comfort. In addition, it features printing on both sides and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

  9. Woodstock Chime
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    Just a gentle tap with the mallet and the chime emits a powerful tone of singular beauty that lasts and lasts. The resonating sound calms and refocuses the individual and can also focus on a group. As such, it’s an effective way to start a class full of eager music students.

  11. Music Motif Coffee Mug 


    Whether a music teacher or an avid music enthusiast, this music-themed ceramic coffee mug is sure to be a hit. With a roomy 18-ounce capacity, it offers ample coffee to power through even the most challenging classes. Plus, it comes with a lid to minimize spills during on-the-go moments.

  13. Personalized Name Plate
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    This adorable desk nameplate measures approximately 4 “x11” and has a treble clef on the left side with a personalized name next to it. The sign is made with natural wood, hand-stained, and layered with high-quality vinyl. Each one is then sealed with a matte finish to ensure years of enjoyment.

  15. Engraved Bracelet
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    The elegant and straightforward mantra cuff design is adjustable and will fit most wrist sizes. All Joycuff mantra cuff bracelets are made of surgical-grade 316L stainless steel materials that will never fade, rust, tarnish, corrode, stain, or turn your wrists green. It’s a good reminder in daily life and works to keep going and never give up.

  17. Sarcastic Sticky Notes


    If your music teacher has a good sense of humor, they’ll love these funny notes.  You can write a note on these stickies and post it anywhere! There are six different designs and each has 20 pieces.

  19. 3-in-1 Tuner, Metronome, and Tone Generator
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    A must-have for any music educator, the MetroPitch combines a tuner, metronome, and tone generator, all housed in a pocket-sized device. The included carrying pouch makes for easy transport, so it can travel with the band when they go to competitions, performances, and football games. Whichever instruments are in the classroom, it’s got you covered!

  21. Musical Note Scarf
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    Featuring idle notes dancing from bar to bar, this scarf is perfect for any music teacher. Made with viscose, the scarf is ideal for any weather condition. A fashionable scarf that will go well with any outfit. Wear it double looped or long or over your head for protection. Available in multiple colors.

  23. Treble Clef Earrings
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    This is a beautiful pair of .925 sterling silver and blue opal treble clef dangle earrings with french hooks. These are beautiful for everyday casual wear and special events, too, a gift she’ll love! 

  25. Novelty Socks
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    These musical socks covered in music notes and guitar make the most exquisite gift for a music lover. Two pairs of socks come in one exclusively designed gift box. Fit for sock size 8-14, men shoe size 7-13. 80% cotton, 17% polyamide, and 3% spandex ensure the socks are soft, comfortable, stretchy, and breathable. No fading and they hold up well in the laundry.

  27. Time Signature T-Shirt
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    T-shirts make great gifts for musicians or band teachers who love sheet music puns, jokes, parodies, and sarcasm. It’s lightweight; the classic fit will work perfectly for casual Fridays, marching band practice, or the weekends.

  29. Conducting Baton 
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    Every conductor needs a good baton. The 15″ fiberglass baton with a wood handle is durable and well-balanced. Whether in the classroom or on stage, the rich color is sure to impress. The matching case makes this lightweight baton a great gift for a music teacher or band director.

  31. Jazz Band Pop-Up Card
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    You can never go wrong with a sweet card, especially one that’s 3D! When opened, the three-dimensional jazz band pops up to delight any music teacher. Intricate and fun, this pop-up card also features a beautiful cherry tree in full bloom. 

  33. Thank You Keychain
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    The silver-plated keychain is both thoughtful and honest. It makes a great thank you gift while still being useful. Perfect for the storage room, music classroom, or home, your teacher will have a reminder of how much you appreciate them every day.

  35. Paneled Wall Art
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    Gallery wrapped and stretched with a wooden frame on the back. With high-definition printing on thick canvas, the color of the painting is full and will never fade. Edges are printed to create an immersive 3-D effect for the piano keys, treble clef, and sheet music image that will liven up any classroom.

  37. Musical Staff Lanyard
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    This lanyard design is elegant and stylish in a conventional pattern. The black and white colors and print augment the classic look that can go with any outfit. The flat ring and spring clip easily hold their ID card, key, name badge, or any other lightweight item.

  39. Treble Clef Tote Bag
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    This tote bag is made of canvas-like polyester, so it’s lightweight and durable. Music teachers can tote their school supplies to and from their homes or go shopping in style. The black and white design is a sleek look that anyone will love.

  41. Engraved Quote Pen


    This Henry Adams collectible quote pen is both elegant and inspirational. Engraved with his famous quote, “Teachers affect eternity. One can never tell where their influence stops.” This pen is a worthy addition to any pen collection and makes a suitable gift for all types of teachers.




    These custom cufflinks and tie clips are metal alloy in a keepsake box for a lovely gift. Let them showcase their inner style while still matching the school dress code. They can also wear them on stage while conducting their band!

  43. Music Note Face Mask
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    100% cotton and rayon material give three layers of superior protection against allergens, particles, and pollutants. Adjustable ear straps and the flexible wire nose band provide the best fit and prevent fogging when the mask is worn with glasses. It also has a filter pocket for added safety!

  45. Songwriter’s Composing Stencil
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    Great for the DIY teacher, this award-winning plastic template contains all the popular music notes, notations, and symbols to help produce dramatically neat-written music. Overlay the template on the staff paper and use a pencil to trace each desired symbol’s cutout. And it’s made in the USA!

  47. Sheet Music Binder
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    The durable vegan leather and softly padded cover will keep their rehearsals organized. 180° flat opening and detachable retention strap make it perfect for use on a stand or in their hand. It also has interior pockets for holding additional papers, a transparent ID holder, and classic metal corners for protection and durability.

  49. Music Education Posters
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    This set of five music theory posters helps students learn, engage, and remember more information than ever before. Covering a range of motivational topics, these unique school posters can play a vital role in improving both students’ understanding and classroom décor.

  51. Coffee Mug and Wine Glass Set
  52. This hilarious and stylish gift is sure to get a laugh. Great for an appreciation gift, end-of-school-year gift, Christmas gift, or for anyone who has to deal with school and students. It’s a classy design that’s perfect for anyone and everyone (who can legally drink).

  53. Studio-Quality Speakers
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    A luxury item for the classroom, the Presonus Eris-series studio monitors, are used worldwide by studio engineers who need to hear every detail of their recordings. The Eris E3.5 delivers studio-quality sound yet is compact enough to fit almost anywhere. Even more, they’re the only monitors in their class with acoustic tuning.

  55. Ear Plugs
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    Eargasm Earplugs reduce noise levels proportionally while maintaining sound integrity. It’s like having your volume knob for life! You hear everything but at safe and enjoyable levels.

    At the heart of each earplug is an attenuation filter. These filters reduce noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of music. Sounds are reproduced exactly as your ear would hear them but at a reasonable volume.

  57. Music Stand Light
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    Nineteen beads of LED mean a wider illumination area and an even lighting effect that illuminates up to four pages. A discrete back fin directs bright light away from the audience and back to the sheet music. Perfect for classroom rehearsals and concerts. The wireless design lasts up to 60 hours without charging (at low brightness setting) and is easily charged from the USB ports.

  59. Novelty Tie
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    This pre-tied novelty bow tie is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Bow ties make for excellent music teacher gifts because they’re formal, fashionable, and fun. Thematic ties such as this are guaranteed to start a conversation whenever they’re worn. If you’re looking for a unique gift, you should try one of these ties.

  61. Treble Clef Leggings
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    When you can’t dress down with jeans, the next best thing is leggings! These black and white leggings will go with any outfit and are perfect for a teacher on the move. Made of 8% spandex and 92% polyester, they’re sure to be a staple in any wardrobe.

  63. Fingering Charts Manual
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    This book serves as a ready reference for the band or orchestra director. It features a host of essential fingerings, trills, terms, transpositions, and other essential items. This volume contains charts that can be easily carried in the pocket, so the information is handy when problems arise.

  65. Colorful Planner
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    No matter what they teach, every teacher needs a planner. This 12-month, undated softbound planner will keep them organized. It also includes monthly quotes, monthly notes, and productivity pages. Pair it with these flair pens for the complete package!

  67. Storage Cart with Wheels
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    This four-drawer medium storage cart from Homz is an ideal storage solution for the classroom. Smoke tinted plastic drawers enable you to see the contents inside the drawers and access them with ease. Optional casters are also included, making this storage cart mobile in a breeze. The two sizes of drawers allow for endless storage possibilities for reeds, valve oil, stick tape, and more.

  69. Rock Trivia Daily Calendar


    For the music teacher who’s a rocker at heart, this daily calendar will be a welcome addition to their desk. Rolling Stone is an iconic monthly magazine that focuses on music and pop culture. This new daily calendar features trivia from the magazine to test your knowledge of rock. It spans the six decades that Rolling Stone has been in print with hundreds of questions and quizzes.

  71. Essential Dictionary of Orchestration Book
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    At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer, or enthusiast will find this dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, it includes instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips, and much more!

  73. Amazon Gift Card
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    When in doubt, go with the gift card! Nothing says teacher appreciation like the gift that keeps on giving. An Amazon gift cards means they can buy whatever they want, whether it’s for a personal splurge or classroom necessity. It comes with a gift box for that added touch.