The Best Gifts For Piano Teachers of 2021

Piano teachers are a special breed of teachers.  If you play the piano, you already know this fact! They deserve recognition for the talent they share with their students – and ultimately with the world.

If you’re looking for a gift for a piano teacher, you’re in the right place.

The following 26 products are rated as the “best of the best” piano teacher gifts. Each gift in this line-up is meant to offer something unique; something that will immediately pop out to you and say, “this is the one!”

Best Gifts for Every Type of Piano Teacher

Gifts for piano teachers with all kinds of personalities have been hand-selected in this list to make your choice easy. There are gifts in this collection for your favorite piano teacher who is funny, sincere, creative, artistic, sentimental, showy, practical, positive-minded, or carefree.

We invite you to take your time and have fun choosing a gift for your piano teacher.

Piano Keys Face Mask

Piano Black and White Keys Face Masks Washable Face Bandanas Balaclava Reusable Fabric with 2 Filters Gift for Adults

Give your piano teacher this creative Piano Keys Face Mask to show your appreciation and concern for their safety.

Never before in history would a face mask have been considered a “gift.” However, since the Covid-19 pandemic and the requirement of face masks, society has been wearing face masks that make statements, show style, and draw attention from onlookers.

People are finding it fun and meaningful to make a statement about their interests, beliefs, hobbies and personalities with their face mask.

Piano teachers will enjoy exhibiting their Piano Keys Face Mask.

It has a double filter and adjustable wire nose piece for optimized comfort. It’ll be a statement-maker and without saying a word, the wearer will let the world know their passion for playing the piano.

Music Note Cards/Stationery Set

Music Note Cards (Stationery, Boxed Cards)

Maybe a handwritten note is the kind of gift you know your piano teacher will appreciate the most. This boxed set of Music Note Cards are the perfect way to express your thankfulness to your piano teacher.

The notecards showcase a clever phrase on the front cover, “This note’s for you…” The kit includes 14 cards and 15 envelopes.

Here are a few starter sentences you could include in your note:

“Dear Teacher, I am giving you the gift of my attention. I’m going to pay attention to everything you say so I can learn. I’m going to show you how much I appreciate you by listening, taking notes and asking questions. From: Your grateful student

Piano Keys Tote Bag with Handles

Piano Keys Music Waterproof Oxford Cloth Handbag Tote Shopping Book Bag Gift for Kids & Students(Black)

Say thank you to your piano teacher with this waterproof, cloth Piano Keys Tote Bag with Handles. It’ll be a hit the minute your teacher sees it.

This attractive bag features two mesh side pockets to hold water bottles, pens, cell phone, notepads or any other necessities. Owners of the Piano Keys Bag will grab it as their first choice to hold music books, sheet music or any other piano teaching materials.

Music Notes Canvas Art

PIY Music Notes Canvas Prints with Frame for Bedroom, Beautiful Notes Beating on Staff Picture Wall Art, 1

You’ll surprise your piano teacher in a special way with this inspirational Music Notes Canvas Art featuring three panels of artistic streaming music notes.

These three beautiful pieces are painted in a vibrant, cheerful scheme which will add a festive, musical touch to any piano lesson space.

Piano Keyboard Unisex Slippers

Modern Art Music Note With Piano Keyboard Unisex Slippers For Travel Spa Hotel,Indoor House Slipper Shoes Footwear Sandals

Your piano teacher will only want to wear these cozy Piano Keyboard Unisex Slippers during lesson time!

These piano-inspired slippers feature a fleece-lining to provide tired feet extra softness and comfort. The closed-toe style provides protection and warmth.

Piano Keyboard Musical Notes Picture Frame

Broadway Gift Piano Keyboard Musical Notes Treble Clef Decorative 5x7 Picture Frame,Multicolor

Every piano teacher likes collecting pictures of their students. Give this Piano Keyboard Musical Notes Picture Frame to your favorite piano teacher.

This decorative, 5 x 7 poly resin frame is ideal for displaying on top of a piano, shelf, bookcase or mantle.

Music Note Umbrella

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Keep your piano teacher safe from the rain with this Music Note Umbrella. A unique gift idea for music enthusiasts who might take up “singing in the rain!”

This stylish, 100% polyester umbrella features an automatic open and close button. The 44-inch arc coverage is wide and roomy. It might even inspire piano instructors to teach fun songs about rain to  their students.

Here are five fun, rain-based favorite songs:

  • Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head – By BJ Tomas
  • She’s My Kind of Rain – By Tim McGraw
  • I Love a Rainy Night – By Eddie Rabbit
  • I Wish it Would Rain Down – By Phil Collins
  • Rain – By The Beatles

Piano Keys Necktie

Steven Harris Mens Piano Keys Necktie - Black and White - One Size Neck Tie

Present your piano teacher a novelty Piano Keys Necktie to show your appreciation for their teaching efforts.

This 100% polyester, micro fiber neck tie will make a bold and fun statement when worn. The black and white tie features music notes and piano keys – perfect for wearing with casual attire or on piano recital day!

Piano Keyboard Welcome Mat

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Your piano teacher will cherish this Piano Keyboard Welcome Mat and give a welcoming impression to visitors and students.

The 60 x 90 rug will help absorb dirt, debris, rain water and snow as piano students come and go for their lessons.

Vintage Music Note Silicone Phone Case

Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max & MUQR Gel Silicone Slim Drop Proof Heavy Duty Protection Cover Compatible for iPhone 12 Pro Max & Music Note Vintage Design Pattern

Let your piano teacher be the envy of all the other music teachers when they own this Vintage Music Note Silicone Slim iPhone Case.

A stylish way to help your piano teacher show the world their passion for music, and protect their phone at the same time.

Piano Keys Earrings

PammyJ Piano Keyboard Dangle Music Earrings | Piano Gifts For Women

Present your piano teacher these fun, dangle-style Piano Keys Earrings to show your gratitude.  The piano teacher who loves fashion will enjoy wearing these unique and fun earrings.

Piano Player Table Top Metal Figurine

Broadway Gift Silvertone Piano Player 7 inch Table Top Figurine

For piano teachers who enjoy art, sculptures and eye-catching décor this Piano Player Table Top Metal Figurine is a top-choice pick as an appreciation gift.

Imagine this seven-inch metal figurine of an intense piano player producing music, sitting on top of your piano teacher’s piano! Its silver tone finish matches any room décor.

A conversation piece, an artistic creation to be admired, and the perfect gift for your creative and art-loving piano teacher.

Music Keynote Woven Throw

Manual Keynote Decorative Throw

Help your piano teacher keep the heat going strong with this Music Keynote Woven Throw.

A gift that will warm your piano teacher’s heart, this 40 x 60-inch, 100% cotton blanket is thick and cozy. It features attractive black and white designs centered on music symbols and notes. When not teaching piano lessons, this ultra soft and durable throw will bring joy and gratitude to your favorite piano teacher.

Gold Music Notes Round Wall Clock

Gold Music Notes Piano Round Wall Clock Non Ticking Silent Clock Art for Living Room Kitchen Bedroom

Time is valuable and so are music teachers! You’ll help your piano teacher keep better track of hourly lessons with this attractive black, white, and gold quartz Gold Music Note Wall-Mount Clock.

The round clock is edged in silicone and features an acrylic-glass like texture on the clock face. It is also a silent clock – it does not have a ticking sound. This is ideal for piano teachers who won’t have lessons disturbed with a ticking sound.

This gift is sure to add beauty and elegance to any room where lessons are provided.

Music Note Silver Lamp

Lamp-In-A-Box SPS-MUS-NOTAT Music Sport Silver Lamp

Give the gift of light to your piano teacher. Piano Teachers will love displaying this Music Note Silver Lamp in their piano lesson space.

This 20-inch art-deco, stylish lamp features a pull chain, silver pole and base. It comes in a box and is easy to assemble. Your thoughtfulness will be sure to light up your piano teacher’s life!

Big Book of Beginner’s Piano Classics

Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics: 83 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements (Book & Downloadable MP3) (Dover Music for Piano)

The Big Book of Beginner’s Piano Classics is a definite way to express thanks to your piano teacher who appreciates quality, classical music.

Having this book of beginner’s classics on hand adds esteem to any piano teacher’s bookshelf.

Inside this treasure chest of a book is a compilation of renowned artists such as Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. There are 83 favorite pieces in easy piano arrangements.

Its easy layout will allow you to open up to your favorite artist and begin your own journey of learning to play like a classical professional.

The authors of the book have cleverly devised a simplified method to learn playing lovely classics such as, “Ode to Joy,” “Fur Elise,” and “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.”  Included is a handy MP3 download of each tune to assist students as they study and improve their playing skills with vintage piano masters.

A Piano Teacher’s Background Music Album

A Teacher's Gift

This Thanksgiving Dinner Background Album is a top-rated holiday gift idea for a piano instructor who has a sentimental side.

A Background Music Album is appropriate for piano teachers who will appreciate elevating the ambience of their meals and gatherings with joyful music.

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
― Confucius, The Book of Rites

You’ll give pleasure to a deserving piano teacher when you present them this thoughtful album featuring 50 tunes to enjoy as background music to any celebration where “being thankful” is involved.

Some popular hits include: “You Raise Me Up,” “Let Us Break Bread Together,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “Canon in D,” “What a Wonderful World,” “River and Woods,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Abide with Me,” and My Heart Will Go On.”

The album cover’s art features traditional icons reminiscent of thankfulness and bountifulness. Piano teachers will remember and treasure your choice in a gift whether they listen to it in solitude, or while gathered with friends and family.

Piano Keyboard T-Shirt

Piano Keyboard Pianist Music Teacher Gift T-Shirt

The Piano Keyboard T-Shirt is an excellent way to show your appreciation to your piano teacher. The piano teacher who shares his or her gift of music with learners will enjoy wearing this T-shirt on lesson days – or any day to show the world their love for music.

The 100% cotton, black shirt features a keyboard with the phrase, “Where Words Fail Music Speaks.” Male or female piano teachers will find this inspiring keyboard T-shirt fun to wear, and it’ll be a great conversation starter on the topic of music.

When you’re not sure what to say to someone, there’s always the perfect option of sharing a song. Song lyrics can express your emotions, sometimes better than your own words.

This casual and comfortable T-shirt endorses the concept of music being capable of touching every piano teacher’s soul – even your own!

Set of 4 Retro Music Note Pillow Covers

Traney Set of 4 Retro Music Note Throw Pillows Covers, Decorative Pillowcase Cushion Cover for Couch Sofa Bed Car Home Decor,18 X 18 Inches

Nobody can resist pillows – and your piano teacher will find this Set of 4 Retro Music Note Pillow Covers an elegant addition to lounge chairs, couches or piano benches.

When listening to music, grab a pillow to rest your head and enjoy your favorite tunes in comfort.

The 18 x 18 pillow covers easily slip over any matching-size pillow and instantly change the look of any pillow. Soft, durable and decorative, these pillow covers will brighten up any room and add a touch of musical charm at the same time.


Teacher Gifts for Piano Teacher, KEEP CALM,20 oz Wine Tumbler Black

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The Piano Teacher, KEEP CALM,20 oz Tumbler Black is the kind of gift a piano teacher who runs their lessons like a boot camp will appreciate.

This fully-insulated, stainless steel Keep Calm Tumbler has a down-to-earth message, “Keep calm and pretend it’s on the lesson plan.”

We all admire those teachers who can endure everything going wrong in one day, or one lesson, and still remain calm and steady. Kindness and keeping calm are the way professional piano teachers handle everything!

This hot or cold beverage container will suit any piano teacher who has had to deal with meltdowns, late arrivals, sticky piano keys or poor attitudes – but, as a result, they always remain positive and ready to teach.

That’s the kind of piano teacher you deserve, and if you’ve got one – show them some love in return.

Piano Keys Bookends

MyGift 2-Piece Musical Note Decorative Resin Bookends

Piano teachers will treasure these trendy Piano Keys Bookends to hold their music books and instructional manuals.

Made of sturdy resin material, this pair of music note-inspired book ends will look great on top of a piano, mantle, or on a nearby bookshelf.


Piano Teacher Gift Mug

Piano Teacher Gift Mug - Men, Women, Coworkers - Coffee Mugs for Piano Teachers - Perfect for End of Year Gift Idea, Christmas, Retirement - 11 oz Tea Cup

The World’s Greatest Piano Teacher Gift Mug – is a classic gift to present to your piano teacher.

Piano teachers in need of hot refreshments such as tea or coffee will be pleased to own this mug featuring the phrase, “Word’s Greatest Piano Teacher,” on it.

Let your piano teacher know how great you think they are and make an impression they’ll appreciate with this economical and practical World’s Greatest Piano Teacher Gift Mug.

Ralukiia Music Teacher Keychain

Ralukiia Music Teacher Appreciation Gift Retirement Gift for Music Teacher a Great Music Teacher is Hard to Find Keychain

The Ralukiia Music Teacher Keychain will capture the heart of your piano teacher and become their favorite key chain.

Remembering to express your gratitude to your piano teacher is easy when you select this metal key chain which arrives in a soft, decorative pouch.

Strong, stainless steel is a trusted feature on this Ralukiia-manufactured key chain which features the phrase, “A great music teacher is hard to find and impossible to forget.”

Piano teachers – or any music teacher – will embrace their stylish key chain which includes a music note and “thank you” charm.


Funny and Cool Music Teacher T Shirt

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The Funny and Cool Music Teacher T Shirt  is definitely a hot-selling, “cool” gift for the piano teacher who appreciates humor and wants to make others know their value in the teaching world.

Did you know cool teachers who teach piano usually have cool students learning to become cool piano players?

How cool!

If you’ve got a cool piano teacher, this is the only gift you’ll want to give.

And, if you’re really cool you’ll want to learn some cool, expressive ways to play the piano. A piano blog gives these ideas and lingo to help you out:

  • Tenuto – this means to play sustained, held longer than the actual length in your sheet music, literally the Italian word meaning “to hold.”
  • Dolce – the Italian word for “sweet” which means you play in a gentle and sweet way.
  • Grazioso – this means to play in a graceful and elegant style.
  • Maestoso – means to play your song in a majestic manner, with the idea to appear more noble and impressive.

Pretty cool, huh?

Piano Music Box with Jewelry Compartment

Piano Music Box with Jewelry Compartment - Sophisticated 18 Note Miniature Musical Hi-Gloss Brown Grand Piano with Bench

The Piano Music Box with Jewelry Compartment  is a top-selling gift idea for piano teachers. This exquisitely-crafted, miniature wooden piano with a bench is lovely to look at and it functions as a jewelry box.

The Piano Music Box is sure to capture the attention of music fans, piano players and those who appreciate the art of teaching piano.

The top, red velvet-lined portion of the piano can hold and protect rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces or tie tacks. It’s jewelry compartment is ideal for nestling jewelry that might get in the way of playing or practicing.

Owners of this Piano Music Box can play a new song every day of the year – there are more than 400 pre-programmed tunes to enjoy.

Here are some popular titles:

This two-pound sweet baby grand replica will gracefully adorn any book shelf, desk, window sill, credenza or table. Let it start conversations and be a focal point showcasing your passion.

Spoontiques Music Travel Mug

Spoontiques Music Travel Mug, 14 ounces, Multi Colored

The Spoontiques Music Travel Mug is soon to be a one-pound, ceramic favorite drinking container for your piano teacher.

The multi-colored, 14-ounce mug has artistic swirls of instruments in muted tones  which wrap around the mug, giving it a classy quality beyond most.

The value-priced Music Travel Mug features a handle and locking lid. No spills or overages to worry about landing on music sheets or music keys.

The Last Note…

Piano teachers deserve special recognition because they have given you a great gift.

“You know how to play the piano” because of a piano teacher. Most likely you had weekly lessons. Another human being sat with you and taught you a tremendous skill.

According to online statistics, you’re part of 25% of the population if you can play the piano.

Did you know less people are able to play the piano than 125 years ago?

Your talent in producing beautiful sounds at the keyboard is helping to beautify the world. You help bring harmony and peace to others when you play the piano.

Think about this:

  • Your piano teacher:
  • Planned lessons
  • Set aside time just for you
  • Explained musical concepts
  • Improved your vocabulary
  • Answered your questions
  • Set high standards for you
  • Taught you a lifetime skill

When Should I Thank my Piano Teacher?

Anytime is the perfect time to thank your piano teacher for everything he or she has given you!

Whether your piano sessions are ending, it’s recital time, holiday time, or your piano teacher’s birthday – any occasion is reason enough to give a gift.

Piano teachers demonstrate great patience with their learners. Sometimes they make them laugh. Piano teachers give out encouragement. They expect students to be disciplined and practice.  But, overall they pour their heart into each lesson to help build the confidence of quality piano-playing skills to last a lifetime.

How To Pick Out a Thank You Gift for a Piano Teacher

Get a gift for your piano teacher that will make them smile and remember you. We’ve done the work for you. Browse through our top-ranked gift choices in this article for piano teachers and pick the most suitable gift.

There’s no rush, we invite you to browse in a leisurely manner. Consider the person you are buying for and make a selection on their likes, dislikes, personality traits and interests. As a result, the time you allow yourself to be choosy will make a difference in presenting your piano teacher the best possible gift of appreciation.

Why Show Appreciation to Piano Teachers?

Piano teachers deserve recognition for their efforts in helping to beautify the world with music.

If you have a current piano teacher in your life who taught you to play the piano by heart, know one, or are looking to thank one from the bottom of your heart, this Best Gifts For Piano Teachers 2021 is a guide you’re going to enjoy browsing and returning to again and again.

Piano Teacher Gifts Make a Good Impression

If your piano lessons are coming to an end or your piano recital is approaching, it is good time to consider presenting your piano teacher with a gift.

We recommend one of the gifts listed in the Best Gifts for Piano Teachers guide.

You’ll stand out and your appreciation will, too. When you select a specific gift for your piano teacher, who isn’t expecting a gift from you, it’ll be a double surprise.

This is your chance to brighten the day of the person who brightens yours with piano-playing skills.

FAQs About Gift For Piano Teachers

What is a good gift to give a piano teacher who teaches in a school?

Answer: A piano teacher who provides lessons in a school setting will appreciate a gift of a clock. The clock will enhance the classroom space and help everyone keep track of the hour lesson time. Another practical idea for a teacher giving lessons inside of a school classroom is a pair of bookends. Bookends can help a piano teacher stay organized while adding style to the piano-teaching area.

What is a good gift to give a male piano teacher?

Answer: Male piano teachers who like to dress up will appreciate a piano keys necktie. Although neck ties are typical gifts for men, a neck tie featuring piano keys will be a unique tie he will treasure whether he’s teaching piano lessons or attending a recital or concert.

What is a good gift to give a female piano teacher?

Answer: Female piano teachers will enjoy whimsical earrings or other jewelry featuring music notes or keyboards. A jewelry box to safeguard jewelry is also a top-pick gift for female piano teachers.

What gifts do piano teachers really want?

Answer: If you lined up 10 teachers, you’d get 10 different answers. Surprisingly, teachers are not particularly wanting any gifts except one. A student who is paying attention. A student who is engaged in the lesson the teacher prepared. That’s actually the best gift to give a teacher.

What kind of income do piano teachers generate?

Answer: Many piano teachers maintain other types of full-time employment. Piano teachers usually have a passion for music, playing the piano and they want to share their gifts with those who want to learn. Piano teachers might teach piano lessons “on the side,” in the evenings, or on the weekends. The typical fee charged for a one-hour lesson is $35. Those with advanced master or doctoral degrees can offer services for $100+ per hour.

How can I impress my piano teacher?

Answer: Practice, practice, practice and then practice some more.

Lisa Marie

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