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I realize for many this school year has just ended or is ending over the next few days. Maybe you’re not ready to think about next school year, just yet. And, although my children aren’t in school, I remember what it was like as a child when school was out for the summer. I remember the excitement and the sense of freedom. I remember that school starting back in August seemed so far off, until I got to high school that is. Nonetheless, as parents we all know how fast time seems to go by. I’m sure many of us, as parents, mark the year and the rhythms of life through summer as well. Yet, also as parents, we know to look ahead and begin planning for the next school year.
I’ve written before how important I believe music to be. I’ve also written about me having played music through school for many years. My parents were fortunate that they already owned the clarinet I used. On the other hand, they weren’t so fortunate when it came to my siblings who also played music. Two of my three younger siblings took up the flute for a time, which added 2 additional rental bills. And, it might have been a good thing they only rented those instruments, as neither of those siblings pursued any music after middle school. But, because my sisters’ ages were far enough apart, it likely was cheaper if they were able to finance the purchase of one of those flutes.
And, don’t think my parents got away with worrying about funding my pursuit of music because they happened to own the clarinet I used. Nope. I’m sure my parents spent plenty of money over the course of my music ‘career’. Between mouthpieces and ligatures, reeds (which I would sometimes go through many a week), cleaning supplies, and music. This isn’t to mention the uniform fees and purchases while I was in the marching band at my high school. Things really did add up. My parents likely never regretted spending money on our education, but when it came to budgeting, it was probably a hassle. Afterall, they raised 4 girls!
I’m sure my parents wouldn’t have minded the opportunity to finance some of all their childrens’ music related educational purchases. I know for me, there’s one company I would trust to help finance musical purchases. Musician’s Friend believes in the importance of music. They believe that everyone should also have access to music and so they now offer financing. What’s even better, is they’re currently running some promotions through June when it comes to their financing options!
So, if you have a child or many children who are interested in music, check out Musician’s Friend’s financing options and their current promotions.