Ever curious about when you should upgrade your student level instrument to an intermediate or professional model?
Here are some common ways to tell it that might be time:
Your technical skills have started to outgrow your current instrument's capabilities
You're starting to have more performance opportunities
You can see yourself playing that type of instrument for a long time
Music teachers have suggested it might be time
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Learn more about why each of these signs might mean it's time for an upgrade below:
1. Your technical skills have started to outgrow your current instrument's capabilities: When students first start playing an instrument it can be hard to reach certain notes, create certain tones, or master certain pieces. Once your skills have developed far enough along these issues usually subside. Passionate players may feel something similar starting to happen after some time though. You may not have access to certain notes, with more complex music you might be looking for some more comfortable ways to play, and you may wish your instrument sounded a little darker or brighter.
2. You're starting to have more performance opportunities: If you're finding yourself performing in more concert or live settings upgrading to an intermediate or professional model can offer a different tonal range, projection, and responsiveness required to perform at your best.
3. You can see yourself playing that type of instrument for a long time: If you have aspirations of pursuing a career in music owning an intermediate or professional instrument is a smart investment. Having something that meets the demands of professional performances as your long-term instrument can be a commitment that you only have to make once in a lifetime, so it's never too early.
4. Music teachers have suggested it might be time: They are experts in the field, understand your capabilities and potential, and aim to provide the best resources and opportunities for your growth and development. Upgrading to a more suitable instrument can be a significant part of that process.
These aren't the only signs it might be time to upgrade. You may simply just want a new instrument. And we fully support that.
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