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7 Best Gifts for Kid Guitar Players

Dressed up as Bowie for Halloween, watched SpongeBob jamming out with Patrick, wants to be just like rocker Mommy or can’t get enough of Daddy’s tunes – whatever the reason, you now have a little kid guitar player in your hands. And even rockstars write Santa letters from time to time. So what should you get a little kid guitar player?

We’ve got your back. Below are what we consider the 7 best gifts for kid guitar players. Better start ‘em young!

1. Loog Guitar

Let’s just get this one out of the way – of course we think the Loog Guitar is THE best gift for kid guitar players, especially if they’re still brimming with potential. Call us biased, but its narrow neck and three strings makes learning to play guitar easy peasy. Plus, continuing to learn is a breeze when you’re already playing ENTIRE songs on day one thanks to its Chord Flashcards and awesome iOS and Android App.

So go ahead and start a rock band with your little future lead guitarist. Just think of the places you’ll tour, the songs you’ll perform and the fun you’ll have – right there in your living room!

Loog Guitars

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6 Best Musical Instruments for Toddlers

We’ve established that learning to play an instrument makes kids smarter, but now what? Do we get an oboe? An accordion? Guitar Hero? Fill up a jar with rice and call it a day? Not a chance. To help you decide, here are the 6 best musical instruments for kids to learn to play, ideal for their small hands!

1. Drums (1-3 years old)

Real drums should best be left alone until kids are at least 12 years old. Meanwhile, there are some amazing toy drums out there that could really help kids start grasping the fundamentals of rhythm. This one by Plan Toys is one of our favorites and seems to be ideal for younger kids and toddlers.

Looking for something for even younger kids? Then shakers or percussion set toys could be your best bet – just keep in mind that these toys are noisy and are best suited for very chill, patient families 😉

Plan Toys Solid Drum

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Introducing the New Loog Guitar Events

We’ve been keeping busy this year in our own hometown with a crazy idea we had: Loog Guitar events. Or, in other words, why not offer concerts for kids and then show them how to rock out once the gig is over? Luckily, we found many similar-minded people who thought our idea wasn’t that crazy and let us test it out.

Granja de piratas with Loog Guitars

And boy was it fun! Kids were not only enjoying rock shows made for them, but also sticking around to learn to build and play the Loog Guitar. The more extroverted bunch even dared to hop on stage and try the Loog out! Others prefered one-on-one sessions at the end of the show, helped by band members and music teachers. Read more

Loog NYC Tour Roundup

Loog NYC Tour

This December we had our first ever Loog NYC Tour, where Loog founder Rafael Atijas hit the road to visit some of New York’s nicest stores. Tim Kubart, awesome kids’ artist and music instructor whom you might recognize from our #LoogAcademy videos, also came along for the ride.

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Learning to Play Guitar with Loog and Levi’s Kids

We’re always jumping at opportunities to see kids interacting with our Loog Guitars. And with the recent launch of Loog in our own hometown, we partnered up with Levi’s Kids to teach some kids how to play guitar while eavesdropping a bit ourselves 😉

Loog Guitars and Levi's Kids

The experience was amazing – kids responded in an overwhelmingly positive way to the Loog and even dared play a few chords here and there. Our guitar teachers also got into the groove and encouraged the little ones to start playing right away. Most kids walked away excited about music and asking their parents to sign them up for music lessons. Read more

Loog Guitars at Summer NAMM 2015

Our second Summer NAMM was over way before we were ready for it to end – and boy was it amazing. Nashville’s Summer NAMM is supposed to be a smaller version of the Anaheim NAMM Show but well, you know how it usually goes for us: small is sometimes better 😉

Loog Guitars at Summer NAMM

We had a great time this year at the show and, we know we keep saying this, but we feel it was our best trade show experience so far: we closed some nice deals that will help us get Loog Guitars into more stores, more cities and more countries. We also met new friends, including some from Nashville’s songwriter scene who dropped by our booth to play for a while and left loving how the 3-string approach was making them rediscover guitar playing and songwriting. Read more