Duluth, Georgia’s Atlanta Institute of Music and Media (AIMM) has recently published a comprehensive guide in choosing the best gifts for musicians this upcoming holiday season.
“We understand that it’s quite difficult to pick-out presents especially for someone whose passion or hobby doesn’t match your own. AIMM is here to provide a detailed guide in choosing the best gifts for your musically inclined friends and loved ones,” says Nite Driscoll, President of AIMM.
“On our website, proposed gift ideas are broken down on each type of musical instruments,” Driscoll says. Clients will find advice and recommendations on guitars, basses, drum sets, keyboards as well as audio and recording equipment. If budget is a bit of an issue, they have also sorted the instruments into different pricing categories such as high-end (high-priced items), affordable (cost-efficient items) and stock-buffer (additional gift ideas).
For guitarists, AIMM has recommended the Paul Reed Smith, SE Custom 24 (available on Amazon), Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini pedal (available on Reverb for a slightly-used one) and the Super Snark 2 Clip-On Guitar Tuner (available on Guitar Center).
Meanwhile, listed bass guitar gift items are the Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special (can be found on the Fender web store), Orange Crush Bass 25 speakers (now on Sweetwater) and Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Guitar Strings (also on Guitar Center).
On the other hand, gift recommendations for drummers are the Roland V-Compact TD-11K Electronic Drum Set, Pyle PCJD18 Cajon Acoustic Box (a featured item on Amazon) and Personalized Drumsticks.
For keyboard players, they listed out the new Yamaha DGX-660 88-Keys Digital Grand Piano, Casio CTK-2550 and a comfortable Padded Piano Bench (Guitar Center).
AIMM also suggested Shure SM58S microphone, DR Pro Tripod Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom or a simple Throat Coat Tea for vocalists.
Lastly, if someone is looking for any recording equipment, choose from Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface and Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones.
Interested parties may also visit the institute’s website to view the complete details and specifications for each item.
AIMM has been regarded as the best music college in Georgia and is evident on the positive reviews and feedbacks from its alumni.
“It is one of the best decisions I have ever made with my life. After going to AIMM, I learned and gathered a lifetime worth of knowledge in music from my instructors' experiences. Would recommend this school to anyone who wants to grow and become a better musician,” says Chaz Chambers, one of its alumni.
Dayne Doucette, another AIMM graduate says, “The time I spent there has been invaluable to me. Proper care is taken by the instructors to ensure each student grasp the concepts taught has left me well-equipped to face the realities of the music industry. I would highly recommend any musician or engineer at any level to consider this institute.”
“Our programs are taught by professionals whose work experiences, certifications, and music degrees are able to keep up with our demanding curriculum. We also strive to excel in contemporary music and media arts education; having our primary focus to provide a positive, fulfilling, and rewarding experience for our students,” Driscoll highlighted.
AIMM is also well-known for its high alumni success rate. Their graduates are the likes of Jay Foye, who is currently working alongside multiple-Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Brian Michael Cox. Matt Aston, another successful AIMM alumni initially interned and subsequently became an engineer in Tree Sound Studios before working on location audio for reality TV shows like The Family Hustle, The Dub Magazine Project, Kandi Factory, Real Housewives of Atlanta and Big Rich Atlanta to name a few.
“Our students graduate from AIMM equipped not only with technical knowledge but also with necessary real-world and practical skills that will help them succeed in their professional careers,” Driscoll added.
Additional information as well as the list of courses and programs can be found on the AIMM website. They also accept campus tour appointments from the general public. Interested students may also register through AIMM’s Online Application web page for more details.
SOURCE: Press Advantage [Link]
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