Dad of Divas' Reviews: Unique Music Gifts Starting Under $10

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unique Music Gifts Starting Under $10

Ocarinas and teacarinas designed by STL Ocarina are ideal for adults or kids and are creative gift ideas for the aspiring musician in your family.

"The ocarina and teacarina seem to be the ideal instrument for adults and kids alike. It doesn't cost a lot and the learning curve is very, very easy," Laura Yeh, director at the St. Louis School of Music and who designs ocarinas for STL Ocarina. 

This pocket-sized wind instrument with its soothing, ancient sound is becoming a favorite of video game fans around the world. Just recently, the new game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS by Nintendo, was released. One gift idea is the new CD (details below) released by STL Ocarina featuring Heather Scott, an ocarina performer and instructor at the St. Louis School of Music. Heather is known worldwide to fans of the Legend of Zelda game series and through her YouTube channel which has more than 15,000 subscribers.

Also NEW for 2011 is a DIY 12-hole ocarina (details below).

Musical gift ideas for kids and adults of all ages include:

    •       (NEW) Echoes of Gerudo Valley (2011): Music from The Legend of Zelda: Featuring 12 Zelda songs including “Zelda’s Lullaby”; “Song of Time”; “Bolero of Fire”; and “Song of Storms”. Also included are the accompaniment tracks (13 to 24) for all of the songs, so you can play these on the ocarina! SRP: $13.99

    •       For Legend of Zelda fans, STL Ocarina carries a full line of instruments and accessories, including the Legend of Zelda Rupee Tenor Ocarina now on sale for $22 (regularly $26). This new, 6-hole C Major tenor Rupee ocarina is about 3 inches long with a range of 10 notes plus sharps and flats. It comes with a neck strap and a fingering chart. Buy the Legend of Zelda Rupee Tenor Ocarina and get free downloads of tablatures for songs such as "Ocarina of Time" title theme, "Zelda's Lullaby," "Serenade of Water" and "Twilight Princess" title theme. For more details, visit

    •       For the youngest of musicians The 6 Hole Plastic Ocarina is ideal for beginners and retails for $10.00. It comes in different colors and is 3 inches long with a pitch from C5 to E6 including sharps and flats and includes a free instructional book. Visit for product overview.

    •       (NEW) The Dog Ocarina is another great gift for children. Retails for $9.99 and is 3 by 2 inches with a pitch from G5 to G6 and comes with a free instructional booklet and neck strap.

    •       Manufactured by STL Ocarina of St. Louis in a range of beautiful colors, theteacarina is on sale for $18 (regularly $22) making it a truly affordable gift. Like all of the amazing ocarinas manufactured by STL Ocarina, it is irresistible to play for anyone young or old. Each teacarina comes with an instruction booklet. Music is produced by blowing through an air chamber, changing pitch by fingering four holes of various sizes on the side on the cup. To see and hear a demonstration, click here:

    •       (NEW) For the creative musicians who want a customized ocarina, the new 12 Hole DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor Ocarina is available. Paint your own ocarina! This 12-hole tenor ocarina is about 5.5 inches long. The surface of this ocarina is unglazed, but there’s a clear protective coating around the mouth piece. It comes with a brush and non toxic paints in 6 different colors. You can mix the paints and create your own colors. After you finished painting the ocarina, simply let it dry and that’s it! Retails for $49.99.

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