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Make sure you buy the right one!
Shopping for a music stand is easy. Deciding which music stand will fit your needs might not be as easy.
To shop for a music stand all you have to do is go to a music store or do an online search. If you walk into a music store you’ll see the music stands the prices for each. If you do an online search, you can see pictures of the music stands that are out there and again find out how much each one is. That is the easy part.
The hard part is figuring out which music stand you need. There are several different music stands that are designed very differently.
The opera stand is an illuminated music stand for the opera singer. The stem on it is designed so that it does not interfere with the opera singer’s feet if they sit down. The opera stands can be nested together for easy storage.
The wooden stand is made to match a modern or historic concert hall. These stands are made of polished metal stems and natural wood trays. These stands nest together for compact storage also.
The jazz stand is a music stand that folds. It will fold down to the size of the tray. It is an adjustable stand for sitting or standing to play or sing. To store them, they will stand right next to each other or you can store them folded. If they are folded, they store one right on top of another.
The school music stand is designed for students. It is unbreakable. It does not have knobs, but rather raises and lowers easily. It has an extra lip on the tray for pencils and erasers. These also nest together for easy storage.
The studio stand is a modern looking stand for all types of musicians. It is like the opera stand, except it does not have the light attached to it. It is designed so that if the musician swings their legs, they will not knock the stand over. Like many of the other music stands, they are designed to be nested together for storage.
The scherzo stand is a foldable stand. It is made of aluminum. The aluminum makes it very lightweight for easy transportation.
Now that you know how each music stand is designed, you can decide which music stand will work best for your music needs.