5 Ways to Save Money on Sheet Music

Looking for ways to stretch your music budget? I discovered the following money-saving tactics while running my private music studio. I use these methods and can vouch for them. It’s definitely worth the few minutes it takes to sign up for accounts!

1. Sheet Music Plus Easy Rebates Program (for Students and Music Teachers)

Music teachers, choir directors and college music students may join Sheet Music Plus’s free Easy Rebates program. As a member, you will earn 8% cash back on your sheet music purchases, as well as those of anyone who uses your link. The guidelines for who qualifies are quite relaxed and can be read here. Payments are sent via PayPal when you’ve accrued $20 or via check at $50. Other teachers/directors who sign up using you link earn you $5. (Please sign up using my link. Thank you! This will allow me to buy more music to review!) Once you sign up you will be given a referral ID. I always add this to the comments section of my orders to make sure it is credited to me.

2. Sheet Music Plus 2+ Pricing

Any time you order 2 or more copies of an item at Sheet Music Plus, you automatically get a 5% discount. Add that to the 8% rebate you get as an Easy Rebates member, and we’re starting to make some headway!

3. Ebates

While it may look gimmicky at first glance, Ebates is a great way to save money at stores across the web. It partners with stores which pay an affiliate commission to Ebates any time you click through Ebates to get to the retailer’s site. Ebates then splits that affiliate commission with you. Sheet Music Plus is one of these retailers and rebates between 4-15%, depending on the current promotion. Also, any time some signs up and makes one purchase with Teach Bassoon’s link, I get a $25 referral bonus. That can buy a lot of music (or pay for domain renewals)! Often, the person signing up also will get a bonus $10 just for singing up and placing their first order (again, this depends on the current promotion—see site for details). Extensions are also available for your web browser to help you remember to go through Ebates when making any online purchase. This can be combined with your Sheet Music Plus Easy Rebate!

4. Coupons, Free Shipping, Etc.

Many sheet music retailers offer rotating sales, coupons, and free shipping offers. Sign up for their email lists to be notified of their current promotions. Sheet Music Plus offers sales on instrumental music (usually 20% off) at various times throughout the year.

5. Specialty Double Reed Shops

And last but not least, don’t forget the wonderful double reed and specialty music shops. Don’t forget to ask what programs and specials they run. I know they appreciate your business, and you may be surprised to find that they can offer you more than just discounts on music. Here are some of my favorites:

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