As the holidays rapidly approach, Swallow Hill Music has gift ideas for all the music lovers in your life. Whether your friends, family, and loved ones crave intimate concert experiences, the rush of learning a new instrument, or displaying their Swallow Hill pride, we’ve got you covered. Read on for some of our suggestions, and happy holidays from Swallow Hill!
Swallow Hill Music produces nearly 250 live music events a year, from open stages to the award winning Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series. Experiencing live music is a gift no one will soon forget, go to swallowhillmusic.org and pick out an upcoming concert for the live music lovers in your life.
Kick off the New Year by seeing Paul Thorn in Daniels Hall on Sunday, January 5. Paul’s voice oozes the blues, soul, and country, and now more than ever, he’s drawing upon the gospel influences of his youth. His latest album, Don’t Let the Devil Ride, taps the gospel vein for one of the most acclaimed albums yet. Get tickets for Paul Thorn in Daniels Hall on Sunday, January 5 here.
Then, on Saturday, February 1 we are excited to welcome Bedouine to the Daniels Hall stage. Bedouine enchanted the Botanic Gardens audience this summer when she opened for José Gonzalez. Don’t miss your chance to see the singer-songwriter who has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, while catching the ear of the likes of Father John Misty, Hurray for the Riff Raff in our intimate, 300 seat theater! Get tickets for Bedouine in Daniels Hall on Saturday, February 1 here.
Gifts for Mom*
We know she would never admit this to her favorite people in the world, but sometimes Mom needs a little away time to refresh. What better way than to make new friends and learn something new with group music classes at Swallow Hill? Whether your mom wants to try something entirely new, or polish existing music skills, Swallow Hill group classes cover a wide variety of instruments – from voice to guitar to ukulele – and genres – from country to soul to bluegrass. This year, give Mom the gift of ME TIME!
Our next session of classes begins Monday, January 6, 2020. Explore class offerings and register here.
Gifts for Dad*
Whether he’s making you lunch, picking you up after school, or brewing up a batch of his favorite IPA, if you know your dad, then you know a thing worth doing is worth doing right. With that in mind, might we suggest private music lessons from Swallow Hill Music? Give Dad the opportunity to work one on one with one of our instructors to help him hone his musical craft, be it guitar, banjo, songwriting, or wherever his muse takes him!
Gifts for Young Kids
Our Little Swallows Music classes for kiddos ages six months to five years old weave together sing-alongs, storytelling, finger games, circle dances, rhythm instruments, and traditional, world and popular songs into a fun learning experience for each child and parent/caregiver. The musical selection and activities for each level complements the social and developmental growth of your child.
Our Little Swallows classes are age-specific, please check the schedule before enrolling. Drop-ins welcome!
Gifts for Teens
In Teen House of Rock, students learn how to hold down their instrumental or vocal parts in a live rock band. This class is for rockers who know how to play their instrument but have not had much experience playing in a band. Students become familiar with using their gear, playing with a sound system, and creating a full band sound. All instruments are welcome including horns and singers. The band practices with the House of Rock instructor staff and work toward a final performance at the end of the session.
Now sure what to get?
Please come to our Yale Avenue Location and pick out some Swallow Hill gear. Whether it is T-shirts, caps, or accessories, we’ve got plenty of Swallow Hill merchandise to help the music lover in your life represent their favorite music organization with pride!
Spread the Joy of Music! Donate to Swallow Hill Music
Help us grow our Community Outreach Programs by making a donation to Swallow Hill. You can learn more about our year end fundraising goals here.
Or, simply click here to donate to our General Fund to help us:
- Make 72,000 music connections through Little Swallows pre-schools, K-12 public schools and music therapy programs;
- Provide more need-based scholarships than ever before for students of all ages who are eager to take music classes;
- Bring Music Therapy programs to organizations working with Veterans and our Aging populations across the metro area.
See you at Swallow Hill!
*Good for moms and dads – or any music lover!