Collapsible Music Stands

A music sheet stand is one of the most important accessories that you can own as a sheet music performer. Since you don’t want any mishaps while you are before an audience it is important that you choose your stand carefully – choose one that isn’t sturdy and it may lead to unnecessary embarrassments. It is also important to choose one that is portable, and that is where collapsible music stands come in. A collapsible music stand is one that folds into a smaller unit that you can easily take around with you. There are many in the market and in order to find the right one you have to choose carefully. Here is what you should be looking for:
•    How small does it become when it is collapsed? There are many that fold but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they become more portable, especially if you don’t have a car. Before you buy a collapsible music stand make sure to fold it and see its size.
•    The weight of the stand also matters. You are looking for one that is heavy enough not to fall over from slight disturbances, but you also want one that is easy to carry around. Again, check it before you buy.
•    Although a music stand is primarily for holding music you will also need to place small items on it such as a pen, eraser, pins and so on. There are music stands that have a few inches of additional space at the top. If you will be using your music stand to store books you should be looking for one that has one or two shelves.
•    If you are a beginner you may be looking for a music stand that can hold one paper at a time, but as you get more advanced you will need one that can hold more, which means that you are looking for a wide music stand.
•    Durability is important especially if you travel around with your music stand. The last thing you want is to arrive at a performance only to find that the legs of your music stand are bent. Make sure to choose a music stand that is made out of a tough but light material.
•    If you will be doing traditional concert hall performances you should be looking for a music stand that is black in color. If, however you want something that you will be using at home you can get something colorful.
•    The height of your stand also matters. While it is true that you will play while sitting down most times, you may in future be required to perform while standing and this will require you to make your music stand taller.
One of the best dealers in music stands in the UK is RATstands. They have been in the business for more than 40 years and today they supply the best music venues all across the world. They have all the music stands and accessories that you need. You can find out more on their website,