If you decide to expand into the world of music with an instrument other than the harmonica, here are some good quality choices to consider for yourself or even as a gift for another. If you can get the folks around you playing music also, they won't be so annoyed at your incessant practicing. Oh yeah, if you get 'em going on guitar, you'll have an instant jamming buddy.
Melodica Soprano by Hohner 26 keys (HM-26)- Sleek appearance and beautiful tone. Arranged with over 2 chromatic octaves starting with B below middle C. 26 piano-type keys let you play single notes and chords. Comfortable strap for left hand. Includes instructions and a deluxe carrying case.