Learning music can be wonderfully rewarding for both parents and children. It can be a skill that lasts a lifetime and even if your child doesn’t turn out to be the next Mozart, it has been proven that learning an instrument can aid in learning and development.
Many parents wonder what is the right age for their children to begin learning music at and what instrument should they begin playing.
It’s a good idea to wait until your child knows numbers up to ten and is also familiar with the alphabet before beginning music lessons as this way she will be able to read scales and learn to play tunes.
The instrument that you choose is really up to you but if you are looking for something simple to start off with, why not choose the tin-whistle or the recorder? They are both inexpensive and easy to get the hang of.
Guitars and stringed instruments are also popular and come in smaller sizes but they can be can be trickier to master.
The piano is always a favourite with parents and children and can be learned as soon as your child is big enough to sit comfortably at the stool and press the keys.
Other instruments like woodwind and brass are best left until your child is a little older as they can put pressure on baby teeth.