It’s no secret that the earlier you begin to learn a new skill, the easier you’ll pick it up – and learning an instrument is definitely a skill that anyone can benefit from having. But with the variety of musical options you have to choose from, how are you supposed to decide which to have your child take up? Well, we’ve come up with this list of the best instruments for beginners to help you figure it out!
Piano: Suitable for children six or older, mastering the piano takes hard work and a lot of practice, but it’s well worth the effort. Being one of the most popular and adaptable instruments you can learn, the piano allows you to create beautiful sounds with basically any piece of music.
Flute: If you’re looking for a popular instrument that’s easy on your budget and easy to travel with, the flute is for you. Since it is fairly simple to learn and fun to play, kids can begin learning the flute around age ten and continue playing for years.
Violin: Violins are relatively easy to learn. Children usually begin playing at six years old, but the instrument comes in a variety of sizes depending on the player’s age. If your child wants to continue professionally, the violin’s popularity and demand makes it easier for him or her to join an orchestra or other musical ensemble. Pro Tip: Purchase a non-electrical violin, since those are easier to learn on.
Cello: A larger cousin of the violin, the cello, can also be learned as early as six years old. However- unlike the violin (which is played by holding the instrument under your chin), the cello is playing by sitting the instrument between your legs. The sound of a cello is also lower and richer sounding than the violin.
Guitar: Also one of the most popular instruments, the guitar can be learned when a child is about six or seven. While the folk style is the easiest to learn, the guitar offers many styles of music, such as classical or jazz. Like the violin, a child will have an easier time learning on an acoustic guitar versus an electrical one.
No matter what instrument your child decides on, music schools are a valuable resource to have. From teaching the basics to providing new pieces and songs to learn, the skilled teachers at Grace Music School will help your child master his or her favorite instrument.
To learn more about the music lessons we offer at our Fort Salonga and Melville locations, please visit our website or call us at 631-239-6169.