Knowing the right age to start lessons for each instrument is a crucial part of a child’s musical development. In many cases, a child may be ready to start an instrument but may not have the physical means to fully explore the instrument: not enough lung capacity for a wind instrument, a preadolescent voice, lacking dexterity in the fingers, and so on. Below is our chart indicating the ideal age to start learning a specific instrument.
|The Best Ages to Start Music Lessons|
|Piano||4-5||The right age to begin piano lessons|
|Guitar||7-9||When can my kids start learning Guitar?|
|Drums||7 and up||What age can kids start drum lessons?|
|Voice||12 and up||The best age for Voice lessons is 12|
|Saxophone||7-8||When can kids start learning the Saxophone?|
|Flute||7-8||The appropriate age to begin Flute lessons|
|Clarinet||7-8||The right age to start Clarinet lessons|
|Violin||4-5||The right age to being Violin lessons|
|Viola||6-7||Starting Viola lessons|
|Cello||7-9||The best age to begin Cello lessons|
|Trumpet||8-10||What age works to start Trumpet lessons?|
|Trombone||8-10||When to start Trombone|
|Bass Guitar||9-10||Recommended age to start Bass Guitar|
As the chart above shows, there are a wide range of instruments available for children of all ages. While we highly recommend sticking to our suggested ages, keep in mind that these are suggestions, and that there are always exceptions. A child who is tall or agile for their age could very well be ready to start guitar lessons a year or two in advance, while a child at twelve who has not yet begun puberty might not be ready yet for voice lessons. Our instructors can offer tips and suggestions as well.