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Saturday, September 4, 2010

What is the best age to start a musical instrumnet?

This question in from anonymous from Vienna, VA - "What is the best age to start a child on a musical instrument?"

Answer -

Starting at day one singing to and playing music and musical instruments around your little one is a great basis to form a life long love of music! Beginning at age two children are ripe for learning! This is a great time to start specifically keyboard/piano classes. Don't believe the "nay-Sayers" that state that children under 5 should not be in formalized instruction. The early years of development are the most fundamental to building strong learning and exploring skills. However, be reasonable in your expectations. At this young age the overall goal should be that of fun and exploration. There should be minimal to no "homework" and the instruction should be from a professional organization with experience with this age. You will know if the lessons are "successful" by the level of enthusiasm your child exhibits towards the instrument and the actual lesson time. If they are engaged and happy to be having the lesson this is what you want. It will build a strong foundation for a life long love of music!

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Have a musical holiday weekend everyone!



  1. Do you know anyone who teaches these lessons to such young children in DC? I understand if you can't recommend, just looking for resources...or assistance in finding them. Most I've found will not teach 2 year olds. Thank you.

  2. Yes!
    We offer piano classes at age 2 and violin, drum and guitar starting at age 4!
    Feel free to contact us today!

  3. hi Shelly

    I just found your blog and I just wanted to say, what a great job you are doing! I am a Kindermusik teacher in MD, and I love finding people who understand how valuable music is, especially at such young age!

    Keep up the good work!


  4. Thank you for this. My son is age 2 and we would love to start hime on piano. Do you have any suggestions in Alaska?

    Julie, Alaska

  5. I love your blog and your company! We have been students both privately and with your group lessons in our public school. you have a great balance of fun and education! Thanks for a quality service!

    DC metro mom