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Which Instrument?

When choosing an instrument, it's really important to think about:

  1. A sound that you and your family like listening to 

  2. The size of the instrument, and how the instrument will fit into your home. Don’t choose a piano if you don’t have the space!

  3. A few young children have definite ideas, but most tend to “grow into” and love the instrument that they learn. If they wish to switch when they are old enough to make a decision, they will have a solid foundation to make the transition easy.

You can choose from:

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Piano

Piano is incredibly versatile, suitable for many styles of music, and they are easy to start playing right away.

Players develop a deep understanding of melody, harmony and chords, and you can play incredible solo works or sing along as you play!

You can start on a keyboard, but we recommend a real piano.

 

If you don't have the space for a piano in your home, have a look at some of the other other instruments below.

Flute and Recorder

For many musicians, records was the first instrument they learned.

Affordable, small and easy to learn, the recorder is a great gateway instrument to the woodwind family, as many of the skills transfer directly to flute, saxophone, clarinet, oboe and bassoon.

We recommend starting on recorder and transferring to flute once basic skills have been developed.

Flute is small, portable and fun to play. Its beautiful silvery sound has been used in orchestras, jazz, folk, world music by people from James Galway to Lizzo.

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Violin

The heart of the orchestra, but equally at home in jazz, folk and world music, the violin is one of the most popular instruments in the world today.

The instrument's small size makes it easy to carry, and it's great as a solo or group instrument.

Cello

Rich and sonorous, you’ll know why cellos are one of the most-loved instruments around the world.

 

Cellos are larger than violins, but many students love the feeling of embracing their instrument and feeling the vibrations as they play.

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