When choosing an instrument, it's really important to think about:
A sound that you and your family like listening to
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!
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:
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.