To learn an instrument and to play it requires skill and an inclination for music. Your child can begin to learn an instrument when she is between five to eight years old. Not only will this be a break from her routine school work, it will also be a source of harmony for her. Learning to play a musical instrument can also enhance your child's cognitive and intellectual skills. The skill required to play a musical instrument varies according to the instrument. Remember to get a good teacher to train your child.
It may take time for your child to actually identify which instrument she is actually interested in. If you think your child may have to try out a few instruments before she makes the choice, it is a good idea to initially buy inexpensive instruments. You must also encourage her to learn the instrument at her own pace and not hasten her through it. Also, encourage her to develop a style of her own. Learning to play the piano is usually a good start.
Music and musical instruments can provide an outlet to your child's creative talent. They help her to unfold her imagination and most importantly discover herself. Some key benefits for your child when she learns an instrument and plays it:
Here at KidandParent, we provide you a list of interesting articles on how to play the following musical instruments: