How to choose the right musical instrument for your child to learn
Posted by Directions In Music Pty Ltd on September 02, 2010
It is important that you choose the right instrument for your child to learn to play. Instruments are expensive, so once one is picked, it will be harder to change. The following are some suggestions to ensure your child finds an instrument that finds them best.
Perhaps the most important thing is that you need to make sure your child is excited about the instrument they are going to learn to play. If they do not have an interest in it, they are less likely to practice and will probably want to quit learning it. Spend some time with them in a music store or in a band room. Find a place where they can touch and play with the instruments. Ask them which instruments would be the most fun to learn. If you get a few options from them there will be other things that you need to factor in that will help you narrow it down to one.
A lot of brass instruments are harder to play if your child has thinner lips. If they have a great sense of tone, the trombone might be a perfect fit. Children with longer fingers make excellent piano players. Finally, children with good rhythm make the best percussionists. The best way to determine how your child fits into these categories is to talk to a trained band instructor.
Finally, your child may have medical issues that may narrow down your choices. If your child has asthma than a wind instrument would not be a good instrument for them to learn how to play. Show them all the options they have with string or percussion instruments.
There are many factors that play into choosing the right musical instrument for your child. Most band directors and music shop owners can help you narrow it down to the perfect fit. But, if the child is part of the choosing process you will have a lot better chance for success.
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