Starting To Learn A Musical Instrument
A lot of children can have a lot of fun with a musical instrument before they start going to formal lessons. If you have a piano
or keyboard in the house many a young child will want to investigate
the sounds that they make by tapping the keys or even pressing
down on a combination of keys. A popular instrument at a young
age is the recorder as it is light, easy to handle and quick to
get a tune out of. As children grow then they are able to hold
and deal with other instruments like the guitar which can be bought
in a junior size. Once your child has experienced investigating
the sounds that these instruments make, the next step will be to
try and play a tune. If there is someone musical in the family,
their help and advice should result in some easy tunes being played.
There are now plenty of teach yourself music books around which
are easy to pick up and shows your younger ones how to play a
Whilst your child is at Primary School there will be plenty of
opportunity for them to go to extra lessons involving playing a
musical instrument, details of which can be found on the LEA Music
Services website. Two of which are
When you start playing a musical instrument you need to feel comfortable
with it, some instruments are better for younger players as they
come in a range of sizes,like the recorder, piano and guitar. Some
instruments like the brass or woodwind instruments require you
to learn a breathing technique which puts a lot of pressure on the
front teeth, therefore it is considered better to wait until they
have their second set of teeth. More advice on which type of musical
instrument can be found in the next page of this website Which
Further information on starting to learn an instrument can be
found on the website below:
Whilst your child is learning a lot of praise and encouragement
should pay dividends.
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