It is common for young children to develop an interest in music early on in life. Getting your child interested in music can be easy if you make it fun and motivating for them from the start. You don’t want to give them something too complicated, so here are a few ideas to start them off:

 

Pbone

10.  pBone Plastic Trombone and Mini Trombone

These affordable trombones are great for those who are interested in brass instruments. They are light, colorful, robust and easy to take care of which is appealing to both parents and kids! Pitched in Eb (mini) and Bb, these instruments are perfect for all sizes.

 

 

 

unusual sounds

 

9. Unusual Sounds Percussion Kit

This is a great percussion kit that moves away from what you would usually find in a familiar set. You can introduce kids to different world sounds and try out all sorts of new playing techniques!

 

 

 

5 Piece Jr

 

8. 5 Piece Junior Drum Kit

This scaled down drum kit is a great start for budding drummers who aren’t quite big enough to benefit from a full size kit yet. It is designed to withstand hours of playing and intended for children up to the age of 10.

 

 

 

6 hole ocatina

 

7. Six Hole Ocarina

Although very small, the ocarina is great for learning different finger patterns and techniques that you don’t usually get on most starter instruments. They vary from 4 to 12 holes depending on your age, experience and what style of sound you are after.

 

 

Guitar

 

6. 1/2 Size Classical Guitar

Recommended for children between 5 – 8 years old, this is the starter instrument recommended by teachers for students wishing to learn any kind of guitar. The nylon strings are perfect for younger children, especially if they haven’t any experience on stringed instruments. It is sensitive on the hands and adaptable to all kinds of playing styles.

 

wakatubes

 

 

5. Wak-a-tubes

Wak-a-tubes are fun, colourful and easy to play. By striking a flat surface with the tuned percussion tubes you can have hours of entertainment. They are motivating and easy to play songs and games with. You can also get music books especially for them as well as different scales to add to the collection!

 

 

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4. 32 Note Mini Key Keyboard

The mini keyboards are full of fun effects and voices to get the creative mind flowing. It is scaled down version of a keyboard and a great introduction into learning. It is great for the smaller hands that are budding to learn!

 

 

 

chime bars

3. 8 Note Chime Bar Set

Chime bars are a great way to understand musical notes and simple scales from a young age. They are easy to play and help embrace the learning experience you will need along the journey.

 

 

 

 

ukulele

 

2. Ukulele  

For younger children especially, the ukulele is a great string instrument to start on. Its easy chords, small body and fun melodies are a great way to encourage your child to move onto more string instruments along the line. You can get ukuleles in all different shapes, sizes and colours to appeal to all audiences!

 

 

 

recorder

1. Recorder  

Nearly everyone has had a go at learning the recorder during school. This is because it can be seen as your access instrument into the woodwind world. The fingering pattern and scales are exactly the same to those on the flute and clarinet. It is a great instrument to unleash your talents from an early age.

 

 

About the author

Lizzie joined Normans after graduating from university in Popular Music with Music Technology. She has been playing the drums for most of her life and gained a great insight into both the technical and live aspects of them. As well as the drums, Lizzie loves to play guitar and will have a go at any instrument she can get her hands on!

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Comments

  • Bella 13/01/2016 at 9:08 pm

    I like how you’ve put lots of information so people will want to play that musical instrument.Are there any bad things about playing one?

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    • Diana Stone 14/01/2016 at 12:21 pm

      Hi Bella,

      We really can’t think of any bad things…Apart from that it may distract you from doing other work 🙂

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  • katryn grace 16/03/2017 at 9:04 am

    Seems it is a wise list.

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