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 musical instruments for children to give you ideas to start them off.


10. pBone Plastic Trombone and pBone 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.

9. Small Hands Percussion Pack

This pack includes a wide variety of percussion which is perfect for younger players. Introducing them to some interesting sounds while being able to provide younger players with new ways to learn rhythm. This is perfect for any younger budding musician!

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.

7. Steel Pans

 The Jumbie Jam Steel Pan is great fun and has been designed with children in mind, with several vibrant colours in the range and some with funky feet to add to the aesthetics these really are great fun to play even for adults.

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.

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!

4. Axus AXP15 Portable Keyboard

The mini keyboards are full of fun 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 on a budget!

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.

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!

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.