Music is the gateway to a myriad of personal and social benefits, but unless you figure out the right way to begin it can actually cause more harm than good. Picking an instrument is one of the most defining moments of a young musician's journey.
While there really is no age limit to enjoying music, there are certain instruments that can prove tricky to younger students just starting out in music lessons. Younger students with shorter attention spans might find difficulty in learning the intricate technique of a French horn, whereas starting them on a trumpet would prove a much more forgiving gateway into brass.
As much as it pains me to say it, not every instrument is for everyone every single time. A child with still-developing arms might have difficulty reaching all the positions on a trombone slide, like how smaller students would have a harder time playing the mighty sousaphone than say someone who's got the height to support it. Piano and woodwind instruments tend to be more "beginner-friendly" regardless of age or skill level
Have you ever asked yourself, "what sort of musician do I want to be?" It's an important question to say the least, considering there are many different paths for a musician to take. Do you want to write songs for people to sing? Get into an orchestra? Have a fun hobby to work with on the side? While it's possible for anyone to find success on whatever instrument you like, certain things better suited to different instruments. There's a reason why so many singer-songwriters play either piano or guitar
Narrowing it down
At the South Florida Conservatory of Music, we believe that there is such a thing as a bond between the musician and their instrument. Our teachers can help offer guidance to new music students on their path to choosing an instrument with our Trial lesson sessions. In our unique one on one sessions, students will have the opportunity to experiment with new instruments and find what it is they truly enjoy