Encouraging children to play an instrument means helping them to consider it a pleasant activity. Guitar, banjo, and piano are simple and ideal for many children who are just getting to know music. Almost all parents have heard that their child should learn a musical instrument. And it is not too difficult to get started – especially if your child shows interest early on.
If you have never played an instrument yourself, the task of choosing the right instrument for your child can be daunting. You might end up giving them something that could be a wonderful new profession at best and a fun hobby at worst.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Learning to play sharpens your child’s mind and gives them a sense of self-confidence in their abilities and ability to learn.
- By practicing an instrument, they learn that with a little effort they can do something much better, which increases their own self-esteem.
- Many children are enchanted by the flute, an exciting woodwind instrument that produces sound through air flowing through a wave opening. It is featured in many kid’s movies.
- If you are not a music master yourself, the beginning can be the hardest part, but you must assure your child that it will be worth it in the end, even if it may be hard at first for them to learn.
- Persistence is one of the most important things that any child can learn and something that will serve them well in adulthood too, and it is a great way for them to connect with you.
- While self-practice is great, your child may need professional help at some time. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about expensive lessons, just a few hours a week or even a few days a month.
- Musical instruments can be a great way to promote your child’s creative interests and their ability to follow instructions.
- There are so many instruments to choose from, even this can be a fascinating stage for your child as they explore the opportunities such as woodwinds, drums, strings, and brass instruments by colour, sound and instrument type, such as piano, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, harp, clarinet or violin.
- You can choose from many non-traditional instruments, from horn to marimba, but also instruments from the world of folk such as the banjo. Many children love learning to play easy beginner banjo songs.
- Children can start playing various instruments such as banjo, guitar, piano, drums, trumpets, trombone, harp, violin, and guitar at a young age.
When infants begin to grab and shake toy maracas, they might grow up to be toddlers who drum and pluck on guitar strings and play certain notes on the xylophone with a mallet, play the violin, or practice keyboards. In any case, the child’s fine motor skills are developed and trained.
Most musical instruments can help children develop their physical, mental, and social skills. Playing music contributes to social interactions between children and their parents as well as to their general cognitive development.
Encourage your child to learn to play music!