Which musical instrument is the right one to start with?
It often happens that when parents decide to give their little one the wonderful gift of musical learning, they get excited about the instrument they like best.
Or suddenly, if they already play the guitar, they like the idea that they learn the same thing, because they already have the instrument at home.
But is this the best thing to do for a young child?
To be honest, no.
There are instruments that are suitable to start in the world of music at an early age, because they have certain characteristics, which are adjusted to the development needs of the child.
These particularities are what help the child in his learning by:
Studies abut infant and toddler development (under 4 years old) we recommend percussion instruments a lot.
This helps them to recognize sounds, have a sense of rhythm, and also develop basic skills, such as body control.
However, when we talk about learning to play an instrument at 4 years old, the ideal age to start studying music, the ideal instrument is undoubtedly the piano.
Why? Let’s see.
The piano develops your child’s skills
The first thing you should know about this instrument is that it will give your child the ability to produce beautiful sounds without too much physical effort.
The softness of an (electric) keyboard, the friendliest version of a piano for young children, will help your child in his musical learning, since with this they will be able to produce the notes, without requiring as much energy from him, as happens with other instruments, such as drums.
Nor will it require more strength in their fingers, as is needed to be able to pluck the strings of a guitar.
For these and other reasons that I will tell you below, the keyboard turns out to be the best instrument for your little one to start studying music.
1. Improve Motor Skills with Piano
Studying piano will enhance your child’s motor development, since when listening and learning children’s songs, the following will happen:
Fun fact: Did you know that the piano is a practice that protects against arthritis?
This is one of many reasons why you can be sure that, with music, your child will receive benefits for a lifetime.
2. Power the language
Music is one of the most complete activities to enhance language.
Regarding the piano and its excellent influence on the development of language in young children, we can highlight that:
3. Music Stimulates Your Brain
Music is a beautiful art that stimulates the connections between neurons in the brain.
For this reason, it could be said that listening and practicing an instrument is an exercise in agility for your child’s mind.
What benefits does it bring?
That is, it demands the focus on a single task: interpreting the music from the scores.
And to this, let’s add the qualities that your child can acquire through the study of a musical instrument, such as the piano:
- Discipline, etc.
As you can see, the piano is par excellence the most complete musical instrument for your young child to develop their full potential and, of course, their talent.
Would you like to offer all these benefits to your child, from now on?
Too easy. Just call us and schedule a Music Exploration Lesson.
It’s FREE and with it, we will help you choose the right musical instrument for your child.
Make your little one make the most of his vacations, develop his skills and also learn in a fun way to play a musical instrument and share his talent with new friends.
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