Given that music is such a positive and enjoyable activity for kids, it’s not surprising that many eager parents ask the question ‘what age can my child start music lessons?’
As a parent you will know that all children are different. So unfortunately, it is not as easy as giving one set age. Some children may show an aptitude for music very early on while others develop their musical prowess much later.
To help you decide if your child is ready, think about the factors and skills that are required in music. The main ones being:
With concentration usually having a big impact. Younger children can lose concentration very quickly.
So, what age can my child start music lessons?
We know an age benchmark is helpful. So, to give you an idea, the youngest we have started is 5 years old. But bear in mind most kids have joined us later than this and have turned out to be incredibly talented (some who were not ready at five have gone on to start at 6/7 years old – when they were ready)
Our Advice – Come and try for FREE
As we’ve already said, every child is different, so our advice is to come along to see how they get on. We are happy to give a free lesson for younger students to see if they are ready. We will give you honest feedback and our opinion on whether they are ready or not.
What you don’t want to do is put them off music. Or force them into music when they are not ready. Our professional teachers will be able to use your free lesson to assess the child and see if they are ready.
We have shorter lesson options available for kids an younger students and this might be something that could be beneficial.
If your child is too young for lessons then we also have the option of our successful groups for kids – Junior Jammers.
Hopefully this helps answer your questions on the subject of when to start and please give us a call if you have a child who is interested in starting into the wonderful world of music.