The natural desire of every loving parent is that their kid gradually grows into a proper, successful and intelligent person, who can dispense joy to self and others and who can make the parents proud. The life’s journey is definitely not easy and in addition to malicious hurdles another significant danger can also be something simple as boredom. Boredom can lead the child to unsuitable, but enticing experiments with their free time. How to fight against boredom?
First things first. It is never too late to start with music, this is a known fact, but why is it better to start with musical instruments at the soonest? In addition to using music to fight boredom, playing a musical instrument brings many benefits. According to experts, handling an instrument regularly improves fine motor skills of the child, as well as his concentration, which significantly influences how the child is going to handle a new school environment. Experts connect playing a musical instrument with the growth of intellect and significantly better performance in tasks focused on the memory. In addition, regular music training significantly affects the ability to understand time and its management. Moreover, the child is then ready for new repetitive tasks – such as going to school and homework. It has also been proven that music teaches patience, perseverance and discipline and this is done in such a way that the child perceives the learning process as a game.
Music is a complex art and mastering one instrument can be used to prepare for another one. As children grow like weeds and change as fast, we have prepared a little manual for you, so you may choose the first instrument for your child depending on its age.
For the youngest music players, between 3 and 5, we recommend a keyboard; the child has a rich range of sounds, immediate feedback and almost an indestructible construction at hand. In addition, the keyboard is almost a smaller, simplified piano and can be used as the ideal stepping stone for a future change to piano. Artist of ages between 6 and 9 can take many instruments into their hands. Appropriate would be the fipple flute, the keyboard, the violin, or a reduced classical guitar also known as 1/2 size or 3/4 size guitar. Music master aged 10-15 should pick for themselves. With their bodies, they should be able to master any instrument, but their evolving personality will draw them to drums, the guitar or the digital piano.