What Is the Best Age To Start Piano Lessons?
The answer: The best age to start piano lessons for your child is around 6 years old.
Most piano teachers would start working with your child when they are around that age. Early start is very important in music lessons! By age six the child has already developed cognitive and fine motor skills needed to start instrumental music lessons.
The exception: if your child starts with the Suzuki method
The main idea of the Suzuki method is early start. The Suzuki teachers are carefully trained to work with children at younger age and give them the proper start. So if your child is very young but they cannot wait to start piano lessons, the Suzuki method may be the way to go. As the Suzuki method is most popular for violin. You can find piano teachers in your town. For extra resources and information on the method and what to expect as a parent visit Suzuki Method – a Parent’s Guide
Extra Resources Explaining About The Best Age to Start Piano Lessons for Your Child
We mentioned that early start is important with music lessons. The two articles below give a bit more insight about what age to start piano lessons for your child and why.
- Hoffman Academy Tips on Starting Piano Lessons
- Get a Brain Boost by Starting Piano Lessons Before the Age of 7
How Can I help My Child Practice-Helpful Articles About Starting Music Lessons
Often starting piano lessons is easy, but keeping your child motivated to practice regularly is difficult. When you start music lessons, it is always a wise idea to get extra tips about practicing and motivating your child. Here are some articles to help with parenting your young piano player!
- How to Find a Good Piano or Music Teacher After Moving
- Best Tips for Home Practice
- What to do About Setbacks in Music Lessons
- Should I Continue Music Lessons in the Summer
- 4 Ways to Empower Your Child Through Music
Helpful Sites Specific to Studying and Practicing Piano
Same as before, once you start piano lessons with your child at any age, you can never have enough practicing tips. The articles below are selected from a site specific to piano practice tips.
Are There Helpful Books About Starting Piano Lessons For You Child?
Yes, there are. Here are two books that you may find helpful. The first one is written by a piano teacher. It gives helpful tips to make piano studying fun and enjoyable at home. It offers tips for practicing and avoiding struggle with your child. The second book is written by a music teacher with a background in child psychology. It is not a piano specific book. However, I do recommend it to all parents who child is in music. It has wonderful tips and suggestions. You may find that some of the article you can apply not only to music but to general parenting as well. Find the two books below.
Where Can I find a Good Piano Teacher for My Child?
As everything word of mouth and talking to other parents who have gone down that path will be helpful. You can check out local music stores. Many will have listings with teachers or music rooms in the back which teachers rent. Your child’s elementary music teacher will most likely have information on music teachers in the area. For Suzuki teacher, the Suzuki association teacher directory can be a place to check teachers in your collunity. We also have articles with specific tips on finding a good music teacher for your child. You can check read them below.
Personalized Advice about Starting Music Lessons
I just finished writing an article about finding a good piano or music teacher that is right for your child, explaining that sometimes parents have an uniques situation. Sometimes different cities wok differently. What may work great from one child may not be the best for another. If you need a more individualized approach to finding a music teacher for your child, or if you simply want to consult with someone, I am happy to help with what I can. Feel free to email me with questions. The purpose of this blog is to help parents have easier time when teaching music to their kids. Having parents who have benefited from reading the blog is accomplishing our mission.