Piano/keyboard is our recommended instrument to start on.
It sounds great as a solo instrument or in a band with others. Starting on the piano helps us make sense of music, map it out logically, and is relatively easy to start making quality sound quickly.
Piano is also great because:
- It’s easy to understand.
- All the notes are laid out in order from lowest to highest.
- It is easy to sound a note – just push down a key! (some instrument require quite an effort to make a sound and can prove large and cumbersome for young children)
- Piano is capable of melody and harmony so you can learn to play both.
For some piano can prove tricky to master as it does require the co-ordination of two hands playing different things at the same time while reading notes in 2 different clefs (treble and bass) but if you start young this is easily mastered.
With all this co-ordination, no wonder the piano has been proven as being particularly beneficial for brain development in children!