Should my child start learning the piano or violin?
Learning to play a musical
instrument takes dedication and discipline. There are many benefits that your
child will receive from learning to play an instrument regardless of what type
of instrument it is. This includes learning to be patient, building creativity
skills and teamwork.
To determine whether your child
should start learning the piano or violin, there are two major factors that can
help you make your decision.
How old your child is can play a
huge role in what kind of instrument they will be suitable to learn. When you
start to introduce them a musical instrument, parents should understand that
there are physically requirements in order to play certain instruments.
The piano for example, can be
difficult for children aged between 3-5 years of age, as their hands may not be
big enough to stretch to an octave width.
This is in comparison to the
violin, where there are miniature sized violins appropriate for your child’s age
and physic. This means that it will be more suitable for your child to learn.
Interest and Music Genre
What your child is interested in
learning can also be a factor to ensure that they will enjoy practicing and
learning a particular instrument.
By, learning how to play the
violin your child will be exposed to three musical styles that are pop, jazz and
classical. This differs when learning the piano which provides a larger range of
musical styles including classic, pop and contemporary.
Select either the piano or
violin by what your child’s music preference is. The type of instrument selected
will have a direct effect on the range of music sheets available and the types
of songs that can be learnt.
Before making a decision, it is
best to ask your child and allow them to try out both instruments. This will
allow you to determine which instrument is suitable for your child.