JRmommy Posted February 17, 2012 Share Posted February 17, 2012 My 5.5 year old son really wants to take lessons! Ever since he was a young toddler, he has always made musical sounds with his voice. When he walks, he makes a corresponding beat to his pace. When he dances, he makes music/beats with his mouth. When he plays with his toys, he is always making some type of musical sound. I'm sure you getting the picture, here. He is definitely an auditory learner and has also learned well with music and songs. Lately he has been beating on everything like it is a drum. He can really keep a nice rhythm. My husband and I aren't musically inclined whatsoever. My plan was to put him in piano lessons at 7 years old. He begs almost daily to learn how to play the drums or guitar. My husband found someone who is willing to teach him to play the drums. We just have to buy a junior sized drum set. Knowing nothing about music or playing an instrument, I have a couple of questions: Is it necessary/easier to start off with the piano before learning another instrument? Is he too young? What experiences have you had with your young children that seem to have an interest (and maybe even some talent) in playing an instrument? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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