Which Age is Right?

Many students start learning piano, trumpet, violin, and cello at a young age. As they grow older and develop physically, they can begin to explore other instruments. Starting music lessons is a personal decision for every family and depends on the maturity, interest, and motivation of your child, regardless of age.

  • children as young as 4 can start string lessons in the Child/Parent Strings program
  • piano lessons can begin as soon as the child is tall enough to sit at the bench and reach the keys
  • Children as young as 5 can begin trumpet lessons in the Suzuki Trumpet program
  • students start taking lessons on winds, brass, and percussion instruments to complement their school band program (about age 12)
  • voice lessons start at age 10

Learn more about our group classes in the Music for Young Children program.

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