How Young Can A Child Begin Playing?

Young boy playing the Violin

How Young Is Too Young?

Opinions differ; public schools usually start children in 3rd or 4th grade. Many private teachers and schools, especially Suzuki programs, start children around the age of 3.

Experts believe most children younger than 3 lack the developmental and motor skills needed to benefit from instrumental instruction.

Very young children can participate in “Mommy-and-Me” programs that teach about music without being specifically about playing the an instrument.

The Long Island Violin Shop
The Long Island Violin Shop


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