HARP
  • Comes in a variety of sizes depending on your age. There are smaller harps for kids who are 8 and up and gradually bigger ones for 12 and up;
  • It may be difficult to find a teacher because not a lot of people play the harp; and
  • It is one of the most ancient and beautiful sounding instruments that's totally worth learning.

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The 10 Best Musical Instruments for Beginners

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PIANO
  • The piano is a versatile instrument that can be learned by children of any age. Some even start to learn at the ripe age of 4 years old;
  • It does, however, takes time and patience.
  • This instrument is suitable for beginners.

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GUITAR
  • This is the most popular instrument that is a mainstay in most music ensembles;
  • Children 6 years and older can begin to learn to play the guitar. Folk-style is easier to start with for beginners;
  • The instrument comes in a variety of sizes and styles. 

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TRUMPET
  • The trumpet comes from the brass family of instruments;
  • It's easy to start and can be learned by children 10 years and older;
  • It's an orchestral instrument that's mostly used in jazz bands. It's easy to transport, fun to play with, and it's not expensive. However, don't buy a trumpet with a painted finish because over time the paint will chip.

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SAXOPHONE
  • This instrument comes in a variety of sizes and there are different types of saxophones: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, and baritone sax. The alto saxophone is advisable for beginners;
  • This can be learned by children 12 years and older and there are many opportunities for one to play if ever they decide to pursue it professionally.

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CLARINET
  • The clarinet is a popular instrument that has a lot of opportunities for professional players.
  • This instrument is easy to get into that even children who are 10 years old can begin to learn to play it.

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FLUTE
  • The flute is extremely popular and it's suitable for children to learn at age 10 and older;
  • If you decide to pursue professionally you may encounter a lot of competition; but
  • It's an easy instrument to learn, it's easy to transport, and it's inexpensive.

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VIOLIN
  • This instrument is fairly easy to start learning;
  • Suitable for children 6 years and older;
  • It comes in a variety of sizes and you can find one easily depending on the age of the learner;
  • Violinists are popular and in demand. If you decide to become a professional player, it wouldn't be hard to join an orchestra.

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CELLO
  • Essentially similar to the violin except that it has a thicker body and is played sitting down;
  • Suitable for children 6 years and older;
  • Cellos come in different sizes so it's easy to find one that would be best suited for your needs.

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DOUBLE BASS
  • The double bass is huge like a cello and is also played the same way but with the double bass you can pluck the strings or strike them;
  • This instrument can be played while either standing up or seated;
  • It is suitable for children 11 years and older. It isn't as popular as other string instruments but it's an essential instrument for most music ensembles; and
  • It comes in various sizes.

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