How to Start Piano for Children

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

In the world of music, piano is a very popular instrument, known as "the king of musical instruments". From the point of view of human physiological condition, intellectual development and learning environment, piano is the most suitable instrument for learning from an early age. So how to determine the best age to learn piano?

Mozart, known as a prodigy, learns piano at the age of 3 and can hold solo concerts at the age of 4; Beethoven, known as the "music saint", learns to play the piano at the age of 5 and plays on the stage at the age of 6; piano masters Chopin, Liszt and music giants Schubert and Schumann all begin to learn piano at the age of 6. It can be seen that the best age to start learning piano is 5-6 years old.

During the period from 5 to 6 years old, children usually spend their time in a relaxed and happy kindergarten. During this period, kindergartens do not have heavy homework, so they have enough time to practice when they go home. It is very difficult and tedious to learn piano at first. We should not only read music, but also pay attention to teachers'requirements. If we put this difficult and tedious stage of primary school in the primary school period, because the burden is too heavy, it will cause psychological pressure on the children. Over time, there will be polarization, or boredom with school work, or fear of piano learning.

After 1-2 years of study, children have a certain interest in piano, but also have a certain basis. At this time, even if the tense rhythm of school life is added, the focus of children's learning will not be shifted. On the contrary, playing a relaxed and happy song can also adjust the tense learning atmosphere in schools. This is of great benefit to children's intellectual development and sentiment cultivation.

The best time to start piano lessons will be different for every child, but most will be ready between the ages of 5 to 9 years old.

The "right" age to begin piano lessons varies from child to child. A good first test is an age when your child can tie their shoes. Many 5-year-olds can achieve great success with piano lessons. It's important for these early lessons to be based around fun and plenty of off the piano activities and games.

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