A lot of children tend to be drawn to the piano from a very young age. After all, it is easy to play and it is super fun to explore too. If you are a parent then you may be wondering when the best time to introduce your child to an instrument is, especially if you want your child to get good. That’s completely normal, and this guide will tell you everything you need to know.
The best age for you to learn the piano is between the age of 6 and 9. Older children may find it easier to play, but students as young as 6 can easily begin their learning experience because the keys themselves are so easy to operate. Mozart famously began to learn the piano at the age of 3 years old, so it’s safe to say that even very young children can explore the wonders that this instrument has to offer.
There are a huge number of factors that may determine whether your child is ready to start learning the piano. This can include the size of their hands, the coordination that they have and their general dexterity. Finger independence can also have a big part to play. For a lot of students, there can be other factors involved, such as the ability for them to focus and if they are able to communicate well with others.
If you’re thinking about learning the piano yourself then you may wonder, is it too late for me? Am I too old to be able to grasp the concept of an instrument? The truth is, you’re never too old. If you have the motivation and if you are able to put the time in, then there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be able to pick up things relatively quickly. The same concept applies as listed above, you may struggle if you have poor dexterity or if you don’t have much finger independence, but that’s not a limitation you can’t work through. Things like that will come with time and as you learn, you will find techniques that will help you to work past the difficulties you might naturally face.
The piano is a wonderful instrument, to say the least, it’s harmonious and able to strike a chord with any human emotion. It’s timeless and used in everything from rock and roll to classical music. It doesn’t matter whether you’re ambitious about playing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony or whether you want to start out with a rock melody such as November Rain by Guns and Roses. There has never been a better time for you to learn than right now.
If you want to find out more, call Annette Beaumont at +44 (0)20 7581 2376 to discuss piano lessons and what you’d like to achieve when you embark on your musical journey.