Question

Music for Young Children

My son seems to have interest in music. But what is the best way to know which instrument suits him?

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By Katryna Tan

Rave Harpers Artistic Director & Founder

Masters in Music (Harp), Bachelor in Architecture, Diploma in Music (Harp)

Author of Inspirational Book “Unleash the Musician in You”

Children are eager to explore new things. They need to experience different things to find out their inclinations and passion. I would recommend to expose the children to various instruments by attending concerts to hear the sounds of various instruments, followed by some trial lessons. This would give exposure to the child to various types of instruments, be it wood wind, string, keyboard or the harp.

Let the Child Choose their Own Instrument

Together, the parent and the child can find the best instrument for your child. I believe if the child chooses their own instrument, it is more likely that they would keep to it and enjoy the fun, as well as endure the challenging “practice” sessions in their learning journey. And hopefully find the passion for music and their instrument.

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