Different instruments, believe it or not, require different physical anatomy. For example, to play the trombone, you need long arms. At first, it may be difficult for a young child (under age nine) to press down the strings of a guitar, but a ukulele may be precisely the right fit.
Most kids will love starting with piano to learn the basics of music, rhythm, and reading music in a fast, rewarding way. But never force a child to play piano – that’s no fun for student or teacher!
Likewise, the violin is considered a difficult instrument to play (because it takes time to achieve a beautiful tone), but determined students should not be deterred from this gorgeous instrument.
If you’re still unsure which instrument “fits” you or your child, having a consultation lesson with a teacher is a great place to begin. You can feel the instrument in your hands, ask questions, and get the teacher’s opinion. Or take a lesson in several different instruments!