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Right age for music lessons [message #85461] Wed, 21 June 2017 12:43 Go to next message
mamoss is currently offline  mamoss
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At the age of 8, Mozart was already writing his first symphony. Stevie Wonder was already singing at 11. It seems to me that postponing music lessons (until the child is older) can be a bad idea. Is there a recommended ideal age?
Re: Right age for music lessons [message #85462 is a reply to message #85461] Wed, 21 June 2017 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WorkingWoman2017 is currently offline  WorkingWoman2017
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There is no "right" age to start a child into music. It should be when they show an interest in it. If you are playing the piano and your child comes up, you should begin there. I am a big proponent of getting children into music as soon as they show interest.
Re: Right age for music lessons [message #85487 is a reply to message #85461] Mon, 26 June 2017 08:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Keven is currently offline  Keven
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There is no set age for when you should start your child on music. However, yes, a lot of the greats did start at a younger age.
Re: Right age for music lessons [message #94795 is a reply to message #85461] Fri, 12 November 2021 20:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Souldude is currently offline  Souldude
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Learning is better when the child is interested, but it's also true that it's easier to absorb what you're learning at a younger age. A decent age could be six to seven years old when the child can start conversing well.
Re: Right age for music lessons [message #94796 is a reply to message #85461] Fri, 12 November 2021 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zart is currently offline  Zart
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Maybe it depends on the instrument that you'll be teaching the child. Some are just easier to handle, even for adults. Kids can only get harmed, or the musical instrument might only get damaged if it's too much to handle.
Re: Right age for music lessons [message #94806 is a reply to message #94796] Sat, 13 November 2021 10:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leot55 is currently offline  Leot55
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I don't think you're ever too old to learn something new, but man, I sure picked things up faster when I was an adolescent. I think that quickly tapered off by the time I hit my 20s, so I say start them young.
Re: Right age for music lessons [message #94811 is a reply to message #85461] Sat, 13 November 2021 15:15 Go to previous message
LoveJB is currently offline  LoveJB
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I was in band in school, we started in 4th grade. I didn't last long. I know some people who started their children out at 2 years old. I would say it depends on the child and their interest.
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