The Right Instrument
3-4 Years Old
At our school, 5 years old is the youngest age that we start children in private piano lessons. At this age they have begun to develop longer attention spans and can retain material with ease
Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone
Due to lung capacity (and in the case of the saxophone, the size of the instrument), we recommend that most woodwind beginners are 8 years and older.
We accept violin students from the age of 5. Some teachers will start children as young as 3, but experience has show us the most productive learning occurs when the beginner is 5 or older.
The average age of our youngest drum student is 6. This varies greatly depending on the size of the child. They have to be able to reach both the pedals and the cymbals. However, younger students can start on the snare drum and practice pad learning stick control and rudiments.
10 years old is recommended as the youngest age for private vocal lessons. Due to the physical nature of voice lessons (proper breathing techniques, development of the vocal chords, and lung capacity), the younger body is generally not yet ready for the rigors of vocal technique.
Learn to DJ in afterschool and seasonal camps available for ages 7-17. All classes are currently online and designed for beginners. Need gear? Rent everything you need for the class or get a discounted purchase with lessons. Course culminates with a virtual showcase of kids’ work and/or performances.