By Angie Mack Reilly
I often get asked what a good age is to start learning the guitar. My initial answer would be when the child shows interest.
On average, I would say that between the age of 8 and 10 is an early starting point. Playing the guitar takes a certain hand dexterity that tends to be difficult for children who are younger than that. However, I have taught younger children. It all depends on the child and how badly they want to play. Playing the guitar can also be a little painful at first. It requires pushing down hard on the strings and sometimes tiny fingers don’t like that. If the child is younger, I like to recommend a music exploration lesson that combines a little bit of guitar time with a little bit of piano, singing and/or drum.
First of all, you need to get a guitar that is child-sized. HERE IS A SAMPLE starter kit that I would recommend if you don’t know much about guitars.
Next, we would need to set up 1/2 hour lesson slot that works with both of our schedules. Lessons are once a week and the commitment is per semester (FALL Sept-Dec, WINTER/SPRING Jan-Apr, SUMMER May-August) I accept major credit cards, cash or check. Please contact me if you would like to find out which time slots are currently available. CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org Lessons are held at 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.