Piano/keyboard is our recommended instrument to start on. It sounds great as a solo instrument or in a band with others.
IT IS A GREAT STARTING POINT BECAUSE:
- it's easy to understand
- all the notes are laid out in order from lowest to highest
- it is easy to sound a note - just push down a key! (some instrument require quite an effort to make a sound and can prove large and cumbersome for young children)
- piano is capable of melody and harmony so you can learn to play both
For some, piano can prove tricky to master as it does require the co-ordination of two hands playing different things at the same time while reading notes in 2 different clefs (treble and bass) but if you start young this is easily mastered.