Top tips for buying an instrument for your musical child


An instrument might be the perfect Christmas present for your music-loving little one. But finding and buying the right instrument for your child can be tricky for even the most musical of parents. Where do you start when considering what to buy, and how do you make sure your child gets the most from their wonderful new instrument? We at The Strings Club are here to help! 

Little girl playing red ukulele and smiling

Top Tips on Buying an Instrument for your Child

We at the The Strings Club have some tips on buying an instrument for your child:

1. Choose an instrument to suit your child’s age

For children aged 4 or 5 we know from experience ukulele and violin are perfect - compact, light and ideal for little hands!

2. Choose an instrument they are interested in, not you

If a child wants to play a particular instrument, chances are they will then practise and play it at home - which trust us, is half the battle. So let them take the lead and make sure you choose an instrument they really want to learn. We also know you don’t want to invest in regular lessons without trying out a lesson, so check out our popular YouTube channel with a range of pre-recorded lessons.

3. Get expert help to find an instrument of the right size and good quality

Be careful when buying an instrument online! We’d recommend calling our partners Normans Musical Instruments – an independent retailer that are super friendly and can deliver within a week. They are currently offering us an exclusive 10% off using discount code STRINGSCLUB10. We’d also recommend your local music shop, as they will be able to help with sizing.

4. Don’t forget to accessorise!

Gear up with essentials like tuners, violin rosin, cases, and books. Your local music shop is your one-stop-shop for these must-haves.

5. Support your child

This is so important! Forcing your child to practise at home for half an hour after school may not work. However, sitting with your child during practice sessions and showing interest will really help foster their love for music. You might even discover your inner musician along the way!

Colourful ukuleles arranged on black floor

We hope these quick tips help in getting your child’s musical journey off to a great start! Happy gifting!

The Strings Club is on a mission to profoundly improve the wellbeing of a million children in the next 5 years. Our vision brings together several things we care deeply about: the importance of positive early childhood experiences and the potential of music to benefit children’s mental health and wellbeing.

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