Children can be benefited if they have an opportunity to learn how to play an instrument in an early age. Musical lesson can help your child in many ways. (Click here: Benefit of children learning a musical instrument

However, forcing your child to learn a musical instrument that are not suitable for them will bring negative effect physically. It is also important to discover the interest of your children regarding which musical instrument to play.  

There are many considerations for parents to make on choosing the right musical instrument for their children.


1. Personality

According to the research done by Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd, children with different personalities will be suitable for different instrument. 

Personalities Suitable Instrument
Quiet, Intelligent, Conscientious Piano
Quite, Behave, Calm Violin
Possessive, Self-contain, Independent Classic Guitar
Sociable, Aggressive, Easygoing Trumpet & Cornet
Shy, Dreamy, Forgetful Flute


These are the research merely done by psychological and statistical test. There is still a possibilities that might varies to this research. Parents should understand the personalities of their child so they can choose the right starting point of learning musical instrument for their children.



2. Age

Age is an important consideration because it relates to the child body development and physical features. For example, a 6 years-old boy cannot play a large music instrument such as harp. Also, children might not have the lung capacity to play trumpet until they get older.

In term of size, violin is the best instrument that is suitable for kids under 6 years old as it could scaled down to sizes that are easier for small children. In terms of theory, piano is easier to handle for young kids as it teaches them the fundamental theory of music. 



3. Availability

As practice makes perfect, parents should consider the time availability for their children to practice playing a musical instrument. With enough practice and dedication, anyone can play any music instrument. 

Nowadays children might have extra classes after school. Some easier and simple music instrument such as harmonica or ukulele is suitable for children that have limited practice session. However, if your children are really interested in playing music instrument, they will still spend extra time practicing even though they are busy. If this is the cases, parents might not have to take this consideration anymore. 



4. Popularity of instrument

Popular instruments also tend to have more teachers and accessible resources. Parents can easily search on guidance for their children regarding music instrument. 

Furthermore, children might be more motivated on learning popular instruments because of various reasons. For example, children might be able to know more friends by playing a common or high demand music instrument. They might feel proud with the skills they have. 

However, the downside of learning a popular music instrument is fierce competition. Music instrument such as piano or guitar can be really common nowadays.



5. Financial consideration

A cost of a child music education can be really expensive. It might take years to develop competency in an instrument. Therefore, it can be treated as "long-term investment". 

Every music instrument has their own cost. For example, piano tend to be the most expensive and common music instrument. Some instrument such as violin, flutes or trumpet might be cheaper for a beginner. Parents could consider rental instrument if they are not sure about the interest of their children. Instrument maintenance should be take into consideration too.

Lessons and examination is one of the main cost of learning music. Parents will have to bear the cost if they wish to have professional teacher to teach their children. However, if the children is independent enough, parents could consider online lessons. Moreover, most of the music instrument will have grades and result to prove your capability. If parents wish to let their children to take part in examination, the fees would not be cheap.



As we can see that there are lots of considerations when you are choosing a music instrument for your children. However, regardless of which instrument you choose, staying hygienic is the most important consideration especially for instrument that has to be contacted through mouth, for example, flute and clarinet.


JOYLEE®️ Daily Protection Combo

Children could use our JOYLEE Daily Protection Combo to keep the environment and instrument clean. The health of the children is always the priority. 



JOYLEE®️ Ultraviolet Sterilizer Box

The omnidirectional sterilizing process with aromatic fragrance. 
Some small music equipment such as guitar pick, can be placed in the UV Sterilizer Box for sterilizing process to eliminate germs.



JOYLEE®️ Ultraviolet Sterilizer Rod

Sterilize and stay hygienic with just 20 seconds.

UV Sterilizer Rod is suitable to sterilize every music instrument without damaging the material with harmful chemical as UVC light does not contain any chemical substance.



JOYLEE®️ Disinfectant Spray

75% pure ethanol that kills 99.99% of bacteria.

This disinfectant spray is a quick drying material that are suitable to clean every corner in the music classroom. This is because music class will require a lot of interaction. Therefore, cleaning every corner of the classroom will be a good way to prevent virus spreading.



JOYLEE®️ Hand Sanitizer

75% pure ethanol with hospital-grade sanitizer.

Every children should sanitize their hand with this hospital-grade sanitizer. It has a suitable volume for a whole classroom student. Sanitation is important to prevent germs spreading throughout the interaction in a musical class.