The Best Age to Start Music Lessons

February 9, 2017

I struggle to give a definitive answer when asked by a parent when to enroll their child in music lessons.  The truth is, it depends on several factors, including the level of maturity of your child, and which instrument you've chosen for your child (check out our post on how to choose a musical instrument for your child). However, at Upper Beaches Music School, we generally recommend that students start at age four for the best results and the strongest start in violin, cello, flute, and piano lessons. 


By the age of four, most children have the mental focus, physical dexterity, and desire to succeed that is required to enjoy music lessons. If your child is entering or currently in Junior Kindergarten, they are at the ideal age to begin our Suzuki violin and cello program, our Kinderflute program, and/or to start private music lessons in violin, cello, flute or piano. Our curriculum is based on this early start, and all of us teachers at UBMS have training and experience teaching young children.