According to PBS Parents, there is a growing body of research that indicates a “window of opportunity” from birth to age nine for developing a musical sensibility within children. During this time, a child’s mental structures and the mechanisms associated with processing and understanding music are in the prime stages of development.
When your child is less than five years old, his or her music exposure can be as informal as dancing to music, or listening to you play a musical instrument. By age five, most children can benefit from a “formal” music lesson. Piano and violin are the two most common instruments kids learn to play at an early age. By age ten, with the help of music lessons or classes, your child will have acquired a variety of musical skills, as well as an enjoyment of music that will last a lifetime!
Regardless of where you live in the U.S., there’s usually a local music teacher who gives lessons by the hour. KidGooRoo provides the most complete listing of kids music classes, lessons and camps available online, with ratings and reviews from parents like you.
We invite you to browse local kids music programs.