Choose an Instrument

When you ask musicians how they came to choose their musical instrument as a child, the answers vary from 'it fell out of a cupboard at school'  to 'I always wanted to play the (insert here)' with many strange and wonderful variations in between.

What is for sure is that if a child chooses an instrument themselves (as against it being foisted upon them), then the chances of them persevering through the hard bit at the beginning are much greater.

In order to facilitate this slightly mysterious process, we have collated a collection of Youtube videos of great musicians playing their instruments.

Scroll through the images below, click on your child's choice and sit with them while you both listen to how the instrument sounds and looks.

Go though this process on as many instruments as you like until the right one comes along.