If you are thinking of learning how to play an instrument, the vast choices of music instruments out there can be overwhelming, especially for a beginner. Here are some tips to guide you on your decision.
Think about how much you can spend on an instrument; what is the cost, can you afford to buy or rent it? Look at your budget and see exactly how much you can spend on this endeavor.
Weight of the Instrument
If you're a parent and you want your child to learn a certain instrument, always keep in mind the weight and length of the instrument. Obviously, kids have shorter arms and fingers than adults and they aren't capable of lifting a lot of weight. This is essential to keep in mind especially when your child has to carry his instrument when he goes to his lessons or practice sessions.
If you are thinking of enrolling in music lessons, group lessons are often less expensive than private lessons. Also, music lessons in your child's school is cheaper, plus it will be more fun for him to learn in a group especially if his friends are there as well.
The most important factor to consider when thinking of what instrument to study is the player's interest. What instrument are you (or your child) keenly interested in? Analyze your options and if possible, try out different types of instruments. Finally, pick the one you feel is the best fit for you.