J.K. asks from Vienna, VA on June 01, 2008
Seeking Advice on Music Lessons for 9 Yr Old Son
My 9 yr old son is interested in taking guitar lessons. He has not taken any music lessons yet, and I'm wondering if he should start with guitar or maybe something else like piano. Does it matter which instrument a young student starts with?
E.B. answers from Dallas on June 02, 2008
Without knowing your son, I would say - if he wants to take guitar lessons, sign him up for guitar lessons! I do agree that piano lessons may be just as beneficial, but if he isn't "into" piano, he wont stick with it. Music lessons of any type have to teach basics of theory, so he will learn those basics that you are wanting him to learn. I know for my 15 year old, guitar is sometimes his sanity. He started lessons at 9 and now he can play just about any instrument he picks up. Get him started now, he will need something he can hang on to at times! (so will you!)
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M.M. answers from Dallas on June 03, 2008
i'm just gonna read the responses...how funny...my 9 yr old is wanting to take guitar lessons sooooo bad too!!
K.R. answers from Dallas on June 16, 2008
it is easier to learn guitar if you start piano lessons first. i recomend the master's touch in grapevine. you can take group or private lessons and they have a bunch of summer camps coming up as well.
W.M. answers from Dallas on June 02, 2008
I have a friend who teaches guitar and he also plays professionally. He has young children of his own and he is wonderful with kids! His name is Kerry Wilson and he is located in North Richland Hills. You can reach him at ###-###-#### or ____@____.com luck!
J.H. answers from Dallas on June 01, 2008
I didnt play guitar but I did play piano and French horn. It is all easy to pick up. Just feed that passion for music. Its all learning music and that has the same start point.
D.J. answers from Dallas on June 02, 2008
Our 18 year old son began taking guitar lessons when he was about 9 or 10. Guitar lessons are great as it is a portable instrument. He went on to use his guitar skills to be in our praise band at church, take his guitar to church camp and play there as well as being in a "garage band". When he started, his music teacher and I went and purchased a smaller guitar. Later on we purchased an adult size guitar when he had grown into that size.