A question we often are asked by families starting out in music lessons with us is, what instrument should they get to begin. This is a great question and an important one to ask. There are so many options out there in every price range, from the cheaper ones on Amazon and department stores (which are more like toys) to the higher end nstruments that music retailers are likely to advertise. There are many things to take into consideration, but the truth is, in my opinion, that it doesn't really matter so much what the first instrument is you have to get started playing. My first keyboard at age 5 was a mini 25 key battery powered Yamaha keyboard under the Christmas tree. Almost anything is enough to get started and learn the basics. (except and "air" guitar. You will need something with strings attached atleast) It's second instrument that matters a lot more in terms of quality and investment. Because at that point the student has already gained some basic skill and is ready to take they're playing up a notch. We are happy to recommend any starter instruments and carry a variety in our shop, but it's important not to let anything get in your way when you are considering finally making your dreams of playing a reality. If you don't even have one don't worry about it, we have pianos and guitars, drums and more here and ready for your hands to try out. We're looking to spark an interest. The fire comes later.