What instrument should my child play? *American Music World does not offer all Insrtuments!


Youngest Age
  to Start

 Physical Characteristics
and Advice


 4 years +

 A great place to start! Forms a good basis for learning
all other instruments. No daily tuning required. Easy
to understand-the pitch on keyboards is set from lowest
to highest Best age to start is 4-8 years


 8 years +

 Requires more highly developed fine motor skills and
co-ordination. Classical (nylon strings) - usually best
for beginners because nylon is much easier then steel
strings. Steel string guitars for rock and pop beginners
must have a high pain threshold!

 Guitar - Electric

 8 years +

 Easier for the young beginner because strings are closer
to the frets and the neck is narrower. bass is another
form of elecrtric guitar. Bass guitar- easy to play
especially after gaining the basics on electric/acoustic.

 Voice Training

 Teen / adult

 This is your instrument! We have lots of fun. Sing Solo
or join a choir. Great stress release, personal
development and confidence builder. Lear your favorite
music, be it opera, pop or showtunes.


 5 years +

 Slow going at first and reqires highly developed fine
motor skills and a good sense of pitch. First, emphasis
is on mechanics-bowing technique and pitch production.
Patience and persistence is required.


 13 years +

 Difficult to blow and uses very small reed and requires
good diaphram control. Best learned when experience
has been gained on clarinet. Concert pitch instrumnet
uses treble clef.


 9 years +

 Easy to play instrument. heavier then clarinet, can
be load and overpowering. Great for out going
personalities. reed instrumnet, popular in bands. Four
types- Soprano, Alto, Tenor and baritone. Alto is
best for beginners.


 9 years +

 mouth shape is important. Teeth not protruding too
far. Braces
 can be a problem. great for outgoing
personality with plenty of raw energy.Diaphram control
and facial muscle are strenhthend. Thin lips can be
an advantage.


 9 years +

 Easier to play than trumpet as it has a larger
mouthpiece. Well-balanced instrument held across
the shoulder. Very fun to play offering a large
range of sound. Longish arms, an advantage.


 11 years +

 Lower pitch intrument with more mellow sound.
Can be more opportunities in orchestra as there
are fewer players. Degree of difficulty similar to violin.


 9 years +

 Requires highly developed fine motor skills and a
good sense of pitch.Larger instrument to carry around.
Stronger left hand required. Sit down to play.
Uses floor grip for long spike.


 9 years +

Great stress relief for high energy people! Natural
rhythm and co-ordination - an advantage.
Almost instant results.

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Phone: 708-771-1890
7136 W Touhy Ave NILES, IL 60714 
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