What is the best age to start learning music?

@nishdan01 (3055)
Singapore
March 25, 2010 4:25am CST
Some think 4 while others think 6 is the best age. I have a son who is 4 years old. When should we start teaching him music? By music- I mean piano or vocal singing. What do you all think? When did you all put your kids for music classes?
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@grkelly (1216)
• Malta
25 Mar 10
5 is the best age because we checked it out just a few weeks ago as we would like to send our daughter for lessons at the right time. We wish to teach her the violin.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
26 Mar 10
I am not sure of violin, but I am looking for piano. I know for guitar, it is 6.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
26 Mar 10
mmh i think that5-6 cna be ok to start learning some music instruments as well!!Normally when they are so young they don't use to learn this i think is better age so younger as possible to start..
@eshaan (6193)
• India
26 Mar 10
A.R. REHEMAN the great musician started from 4 ...so i think that there is no problem starting from 4 years....it all depends on the learning ability and the interest of the child...if he has the liking he may start learning right now..
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
I guess it would be ok to have him undergo lessons when he reaches 5 years...
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
26 Mar 10
I think age 4 to 5 is the best time to learn music for kids. Many kids are able to remember and sing many nursery songs by the age of 4. In fact, I am thinking of letting my 6-year-old daughter to learn to play the piano. I have not heard of any kids at her age who quit piano lessons because it is too hard for them.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Some experts say that its wise to start exposing your kids to music even if they are still babies . I heard in one tv talk show that babies who are exposed to music while young grows up to be really talented and intelligent too. Havent tried it but i think it wont hurt to try for as long as you wont be playing hard rock music near your baby ;)
25 Mar 10
I had music playing in the house all the time so my son was exposed to music even before he was born. By the time he was 4 he was a budding drummer and when he turned five years old he was given a little keyboard which he took to instantly. Because he was so keen, we arranged for him to have lessons and he loved it.