The United States makes up 42.7% of musical instrument purchases, and over 52% of households in America have at least one person over the age of 5 who can play a musical instrument. If you want to be a part of this statistic, then you may be wondering which instrument is best for you.

Read on to learn more about the best instruments for beginners as well as how to choose the right instrument for you.

The Best Instruments for Beginners

There are some instruments that are easier to learn than others. Here are a few instruments that are best for beginners.

1. Piano

There is a reason why more than 18 million Americans play piano. It is fairly simple to pick up on the piano quickly and learn to play simple songs or melodies. The piano is a great way to help develop timing and get an ear for musical notes.

2. Ukulele

If you want to play guitar, then the ukulele is a great place to start. The ukulele resembles a guitar and has four nylon strings. It is much easier to hold than a guitar and is a great starting point for beginners.

3. Recorder

The recorder is one of the best options for small children who want to learn an instrument. They are easy to hold and don’t require much exertion. Recorders are great tools for teaching proper breath control and finger placement.

4. Violin

At Music Lab Northridge, violin music classes are one of the most popular choices for beginners. The violin is incredibly versatile and can be played solo or in a group. The instrument is also small and easy to carry, making it great for people on the go. 

5. Drums

If you want to play a percussion instrument, then look no further than the drums. The drums are a great way to learn rhythm and timing skills. You can start with a three-piece drum kit and move up to a five-piece drum kit after more practice.

6. Harmonica

The harmonica is one of the most basic instruments around. Learning to play the harmonica can help you develop proper breath control and an ear for different pitches. Many musicians learn harmonica in addition to other instruments so they may play them at the same time.

Choosing the Right Instrument and Start Playing Today

So how do you choose the best instruments for your needs? There is no big secret to choosing an instrument, you should make your choice based on your specific preference! Consider the songs you love to listen to, and go from there. 

If you can play the type of music you love, then you will be more likely to stick with it. You can practice your instrument by playing all of your favorite songs.

No matter which instrument you choose, we are here for you every step of the way. Feel free to take a look at the music lessons we offer and contact us with any questions or concerns.