If your kid clearly has a talent for music and wants to pursue it, it’s time you thought about his music education. Before you start looking for musical instruments for sale, consider the following points before making the purchase.
You are really lucky if your child is sure about which instrument to play. But before you go to a store and buy that instrument, think – should you buy musical instruments on your own? Or is it better to consult a music teacher before buying?
There are so many things to consider before simply going to a store that offers musical instruments for sale. Should you buy a used instrument or should you go for a new one? Let’s discuss some important matters in this article.
If money is not a problem for you, then I certainly advise you to buy a new musical instrument for your talented kid. There is a wide variety of instruments available, but make an informed choice by gathering the knowledge you need for selecting one.
If you go and see the range of pianos, you’ll find that all of them look similar from the inside, like clones of each other. They only look different on the outside with various colours and shapes. But there are differences in the sounds they produce, and only someone with a good musical ear is able to distinguish those.
Moreover, the keyboard has various degrees of softness. The hammer mechanism that strikes on the strings doesn’t have the same softness in all pianos. Only a piano professional can determine which piano is most suitable for the tender fingers of your little kid. Sometimes an adjuster can help make the decision, but all adjusters by rule are former violinists and cellists.
You should never buy a guitar, violin or cello from any store offering musical instruments for sale, unless you take a music teacher along. Only a teacher knows the best manufacturers, brands and the right size for your kid. There are just so many subtleties in instrument selection that it is best left to a professional.
For example, a piano may be something that anyone regardless of age can play, but it’s not the same with a violin. A violin meant for adults will be too much of a burden for kids! Also, you need to closely identify the subtleties in sound. The sound of the instrument needs to be consistent for a long duration; else you will end up needing to adjust it often. For adjusting, you must know everything about the instrument neck and string length.
Even when selecting brass or woodwind instruments, you need the keen ear of a music teacher.
If you have limited amount of money to spare, you can surely consider the used musical instruments for sale, provided you consult a music teacher.
Good luck with your purchase and I wish your child a successful music education!