At The Piano Place, we don’t believe there is any single magic age for when to start a child in lessons. Every child is different and — as with students at any age — much of the success is ultimately dependent on the child’s desire. We do, however, notice a strong correlation between a young child’s reading/ learning level and their overall ability to pick up on beginning music concepts. You know your child best, but this might be the best way to gauge your child’s readiness to start lessons. While we currently teach students as young as five years old with great success, we would ideally recommend starting the average child around age seven years old.