Many parents want to encourage their children's musical development so they encourage their children to learn to play a musical instrument.
The first instrument is often a music keyboard. These reasonably priced instruments can stimulate young children's interest in music. Since some of the very low cost keyboards are limited, it may be wise to ask your school teacher for advice. The higher priced keyboards are like a piano in which the notes played are softer if they're hit less hard.
It's possible for your child to enjoy a particular instrument's sound. This can be a major motivational factor, so it is a good idea to go with the child's ideas, at least initially. Many children change the instrument they play in the first few years of their music education.
Woodwind instruments like clarinets are easier than playing brass instruments like trombones and trumpets. Unlike brass players, woodwind instruments don't require lip vibrations.
When it comes to children's choice of instrument, most of the time it's a matter of chance. It can depend on visiting music tutors' favored instrument.
Violinists are very common and there are more of them than any other instrument. Because of this, parents would often encourage their children to learn to play the violin. But buying a violin is a tricky business.
When you go online you can buy a violin less than $70. The question is should you buy it. No. Don't confuse a violin for a pair of shoes. Shoes are designed to be used and thrown away when they wears out. A well-made violin will last for hundreds of years. It's not reliable to buy a $70 violin because you'll end up throwing it away. Don't waste your $70 on a violin that's not reliable.
Renting rather than buying is a good idea for now and wait and see if your child takes to the instrument. Consider buying the instrument only if you see your child really taking an interest.
Buy the best instrument you can afford. Remember that tonal quality is linked with price. When the musician in the retailers demonstrate each instrument, listen carefully. You'll surely notice the differences between the instruments. Always buy a musical instrument you and your child like the sound from. With musical training, your child's ear will be attuned to any deficiency in the instrument that you buy and this may cause the detraction from the pleasure of playing it.