i now send him for piano, he seems to enjoy it more.
This is a discussion on piano or violin? within the Music, Singing and Dancing forum, part of the Enrichment Discussion - Kiasu Parents category; hi all, is piano or violin better? or which one is easier to pickup? cant decide on which one for ...
is piano or violin better? or which one is easier to pickup? cant decide on which one for age between 5-7yrs old..
i now send him for piano, he seems to enjoy it more.
the 'trial' that they have is a 3mths package...cost about $260..one time payment.
must buy the violin also..plus the book..will cost about $200
I think the child's interest is very impt. But investment wise, piano is usually a 1 time purchase (exp though) compared to violin. I heard that the violin must fit the size of the musician, so probably that'll require quite a few changes along the way.
I have this problem.. My boy said he wish to take violin and refuse to go after 2 lesson. I told the teacher maybe he is too young as Violin is tiring. kids thought that they can starting playing once he had got the violin on their hand but have to learn in grabbing the bow and correct posture.
My boy having hard times in holding the bow..
Any way i thought of selling of the violin,.. it brand new...
I think I will choose to let my gal to learn piano when she grow up cox her daddy know piano as well (but not prof), hehe...
your boy vy cute ~~~~~~~~~
Cute but very naughty. Till now still dont't want to study or learn things.
Gave up easily not determined enough..
Piano better but I wanted violin was because can train his posture.. Shall let him continue when he grow older..
Classical organ also not bad. I learned that when I was young
either one is a good option but piano is easier to learn...
i believe every parent's concern when deciding which instrument lesson to enrol in, is whether the initial instrument you purchase will be the instrument your child finally settle with. children is too young to decide and explain their preference, and that makes parents even more confused than the child himself. just to play safe, i recommend this special course for young children (age 3 and up) at magic fiddler music sch located @ orchard rd. it allows children to try different instruments during the entire course. my boy signed up 5 lessons of piano, and then 5 lessons of violin, and lastly 5 lessons of drum, and he promised me to stick to drums as the instrument to major, of which I purchased a 2nd-hand drumset for him. my boy is very pleased now so i think the course helped ALOT in terms of helping me and my boy to judge which instrument is his preferred choice... the school is called magic fiddler, specialise in children music classes
Hi, I've learnt both, but I picked up piano as a very young kid and violin only later, in secondary school. Personally I find that it may be better to give children a basic knowledge of music before seriously learning the instrument and piano might be better for that. At least for piano, you can train your child to recognise how the notes of a scale should sound like. If the child goes straight to violin, unless he is very musical, he may have trouble knowing what is 'in tune' and what is not.
As for which is easier to pick up, well both instruments have their particular difficulty. Piano is harder coordination-wise as both hands are needed to work independently. Violin only has one melody, but it'll take quite a while to learn how to play in tune
i would like my child learn piano in future if given a choice.
Hi posh, how old is your child? Why not start letting them to try?
i'm thinking about this too. i would want my son to decide for himself when he's slightly older. i think he likes music cos we didnt actually drill him on the diff sounds of musical instrument but he could diff between guitar, piano, violin n the saxaphone by telling us the name or showing us the movement for it whenever he hears in on the radio.
planning to expose him to piano when he's 2.5 n then c where his interest lies.
Good to let him try out few instruments and also singing to see which one he prefer. Younger children usually prefer piano unless their hearing is good then violin would be easier to pick up
i would let my kids choose themselves.
will probably let her try both..if cant make up her mind, learn both!
if given a choice, i would say piano first to build the foundation and then violin...
after you ve learn how to play the piano, its definitely easier to switch to other instruments ...
Trial lessons and see which one the kid prefers more. Let your kid watch some youtube videos of violin and piano players maybe? See if he is interested or not.
As a music teacher, I would recommend that for beginners general music lessons rather than instrument specific to explore a repertoire so that your child does not lose interest in music too early.
I think Piano is the better choice.
Tuning your violin using a Piano or Keyboard is a simple task. It is pretty easy and good for beginners because your only playing open strings on the violin, so you can have a free hand to turn the pegs while the piano and the violin are resonating. It's also better because you can tune each individual string, instead of getting one reference string and tuning the rest of the strings to it.