What is the best age for a child to start playing a musical instrument?


Tot homines quot sententiae (“So many people, so many opinions”)People hold so many different opinions on this subject, it is sometimes laughable.Maybe the question is phrased wrongly - like asking when should a child start breathing.The obvious answer is of course “as soon as he or she can.”When one works through the literature in this subject, it becomes clear that the activities that should be envisaged at certain ages, and the child’s competence in regard thereto is really the rub of the matter.For a child is involved in music even before birth, by hearing and reacting to sounds in the womb.So [...]