Having Trouble Finding Guitar Lessons for Children?

Do you have kids that want to learn how to play the guitar or are you looking to find that Perfect guitar lesson for your Children? It can be hard to find what you are looking for. Not Many places offer tailored lessons for different age groups.  In this article I am going to try and help you discover how to answer a few key questions that will make your search easier.

You will want to answer some questions so you know exactly what to look for:

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  1. How old is your child or the children wanting the guitar lessons?
  2. Have they had any experience with instruments before?
  3. Have you asked them if they want to learn Guitar or is this something you want them to do?

Ok, why do you need to answer the above questions? 

    • First, about the age. It is important to know the Age as attention span and hand size play an important role in choosing the right lessons and equipment.
    • Second, about their experience. You do not want to intimidate the child or children so experience will play a role in what type of lessons will work and make them happy, engaged and prone to excitement rather than dread.
    • Third, I believe it is important to know if they actually want to play the guitar as if they want to play something else it may be important to discover this as it makes the learning process easier for the child and will cost you less in the long run as musical equipment can be expensive.
Ok, now that you have considered Age, Size of the childs hands and their interest in the Guitar it is time to find actual lessons that will work, keep them engaged and hopefully provide the results you are looking for. Easy Right?

Finding lessons that will work for your Child.

This can actually be the hardest part of all! Ok, so you get on YouTube and find some great videos but the child just goes away and starts doing something else after about a minute. Then you search for teachers and most of them are doing Rock and Roll and do not have any fun kids songs right? Ok so what is the solution?

    • To start with you can get them more interested and engaged by finding fun colorful books with very basic musical ideas or songs.

      IS IT FUN AND ENGAGING?
    • Next, see if the books have songs they might enjoy or that you know so you can work with them
    • Check to see if the books have just musical score or do they include tableture with words or tempo indicators
    • Price is also a consideration as sometimes it is best to start small even though you want the best for your Child.
    • Direction is also important, does the book have an easy to follow format and is it something you can teach to them or will you need a music teacher to help you? This is an added cost so something to consider.

Getting the right Equipment.

The next step is to find the right equipment. Some of the things you might need to start are:

  1. The guitar, now make sure this is not too big but not too small either:
    • One mistake many parents make is getting the wrong size guitar and the child gets frustrated quickly.
    • Second, if the quality of the instrument is not very good then the tone and sound it creates may not be pleasing and can also deter the child.
    • Third, of course you do not want to buy a crazy expensive guitar but a good mid to low range guitar that does not sacrifice quality.
    • Here are a few examples of reasonably priced guitars with cases and accessories, Price increases as you go down and you can CLICK PICS to get more information on each guitar such as cost, what the accessories are andif they have soft or hard cases with them:

Small guitars:

Beginner Guitar Style    Classical guitar Style

Medium guitars:

    • and what if your Child is left handed?
Just for left handers!      Child a bit Bigger or older?

3/4 Size Guitars:

  • Ok and here are two examples of  a bit more expensive but still in the affordable range. They are 3/4 size so not too small and room to grow into:

   with a SOFT case.       with a HARD case.

NOTE: The hard cases simply offer more damage protection which will in turn allow the guitar to last longer and survive being sat on and kicked around over the months or years your child has it. If all of the above are a bit too big for your kids still you can always start with a little Guitarlele, Ukulele or Travel Guitar, as they are much smaller, easier to carry around and are relatively inexpensive as well.

Tiny Guitars, For those teeny-tiny-little-handed-kiddos:

This is called the “Guitalele”, a 6 string guitar VS. The Ukulele like the one below tha only has 4 strings. Here is this YouTube review which covers tuning for the Guitalele, which is like having a capo on the 5th freet of a normal guitar since the neck is so much shorter.
     Ukulele – Only 4 strings

For the Ukulele the chords, tuning and fingerings are different so you would need to get the correct books and charts for the Ukulele. I have put one here for you —> 
SmallGuitar1This is also a mini six string guitar that is easy to carry around.
This is an actual “BackPackers” Guitar and has a very narrow design for little arms to wrap around.
  1. So, some of above the guitars come with some accessories in the kits but you may need to search out extra strings or a guitar stand or even a different size guitar strap.
  2. Additionally, you may need to find a teacher to help with the instruction as we mentioned earlier. You can search your local phone directory or google search for instructors in your town or city. Be sure to meet with them and check that they are reputable and see if they can come to your home rather than leave your children with them.
  3. You may need other items like chord books and chord charts but the instructor or teacher can provide those for you and usually do as part of the lessons.
  4. however, you can also find those online for free and download the book or PDF without having to buy them.
  5. An example of what you could get for free is below, this I just saved as a picture from Pinterest for example:

#Tip you can right click this image and save it.

Conclusion:

It can be hard to get a child started with guitar due to al l the logistics like finding the Equipment, the right Lessons, and a teacher so hopefully some of the information here will help you get started. Please feel free to Leave a Comment and provide any suggestions or even things you have found in your own search as who knows you might be able to help another parent find answers too!
Thank you for taking the time to read this far and to visit our site we look forward to helping you with any questions or comments you might have.
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14 thoughts on “Having Trouble Finding Guitar Lessons for Children?”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us. Your article was interesting and informative. I have got a lot of information about Looking for Guitar Lessons for Children. Depending on the age of the children, they should be allowed to use the guitar and look at the size of their hands and we should keep these things in mind. I found a lot of valuable information by reading your article, and I could test my child’s enthusiasm by showing many videos on YouTube. I love your article. I will share your article with my friends so that my friends can benefit from reading this article and getting this valuable information. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back to your website later. I thank you again for providing such a beautiful post.

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    • Md Millat,

      Thank you! It is nice to hear that you bookmarked this site. So that I can provide better information in the future are there instruments or a type of music you and your family enjoy? 

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  2. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. probably because i learnt the musical instruments a little late, i am just so particular about my kids learning on time. i am able to get a guitar for my son but then a teacher is the challenge.

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    • Benny,

      Thank you for your comment. I can relate to the lack of teachers, or rather, it being hard to find them. I am working towards a solution for this but it will take some time and effort. In the meantime is there an instrument you prefer?

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  3. Hello Jason, this is so on point. This is definitely the best guide I have ever seen regarding getting an suitable guitar lesson for children. I love the fact that you covered size (both the kid’s size, age and the guitar size too), age, right handed or left handed, interest and convenience plus cost. I know this guide is a game changer in choosing a convenient guitar lessons for children. Thanks so much for these useful and helpful tips.

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    • Mr Blizy,

      Thank you so much for the positive comments! Do you play an instrument or have a musical interest or hobby?

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  4. Kids can start to learn playing guitar and it is important to make it simple for them as well as using the right guitar from the start. You might consider a ukulele or just a normal guitar. But there’s a hybrid called The Guitalele, it’s like a ukulele but plays like a guitar. Price for this musical instrument is reasonable, below $100. Kids can learn to play with Guitalele and once they grow up, they can transition into a normal guitar. 

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    • Iamlooking4answer ,

      Thanks so much for the Idea! I had not thought of the Ukelele as it has only 4 strings unlike a guitar with 6 but it is a great idea simply due to its size an affordablilty. I will consider adding some information in an article for those as well. Genius Idea thanks!

      ~Jason

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  5. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with me and I was looking for guitar lessons to teach my child guitar. And my kid is very interested in playing guitar. And she has tried and learned a lot by watching videos on YouTube. Classical guitar style is his favorite. I now feel the need for a book and a chart for him, so I downloaded the book or PDFs online . I also love the guitar and I am very impressed .After all, I think there is a need for a good trainer as well so I will arrange it soon and I will definitely share with you my child’s new experiences, feelings. 

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    • Hello Shanta, so you say your child or children like guitar? You mention “she” has tried video lessons on youtube, then also say that “he” likes classical guitar. So are both of your children into music? Which PDF did you download? was it useful? 

      I look forward to hearing who you found as a trainer and hopefully you would be willing to share as i really like honest connections and sharing of real information.

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  6. My boy goes to guitar lessons for about 5 months. I mean, he made a lot of progress and now I’m thinking of buying new tools. I searched on the internet for a lot of information but I couldn’t find what I wanted. I really enjoyed reading this article and I can say that I have come across something that I like. 31 inch Guitars Mini Travel Guitars Ukulele Mahogany is amazing. Given that my boy travels to many cities where when with all the bands at festivals, this set is best. It amazes me that it costs only $ 89.99 and I think it is the best investment I can make right now. Thank you very much !

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    • Nimrodngy,

      Thank you for letting me know you found something your son might like. I appreciate the feedback. Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything else you have been having a hard time finding, as through my affiliate network, I may be able to locate whatever it is that he might need.

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  7. Hi Jason, thank you for a really informative article. I really like you idea of introducing young children to music early on through the use of books and songs they may be learning at preschool or school.  I know there will be many parents who think their child is a potential music prodigy and will start the child as early as possible learning music. At what age do you recommend it is best to start a child practicing with a guitar?

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    • Hello Fluffy,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The age taht a child can start playing an instrument if very specific to that child. In some cases there are children that start as young as three years old. In some countries,  like China for example, Some children are playing concert style instruments very young. In the US most children do not take an interest until they are between 7-11 years old. Child Size, brain function, and Family dynamics all play a huge role.  I hope this answers your question? 

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