What age should a child start piano lessons? There are varying thoughts on the subject. Many teachers feel very strongly that a student must know their numbers, letters, and how to read first. These teachers usually feel comfortable teaching a student as young as 5. Of course this varies by teacher, but you’ll be able to find many teachers that will start a student at that age.
When a child is younger than 5, however, there are many different obstacles that come into play. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Students can start at 3. Lessons do need to be adjusted, and expectations changed, but if handled correctly a 3 year old can get amazing results from their piano lessons.
When I decided to be a musician, I would almost be offended when someone said musicians didn’t make money. It was a defense mechanism because I knew I would need to make money as an adult, but I also needed to play music. There are definitely ways to make a living doing what you love, but you must have the desire and drive to work at them because it may not be quite as easy as getting a full time job somewhere and receiving a steady pay check.