Get the Whole Package With This Kids' Learning Guitar Kit
When my first baby turned four we gave him a guitar for his Birthday.
This little boy sang from the time he was in the cradle watching his mobiles jiggle and jump around when he set the cradle rocking, with his energetically kicking feet jabs.
For his first year he didn't need lullabies
because he sang them in nonsense song himself. During daytime he accompanied every joyful quiet movement with song and that was long before he talked.
After his little brother joined the nursery
Nick sang them both to sleep for naps and nighttime. He quickly picked up ditties from the radio. That was more than a decade before we brought a television set into our home.
He sang and mimicked playing a guitar and bounced around a little, a real natural innate entertainer, and I encouraged every element of his performances. In my lifetime no one ever asked me to sing, or to repeat a Happy Birthday song.
A roving musician knocked on our door one day
to sell his services as music teacher. We jumped at the chance for Nick to take guitar lessons and signed up right away. Maybe we didn't pay close attention, but the class (held upstairs in the old Odd Fellows Hall) taught Hawaiian steel guitar, not our favorite old Roy Rogers' child-sized guitar we had give him.
Nick learned as much as he could in weekly lessons, but it was challenging to master an instrument he only saw during class time. After the term ended for school that year we withdrew him from the class. He reverted back to the acoustic guitar without any complaint.
This was in the 70s, pre-Internet, and
neither of Nick's parents were musicians so we just let him learn on his own. As he grew older he bought a full-sized acoustic guitar and remained self taught.
But if I had found a set such as this one, to help him learn so many aspects of guitar playing I would have bought it in a minute.
We'll never know without giving them the opportunity to experiment with music-making instruments.
For $5 I would also have bought him a music stand so he could prop open the instruction book and pay attention to learning a tune.
I like the selection of guitars today for those who want to show their personality right from the get-go.
Starting young, with a 1/2-size instrument can mean a lot to a child later on.
If you want to go first-class right off the bat, this Schmidt is going to feel and look good.
The player will please you and be pleased by the sounds they are making.