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    Beginner Musical Instruments

    One of the easiest times to teach a new language is when your kids are young. This same philosophy applies to teaching your children how to play a musical instrument. Help your kids learn the greatness of guitar, the uniqueness of the ukulele or the dynamics of drumming right from the get-go. Ashthorpe can help to start your children on a musical journey that will stay with them throughout their lives. With many styles, setups, and finishes we're sure to have at least one instrument to spark your kid's interest and begin them on a lifetime musical voyage.

    5-Piece Beginner Drum Set with Brass Cymbals

    $209.99

    Product Features: Ideal junior set: This complete starter drum set is perfect for aspiring young musicians ages 3-12 years old, providing everything needed for beginners learning to play and perfect...

    21-inch, 23-inch, 26-inch Mahogany Ukulele Beginner Bundle

    $39.99 – $49.99

    Product Features: Complete ukulele kit: The Ashthorpe Ukulele Bundle is perfect for new strummers and experts alike! This ukulele kit includes a professional-grade ukulele with Aquila strings and strap buttons...

    3-Piece Beginner Drum Set with Brass Cymbals

    $109.99

    Product Features: Ideal junior set: This complete starter drum set is perfect for aspiring youn musicians ages 3-10 years old, providing everything needed for beginners learning to play and perfect...

    21-inch Beginner Soprano Ukulele

    $28.99

    Product Features: Beginner kulele bundle: This Ashthorpe ukulele has been designed for players of all ages and skill levels. The 21-inch soprano size is perfect for young learners. This Ukulele...

    38-inch Beginner Acoustic Guitar Bundle

    $46.99 – $47.99

    Product Features: Perfect beginner guitar: Specially designed for students and teens who are just getting started. This right-handed, acoustic guitar features all the bells and whistles. Designed with 18 smooth...

    39" Left Handed Full-Size Electric Guitar Beginner Kit with Gig Bag

    $94.99 – $95.99

    Product Features: 39-inch left handed electric guitar: Features S-S-S pickups (three classic single-coil pickups) with Tremolo bar and adjustable bridge set, three controls, 2 for tone and 1 for volume,...

    61-Key Digital Keyboard Piano for Beginners, Includes Stand and Bench

    $109.99

    Product Features: 61-Key digital piano for beginners: While this keyboard is an excellent instrument for players at all levels, it is ideal for learning and a great choice for players...

    30-inch Beginner Acoustic Guitar Bundle

    $43.99

    Product Features: Perfect beginner guitar: Specially designed for students and teens who are just getting started. This 30-inch, right-handed, acoustic guitar features all the bells and whistles. Designed with 18...

    41-inch Beginner Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Bundle

    $59.99

    Product Features: Complete starter kit: Entry-level bundle includes 41-inch cutaway acoustic guitar, nylon bag, 3 picks (of assorted colors), shoulder strap, digital tuner, an extra set of 6 strings, and...

    61-Key Digital Keyboard Piano, Portable Beginner Kit with Headphones and Mic

    $71.99

    Product Features: 61-Key digital piano for beginners: While this keyboard is an excellent instrument for players at all levels, it is ideal for learning and a great choice for players...

    61-Key Digital Keyboard Piano with Full-Size Keys - Beginner Kit Includes Stand and Bench

    $134.99

    Product Features: 61-Key digital keyboard with full size keys: With 61 full-size piano keys, this keyboard is an excellent choice for players at all levels. The full-size keys allow players...

    61-Key Digital Keyboard Piano with Full-Size Keys for Beginners

    $93.99

    Product Features: 61-Key digital keyboard with full size keys: With 61 full-size piano keys, this keyboard is an excellent choice for players at all levels. The full-size keys allow players...

    61-Key Digital Keyboard Piano with Full-Size Light Up Keys - Beginner Kit

    $89.99

    Product Features: 61-Key digital keyboard with full-size light up keys: With 61 full-size light up piano keys, this keyboard is an excellent choice for beginner keyboard players. Beginners who are...

     

    Ashthorpe instruments are designed for making lifelong musical memories, whether it’s a beginner drum set for a child or a full-sized electric guitar for an experienced pro. Our design expertise, quality materials, and sturdy construction make Ashthorpe the ideal choice for beginners, hobbyists, and bandleaders alike. Ashthorpe instruments produce rich sounds that resonate with performers and audiences in any room, whether it’s an acoustic cafe setting or a spacious amphitheater.

     

    Our collection of instruments for kids, including acoustic guitars, drum kits, and ukuleles, are designed with playability in mind. Children can immediately experience the joy of learning a new instrument with Ashthorpe’s full line of kids acoustic guitars, kids drum sets, and kids ukuleles.

     

    Learn About It

    Learning how to play an instrument is well-known for enhancing self-esteem and self-expression, building discipline and other positive routines, and fostering intelligence and emotional well-being. A positive first experience can lay the foundation for a lifetime of making music and the interpersonal connections and learning opportunities that come along with it. With consistent practice and positive reinforcement, a child can become a capable player of most any instrument.

     

    Many children are first exposed to musical instruments in elementary school, and sometimes as early as pre-school. First in music class, then often with the school band, grade-schoolers can try playing instruments with others and on their own. Many parents also choose to seek out private instruction for their young musicians-to-be. These opportunities for music learning are ideal for purchasing a new instrument for a child.

     

    There are many instruments constructed and sold as toys for toddlers and young children - but that isn’t us. Ashthorpe’s kids collection consists of expertly designed and well-built instruments that are smaller versions of those built for adults.

     

    Features to Consider

    Most guitars built for children will be similarly sized for their smaller bodies, hands, and fingers. A variety of colors offers a chance to personalize the guitar for your child, which can significantly influence their interest. An acoustic guitar kit for beginners is an excellent choice because it includes all the necessary accessories to help ensure a complete learning and playing experience.

     

    A complete kids’ beginner drum set will offer a comprehensive percussion experience. Smaller sets with fewer pieces can be a good choice for the youngest players, those wishing to specialize, or practice their marching band routines. While kits with a few more pieces will allow kids to expand on their previously learned skills.

     

    Ukuleles are most commonly available in soprano, concert, and tenor sizes. However, the soprano ukes are the smallest and have the brightest sound and are therefore are considered a great starter size for children.

     

    Benefits to Starting Early

    A child’s first instrument is the start of a lifelong musical journey. Some will eventually look back and fondly recall “my first drum set.” Understanding the benefits of introducing kids to music will help parents make the best decision of their child’s early life.

     

    Learning to play an instrument is widely known to be one of the most powerful ways to spark development in several important areas like motor skills, language, and social-emotional intelligence. Introducing music to a child with a new instrument unlocks this pathway and sets the stage for lifelong benefits. The experience can improve math skills, social skills, and memory capacity. Children can often learn about new cultures and new area of the world with more unique instruments. They will also learn about responsibility by understanding how to take care of their instrument.

     

    When it comes to expense, instruments designed for children are typically less costly than full-sized instruments. Price is a big positive, because we all know accidents happen and children sometimes lose their belongings. What’s more, many children’s instruments are sold as packages, like an acoustic guitar starter kit that comes with a tuner, picks, extra strings, and learning book. Packages take the guesswork out of what’s required and provide a comprehensive musical experience from the start.

     

    Introducing a child to an instrument can open the world to them. Learning how to play music can expose children to cultures, ideas, and experiences outside their own identity and will enrich their childhood in ways not otherwise possible.

     

    Things to Consider

    Choosing the right instrument for a budding musician is essential and will go a long way in determining a child’s level of musical engagement. Certain children are undoubtedly better suited for some instruments than others, and some kids will already have an idea of their favorites. There are plenty of good reasons that guitars, drums, and ukuleles make ideal starter instruments for children.

     

    It’s also important to consider sound level. An acoustic guitar can be loud if used for hard strumming but is generally quiet if plucking or picking strings. The best ukulele for kids can also produce a quieter sound because they are smaller. A junior drum set, however, will likely be heard throughout a house. Consider your surroundings, daily home activities, and family members’ personal preferences and obligations when deciding how loud of an instrument your home can handle.

     

    Guitars have long been a popular gateway to learning an instrument because of how prevalent they are in nearly every music genre. Indeed, the guitar is the backbone of most music by driving rhythm and melody and providing dynamic range and versatility. Ashthorpe’s kids’ acoustic guitars are the perfect size for smaller bodies and come with accessories that enable independent learning and instrument care. The best guitar for kids is the one that gets played. Color and accessories can make all the difference for a child, and Ashthorpe makes it possible for children to get everything they need with a beginner guitar kit.

     

    The exhilaration of banging on drums and the satisfaction that comes from carrying a beat are ready-made for children. Kids’ drum sets are a solid choice. Even if they are not keen on learning how to play from a book or teacher, young people can still get positive feedback and physical and emotional benefits from experimenting with their kit, either playing along to music or going solo. Drum kits for beginners include the whole package a budding drummer needs to stretch their ability and passion.

     

    There was a time when a ukulele was only seen when on an island vacation. Nowadays, the ukulele can regularly be found on hit commercial recordings, on stage strummed by some of the world’s most famous musicians and being played by young and old newbies alike. Kids ukuleles are an ideal choice for any child just getting started with an instrument, as there plenty of inspiration to be found and they are literally child sized. Children can follow along and gain inspiration from the myriad online videos featuring ukulele tutorials, sheet music, and performances by leading uke artists.

     

    Conclusion

    Memories associated with music seem so strong because of the connection that music makes in the brains of those who are performing and listening. The wide variety of Ashthorpe instruments available makes it possible for anyone to join in the fun. For the youngest would-be musicians, Ashthorpe has curated the most accessible and engaging instruments for kids who are starting out or getting ready for the next step of their development. At any age, skill level, or interest, Ashthorpe’s quality can play a leading role in your musical journey.

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