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Educational - Musical Instruments

Welcome to our vibrant collection of musical instruments specifically curated for kids, offering a wide variety of options that cater to all ages and skill levels. From beginners to budding musicians, our selection includes age-appropriate instruments such as mini keyboards, percussion sets, ukuleles, and recorders, designed to ignite a passion for music and self-expression. These engaging, high-quality instruments not only make learning fun but also enhance cognitive skills, creativity, and fine motor abilities. Dive into the world of music with our colorful and inspiring range, perfect for fostering a lifelong love for the art of sound.

 

FAQs about kids' musical instruments

 

1. What age should my child start playing a musical instrument?

There is no fixed age, as it depends on the child's interest and motor skills. Generally, children can start simple instruments like percussion or xylophones around age 3-5.

2. Which musical instrument is easiest for kids to learn?

Simple percussion instruments are easy for kids to start with. As for melodic instruments, ukulele and piano are often recommended for beginners due to their straightforward playing mechanics.

3. How can I choose the right musical instrument for my child?

Consider your child's interests, physical ability (size and strength), and personality. Also consider practical factors like the cost of the instrument and lessons, as well as the noise level.

  1. Child's Interest: Find out which instrument your child is drawn to. Have they always been fascinated by the piano or do they keep talking about the guitar? Interest is a major motivation in learning to play and stick with an instrument.

  2. Physicality: Consider the size, weight, and complexity of the instrument. For example, a smaller child might struggle with a full-sized guitar, but could handle a ukulele or a half-sized violin. Likewise, a young child may find it difficult to manage the keys and the breath control required for a wind instrument like the flute.

  3. Personality: Is your child more of a solo performer or a team player? Instruments like the piano or violin can be played solo or in an ensemble, while others like the trumpet or the clarinet are often played in bands or orchestras.

4. How long should my child practice their musical instrument each day?

For beginners, 15-20 minutes per day can be sufficient. As they progress, this time should ideally increase.

5. Does playing an instrument benefit my child's academic performance?

Studies have shown that playing an instrument can improve various cognitive skills, including memory and problem-solving, which can have a positive impact on academic performance.

6. How can I encourage my child to practice their instrument?

Make practice a regular routine, give positive reinforcement, and show interest in their progress. You can also make it a fun activity by incorporating games or playing along with them.

7. Does my child need to be able to read music to play a musical instrument?

While it's not strictly necessary to start, learning to read music can greatly enhance a child's understanding and ability to play more complex pieces as they advance.

8. My child wants to quit their instrument, what should I do?

Discuss with them the reasons why they want to quit. It could be due to frustration, lack of interest in the instrument, or a desire to try something new. Offer solutions like trying a different instrument, teacher, or practice routine.

9. Can a musical instrument help my child develop socially?

Yes, playing an instrument can enhance social skills, particularly if they play in a band or orchestra. They learn to collaborate, listen to others, and appreciate the efforts of the team.

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Qtoys Wooden Rainmaker 6m+

Qtoys Australia
5.0
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Beautiful QToys Wooden Rain Maker, is the perfect toy to keep little hands and minds busy. This toy has been designed to help with hand and eye coo...

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Qtoys Mini Rainmaker 6m+

Qtoys Australia
5.0
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This beautiful wooden rain maker is the perfect toy to keep little hands and minds busy and has been designed to help with hand-eye coordination. T...

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Learn To Play — Harmonica

Schylling
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Schylling’s Learn To Play Harmonica is a quality beginner’s instrument that remains inexpensive. Tuned in the key of C, the Blues Band harmonica so...

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Goki Tone Block with 4 Wooden Balls 3yrs+

Goki Germany
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Simply flick your wrist back and forth to hear the melodic sound of the Goki Tone Block with 4 Balls. Crafted from wood, the tone block has grooves...

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Goki Bar Bell Shaker with 13 Bells 3yrs+

Goki Germany
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The perfect equipment to make music together. Enhances the sense of rhythm and concentration. Dimensions: 18.00 cm (L)Age suitability: 3+

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Goki Recorder Each 5yrs+

Goki Germany
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The perfect equipment to make music together. Trains the sensitive perception of sounds and enhances fine motor skills. Dimensions: 19.40 cm (L)Age...

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Double Maraca Baby Rattle

My Playroom
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Material: Natural wood, no paint or wax.  Length:  3.94" (10cm)  Finished with olive oil (the darker color as shown in the photos)

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Easy Grip Infant Maracas 0m+

My Playroom
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Made of natural beech wood. No harmful chemicals. Designed for little hands.

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Hand made Djembe Drum - 30cm

My Playroom
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A very popular kids’ drum, the 30cm Mini Djembe is great as a gift, or for kindergarten children. Get their imagination sparking as you introduce t...

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Goki Mini Tambourine with 3 Bells 10.5cm 3yrs+

Goki Germany
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Musical toy wooden tambourine with 3 bells by Goki. Just catch the round frame and spin back and forth, and the little cymbals in each holes will ...

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2 X Egg Shakers by Marching Bambino 6m+

Marching Bambino Australia
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Our wooden egg shakers are the perfect size for little hands to shake, rattle and roll! Crafted from sustainably sourced wood each pair is unique, ...

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Kinderkram Glockenspiel Rainbow 15 notes

Kinderkram Germany
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This beautiful 15 note rainbow coloured glockenspiel is more than a toy, it is a genuine musical instrument. It’s the metal bars that differentiate...

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Goki Ladybird Maracas 2pc 3yrs+

Goki Germany
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Shake, shake, shake! Get the playroom party going with the Ladybird Maracas. Made from wood they are painted with a sweet ladybird and are gently s...

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Trio Drum Set by Marching Bambino 18m+

Marching Bambino Australia
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Striking in design, our drums produce beautiful tones which vary with each size. Line them up or hold one in the air and drum away! Great for impro...

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Goki Kalimba Thumb Piano Ladybird 5yrs+

Goki Germany
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To play the kalimba, your little one can use their thumbs or index fingers to flick each note down. Making their own songs and different tunes will...

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Goki 8-note Tuned Xylophone 3yrs+

Goki Germany
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GOKI of Germany makes wonderful musical instruments for children – and the xylophones are among the most popular for good reason.  This 8-note Xylo...

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Ukulele by Marching Bambino 3yrs+

Marching Bambino Australia
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Children will have so much fun playing our ukulele to their hearts content! Beautifully crafted from basswood and boasting a natural finish, it is ...

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Vivaio Percussion Set of 11 Instruments 3yrs+

Vivaio
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Hours of musical fun. Inspire the next generation of musicians with this quality percussion set. Ideal addition to any music, drama or play activit...

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Vivaio Guiro 3yrs+

Vivaio
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A fun piece of hand percussion with a great sound. Delivers bright tones when struck with the beater. Smooth wooden finish, easy to play. Age reco...

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Silver Chime Bar by Marching Bambino 2yrs+

Marching Bambino Australia
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This stunning chime bar makes the perfect keepsake. Not only does it look beautiful adorning your child's nursery shelves, it produces the most enc...

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Mano Percussion Wooden Cabaza 7 x 2.5 inch

Mano Percussion Australia
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The cabasa, similar to the shekere, is a percussion instrument that is constructed with loops of steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. T...

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Hape Wooden Music Pound the Ball Bench 12m+

Hape Germany
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Pounding sends the balls tinkling over the xylophone. Pull out the keyboard and the xylophone can be played solo. Encourage engagment with your chi...

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PlanToys Musical Band Drum Set 3yrs+

PlanToys Thailand
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Take centre stage with this kid-sized musical set. Includes 2 different sized drums, a pair of drumsticks, a cymbal, and a guiro. The set stands ov...

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PlanToys Concertina 18m+

PlanToys Thailand
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This musical instrument not only produces a nice tone to create melodies, it stimulates listening and musical skills as well as fine motor skills. ...

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Vivaio Triangle with Beater and Holder 15cm 3yrs+

Vivaio
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Ideal for introducing children to music or for signalling transitions. Triangle complete with beater and holder.  Ages: 3yrs +

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Vivaio Natural Mini Wooden Maracas Pair (Clearance) 3yrs+

Vivaio
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An engaging addition to any music corner. The small, lightweight but durable maracas can be used for developing basic rhythmic pattern and timing. ...

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2 X Copper Hand Bell by Marching Bambino 18m+

Marching Bambino Australia
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Our beautiful copper hand bells feature natural wooden handles adorned with solid copper bells.With a simple tap, a wonderful melodic sound resonat...

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PlanToys Solid Drum 18m+

PlanToys Thailand
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This colourful drum provides different tones. The drumstick included has a natural rubber stopper on the end that makes a pleasant sound when it st...

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Hand made Djembe Drum - 40cm

My Playroom
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The 40cm Junior Djembe is a little pocket rocket of a drum; perfect for primary school aged children aged 4 – 8yrs. Its size, sound and durability ...

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IQ Plus Music Wooden Jingle Stick 20cm 3yrs+

IQ Plus Music
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Wooden Jingle Stick 3yrs+ Brand - IQ Plus Music A wooden hand-held tambourine with chrome plated steel alloy jingles - delivering crisp cutting so...

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Pat Bells 8pc by PlayMe 3yrs+

PlayMe
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Playme Pat Bells are beautifully crafted from beech and iron. Each bell represents one of the C major tones. A beginner can easily play a song by f...

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Bigjigs Toys Wooden Guitar 3yrs+

BigJigs UK
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Inspire a talent for music with our Kids Guitar. Featuring 6 nylon strings that can be tuned - just like a real guitar but downsized! It even comes...

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Papoose Natural Animal Rattles Set of 2

Papoose Australia
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Hold the rattle by the tail of the animal and shake it baby!Sold as a set of 2 pieces, one crocodile and one lizard.

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Goki Egg Shaker each 3yrs+

Goki Germany
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The perfect equipment to make music together. Enhances the sense of rhythm and concentration Little hands can hold them perfectly. Dimensions: 6.00...

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Vivaio Natural Jingle Stick 3yrs+

Vivaio
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Making the same sound as a tambourine, but with a refined design for small hands, the jingle stick is very popular in early childhood and therapeut...

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IQ Plus Music Mini Cymbals 5cm 3yrs+

IQ Plus Music
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Cymbals 2pc 3yrs+ Brand - IQ Plus Music Diameter: 5cm IQ Plus mini cymbals create bright, resonating tones when played. Constructed from high qual...

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PlanToys Rainmaker 18m+

PlanToys Thailand
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Turn this Rain Maker over and hear sounds of the tranquil rainfall. Combine with other PlanToys® musical items to create a band! Size: 5.6 x 5.6 x ...

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IQ Plus 4 Keys Log Drum with Mallets

IQ Plus Music
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The IQ Plus 4-key log drum project warm tones when played. Children can easily play without restrictions and it requires no prior knowledge of musi...

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PlanToys Wooden Clatter Percussion Instrument 18m+

PlanToys Thailand
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Clatter makes a click-clack sound that changes with play and goes from a gentle ripple to a clattering crescendo. Musical instrument toy suitable f...

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Vivaio Large Turning Bells with Wooden Stand 3yrs+

Vivaio
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This bell carousel has precision tuned bells to tap your own tune as it spins. Children can develop an awareness of musical concepts while exp...

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IQ Plus Music Half Moon Wooden Tambourine 15cm 3yrs+

IQ Plus Music
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Half Moon Wooden Tambourine 15cm - IQ Plus 3yrs+ A wooden crescent tambourine with chrome plated steel alloy jingles - delivering crisp cutting so...

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Vivaio Music & Movement Bells Set of 8

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A colourful set of music bells, which can play eight different notes. Ideal fun activity whilst learning early stages of music appreciation. Eac...

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Vivaio Multi Tone Block 21cm 3yrs+

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Complete with a matching beater, this wooden multi tones block is a great addition to any music environment and will provide a unique sound.   Age...

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Double Guiro Two Tone Block 3yrs+

My Playroom
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The wood is ribbed to give the guiro effect and two blocks which play different tones. When played, it can sound similar to frogs or even a purring...

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IQ Plus Siam Oak Wood Claves - Pair 18.5cm

IQ Plus Music
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Children can easily learn to play IQ Plus wooden claves simply by striking one stick against the other. This instrument will teach children the bas...

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PlayMe 12 Keys Large Xylophone 56cm(L) 3yrs+

PlayMe
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The PlayMe Xylophone 12-Key is a beautifully designed and made musical instrument for children aged 3+. The PlayMe Xylophone is a 12 key musical in...

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IQ Plus Stir Drum / Multi-Tone Wood Block - 25cm

IQ Plus Music
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Featuring different sized wooden strips encircling a circular base, each producing a different musical tone when struck with the included wooden ma...

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Egmont Instrument Set of 5 3yrs+

Egmont Belgium
Original price $69.50 - Original price $69.50
Original price
$69.50
$69.50 - $69.50
Current price $69.50

The perfect set for the apprentice musician.  Contains: triangle, maracas, tambourine and bells. Age: 3yrs+

Original price $69.50 - Original price $69.50
Original price
$69.50
$69.50 - $69.50
Current price $69.50