The piano is a great musical instrument for beginners. Whilst it can take a long time to learn and to master it is incredibly fulfilling to do so and is an instrument that can offer enjoyment for a lifetime.
The guitar is a great choice of instrument for beginners and with good reason. The guitar comes in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the player. Classical guitars are the best choice for beginners, especially those of a younger age, but there are other great choices depending on what style of music the student is looking to play. The basic technique of the guitar is fairly easy to pick up and those that go on to master it can easily switch to other guitar style instruments such as the ukulele and bass.
The violin is another popular choice of instrument for beginners (as are a few of the other orchestral strings). The violin is available in a variety of sizes from full size 4/4 right down to 1/16, with the latter suitable for learners as young as 3 years of age. You can check out our Violin Size Guide for help with sizing.