Choosing the Right Instrument: A Guide for Beginners

Choosing the Right Instrument

Choosing the right musical instrument is an exciting journey! Here are some points you might consider when looking for your musical match:

Interest and Passion

Start by considering what type of music you like and want to play, as well as the instruments you’re drawn to. Have you always wanted to learn guitar or trumpet? Or do you want to join a jazz group and play bass?


Instruments can vary in price, so set a budget that fits your financial situation. Keep in mind that you may also need to buy accessories like cases and stands, or regularly pay for maintenance and tuning.

Size and Portability

If you’re limited on space or need an instrument you can easily transport, keep in mind size and weight of your instrument. Some, like the violin or guitar, come in various sizes to suit different ages and body types.

Learning Curve

Some instruments, like the piano, require a deep understanding of musical theory and are more accessible to those who know how to read music. Others, like the ukulele, can be easier for beginners to start playing songs quickly.

Additional Tips for Choosing the Right Instrument

Try Before You Buy

Whenever possible, try out different instruments before making a purchase. You can get a feel for the instrument and see if it’s a good fit for you.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Keep in mind the maintenance requirements of the instrument. Some, like the guitar, require regular tuning and string changes, while others, like the keyboard, don’t require much maintenance.


These are just a few factors to consider when choosing a musical instrument. Ultimately, the best instrument for you is one that resonates with you personally and inspires you to play music!

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At Hodis Learning & Music we offer lessons for a wide variety of musical instruments, for every age and skill level. Learn more or schedule your first session by calling or emailing us today.