What is a good age to start violin?
It depends on your attitude towards learning the instrument. If you want to get a head start and simply get advanced as quickly as possible -- thereby finding enjoyment and having a definite competitive edge -- it is best to start very early. People start as early as three but between the ages of three and six would be considered a good, early start. In this situation, the child will need either more participation from the parent or more frequent lessons to progress quickly as most children don't know what discipline and practice are. But this early start means that even without the talent of a prodigy the child will clearly pull ahead and be able to enjoy both the music and the state of being more advanced even by middle school. The easiest age to start violin is probably between eight and twelve. At this age, the student can feel a bit behind those who start earlier, but they have more independence than toddlers while having more time than high schoolers. This gives them the perfect tools to learn violin effectively on their own. Violin can technically be started at any age. We have personally taught 65 year old gentlemen to become advanced enough to play a virtuoso piece within four years.