Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.
Eight is a good age for you to begin instruction in music and dance. Before that, you may enjoy lessons but not yet have the kind of concentration required during lessons and the kind of commitment to practice in between them.
You may wonder what kind of lessons you would like. If it's dance you are interested in, call a dance school and ask if you may watch different kinds of classes before you decide which one you like best. If you would like to learn to play a musical instrument, go with your parents to a music store or a music school and sample a few. Try them out even if you can't play them correctly. Do they feel right? Can you hold a guitar comfortably? Do your fingers reach around the neck? Ask older kids who play instruments why they chose the one they did. Ask if you can try their instruments a bit.
Are you interested in drums? You don't need to buy a whole set. You can get drumsticks and a practice pad to start with. After a series of lessons you can decide whether or not you want to start saving your money for a set of drums.
Here are some ideas you can think about and enjoy without prior formal training in music and dance.
A REAL DRUM
TREE TONE BLOCKS
6 IDEAS FOR DANCING GAMES
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