Kindergarteners have music 30 minutes each week. Students in grade 1 and 2 have music twice a week for 30 minutes.
When should my child begin taking lessons and what instrument is best to begin with?
First of all, a child has to want to take lessons. Encouragement is always fine, but a child should never be pushed or forced. If there is an interest, then start as early as possible. Some teachers won't teach a children unless they are at least 5 or 6 years old, but the earlier the better. The piano is a good choice if the child has not fallen in love with a specific instrument.