My parents said that a little over the age of 10 was the ideal time to begin a piano course. They were right! But it is important to realize that the piano will require different movements of the ears than other musical instruments, and some children will need more assistance and encouragement with each movement before they can begin to do better. I would recommend that you have your children start slowly first, maybe only 6 months, to avoid some of those problems that the more experienced pianists go through. Your child can start at 6 months of age with a teacher whose passion and ability will help you develop the skills by which piano mastery is achieved. Don’t try to force your child to learn the whole scale at once, because it is really very difficult to do so. Let your child find the key for each major scale, and then gradually move to the minor scale as he gains more control over both fingers and the piano. Start by learning the key of C major, then work your way to the major scale. Your child may not know the major scale and the minor scale by heart, but the piano is going to help him get the knack of picking out each key.
How long should children play the piano? It depends on your child and what kind of playing you want. Many children can play an easy lesson very easily. Many younger children will want to master the piano by playing the whole piano solo, or the entire piano piece. They need to practice the entire piece slowly at first. It is very difficult to be a master in the piano at once. It is a slow method, and it will take your child a long time to learn. Also, if your child gets tired at school, try asking her to go to the piano after dinner. She should not go until her head is clear and she feels comfortable with it. As much as possible give your child time to work on each section with a teacher for 30-60 minutes.
How long do I take my child to learn the piano to help her to master it? If your child is starting out on piano lessons at 6 months, you have a small window for your child to develop the skills from piano at the younger age. However, if your child is 12 or 13 years old, by then the piano has become your child’s primary musical instrument. The keys are just as loud as they should be, and the keyboard is much larger than what it was 30-60 years ago. It is not a big deal for a child to try out the keys at 6 months.