Children, at the early developmental-stage, can be extremely creative and far less inhibited than those who are older. Often they will develop a desire to make their own sounds. Some may even show an interest in playing music. Parents may wish to seize this opportunity to introduce their child to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Drums can be an excellent choice for a young child’s first instrument. Whether banging on pots and pans or pounding away on a tom-tom, percussion is a great release of energy.
Playing the drum kit can also be an excellent way to exercise and develop manual dexterity. Sometimes a child will start out with a toy drum, a practice pad, or a simple snare drum before graduating to a real drum kit. Regardless of the instrument, the FundamentalsTM of drumming remain the same.
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