Strike Up the Band with Beginner Musical Instruments

Ah music. It flows through our cars, our homes, the dentist's office, and our elevators. It's a constant thing, and it's something I want to make sure my daughter has a chance to learn more about. One of the best ways is to make sure there are easy options for making music at home.

My daughter loves taking her plastic recorder and "playing" along with her favorite songs. At the age of four, her tunes all involve one note, but we'll work on that next. I have an entire list of kid-friendly musical instruments I'd like to add to our collection. I thought I'd share my top 5 with you:

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Mari Richards is a product designer, shiny object addict, writer, and professor. With 400+ designs and 30+ industry awards, she is a freelance designer and design blogger at She is also a contributor at and