Kalimba for Kids

Thumb Piano for BeginnersKalimba thumb piano for kids

  • What: Kalimba for Kids
  • When: 5 years and up
  • Why: Fun, good introduction to playing music
  • Where: Amazon

Looking for a great first instrument for your child? Want a sturdy instrument that’s easy to play and doesn’t take up a ton of space? If you want to think beyond piano lessons and can’t quite commit to a ukulele, try a Kalimba to entice your kids into the world of musical instruments.

Kalimba Thumb Piano on Amazon

This thumb piano makes it easy to play music. Each of the metal tines makes a different note. Because the metal comes clearly labeled with the letter of each note, it makes reading music and matching the note to the correct key super straight forward. Kids (and adults) can usually learn their first song in five minutes, so it keeps frustration to a minimum. Since the entire instrument fits in both hands, kids only need to have thumbs long enough to reach all the keys. Notes go back and forth in ascending order, making it simple to play scales by alternating thumbs.

Kalimba thumb piano for kids with box
This Kalimba comes with everything kids need, including a tuner, cleaning cloth, storage bag, and stickers for the notes.

The kalimba works great as a first instrument, but it also sounds lovely when paired with other instruments, whether a piano, violin, ukulele, or even drums or a harmonica. The small size, roughly the same size as a paperback book, makes it easy to store when not in use. The metal keys hold up to lots of use and repeated playing, and the solid wood frame means you don’t have to worry about breaking the instrument.

If you want an instrument that will bring music to life for your kids, get a Kalimba Thumb Piano and let them learn the joys of making music.

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