When is it age-appropriate to put children into music lessons (piano/guitar at this point)? Son is 5 and a bit, and he says he’s interested, but not sure if we should wait a bit more?
Five is a great age! To be honest, I started at 6 and DC1 started at 6 because of laziness on the part of parents, but 5 would have been fine. (DC1 did start swimming lessons a lot earlier.) Most music teachers in our area start accepting students at age 5, and Suzuki teachers will often accept children as young as age 3. A bunch of the internet suggests that starting music lessons before age 7 is best for various quasi-scientific reasons I’m not entirely convinced by but may be true.
And if it doesn’t work out, you can always take a break and try again later.