The minimum age indication is 7 years old. There are always exceptions according to the child’s physique and interest in the instrument that your child would like to learn. Woodwind instruments such as the flute, saxophone or clarinet can be a good choice for a young beginner because the instrument is smaller, lighter and are adapted for smaller hands. For brass instruments such as the trumpet, it would be much preferred to wait until the child has regained their two front teeth before they start learning since playing the trumpet requires a much tighter mouth shape. The lack of teeth and change to the mouth can be difficult for children to adapt to.