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I teach primarily Classical Guitar. This requires a nylon-strung guitar which is plucked with the fingers. An "acoustic" guitar, with steel strings and generally played with a plectrum, is not suitable.

It is important to buy the right size instrument - as a general rule this depends on the height of the child:

  • 117cms 135cms Half size
  • 136cms 151cms Three quarter size
  • More than 152cms Full-size


Ukuleles are very simple to buy!The standard model is the Soprano Ukulele and can be bought for under 20.


The golden rule with all instruments is to buy from a music shop and not from a toy shop or Argos. A music shop will feel obliged to provide an instrument that is accurately fretted and works properly but a non-specialist shop will not know how to check instruments before sale. Please be very careful if buying on eBay there are a number of established music shops which sell there at good prices but there are also many private sellers who know nothing about the instruments they are offering.

Weald Music Services, 2012.