Is your child a musical prodigy? While not everyone can be a Stevie Wonder recording for Motown at age 11 or Herbie Hancock playing with the Chicago Philharmonic also at age 11, parents question when to start exposing their children to music and how to go about it.

Everyone knows someone who hated being forced to take music lessons as a kid as well as someone who started at an early age and is now an amazing musician. So what is the right age to start your child taking music lessons? Well, that all depends on the reason for starting in the first place.

In an article for, Dr. Robert A. Cutietta , Dean of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the author of “Raising Musical Kids” discusses the benefits of exposing your child to music at an early age and how to avoid the dreaded “my parents made me take lesson’s” experience.

At Coast Music, we have programs for Mommy and Me with infants and toddlers to private lessons and beginning to advanced bands for all ages. Find out more by calling Angie today at 310.372.4753.

Read Dr. Cutietta’s full article here.