Can your child identify numbers and letters (at least A – G)? If so then they can start! The question you really need to ask, is are YOU ready to start as the parent. How much time do you want to invest in your child’s learning? The younger the child, the more help they need to learn.
Think of home practice similar to when you sit and help them with their homework. Even at older ages of 9 or 10, parents might need to sit with their child to help them get through the first practice after the week’s piano lesson.Once the child feels comfortable, they will be able to do everything on their own. A 4 or 5 year old will need your help every time, but are certainly capable!
Sometimes children can start as young as 3, but all students ages 3 – 5 will need one to three lessons to assess if they are ready to begin lessons, or should wait.