Ukulele for kids: what size should I get?
There are several sizes of Ukulele. This instrument, from Hawaii, has had a major resurgence in the last decade or so.
(If you’ve never heard of Jake Shimabukuro – just google him now.)
And why not? It’s so fun! And portable!
Plus you can get a really nice one for less than $100.
The four most common sizes of Ukulele are
There is another now called the Bass Ukulele which is a whole new animal. It is only possible because of some special string technology. More on this in a future post/video.
For most kids under the age of 10, the best size is the soprano. Not only is it small, it’s the most affordable.
I definitely recommend this one from Kala
I had one and recently sold it to a 6 year old student
And here’s what I got now:
Author: Andrew Ingkavet
Andrew Ingkavet is owner/teacher of Park Slope Music Lessons. He is the creator of the Musicolor Method™, a proven system to teach children music. He offers a music teacher training course and coaching and was a writer/producer and VJ for MTV in the 1990’s.