The piano is the top suited instrument for children. Children who don’t yet understand pitch may have a difficult time with other instruments, due to the extra attention needed to acquire the exact pitch with precision. With piano, a student must hit the correct key but doesn’t have to worry about breath control or the proper finger placement on the strings. This frees the student to learn and focus on other aspects of musicianship such as reading sheet music and ear training. Because of the ease of playing, students can often start piano lessons at a much younger age than other instruments.