Forbes Music Student Help Center

Do I need to have an instrument?

Yes, it is important that you have an instrument before starting music lessons. When beginning your music education, it is crucial that you have at least the basic equipment in order to reap the benefits of your studies. Progress is built around practice, and having an instrument allows you to build muscle memory as well as solidify concepts covered in your lessons.

While it is important to have an instrument when taking music lessons, there are rental options for those who are not ready to invest in an instrument of their own. This gives you the option to pursue your music education without the substantial financial commitment. We encourage you to rent or purchase equipment so that your lessons are as productive as possible!

If you need help finding instrument renters and purveyors in your area, feel free to contact us. We are happy to help!