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What is the best age to learn to play guitar?
A parent should start a child on any instrument as soon as any propensity or desire is apparent or expressed.
Some people are naturals, but typically the younger you start, the better you’ll be. We do find the children younger than 8 years are not able to devote the concentration and/or practice that is essential. In this case, it is advisable to wait until they are ready.
It is not unusual for a child to lose interest in time, but they usually come back to it when they are ready if it's really for them.
The same goes for adults.
We have had beginner students well into their 70's who learned to play, just as they had always dreamed.
So, the basic answer to your question is: any age is a good age, as long as the desire is there.