Here are some of the most popular musical instruments to learn, along with what you would need to learn each instrument and what you might learn in your first few lessons:

  • Piano: The piano is a great instrument for beginners because it is relatively easy to learn the basics and it can be used to play a wide variety of music. To learn the piano, you will need to learn the names of the notes, how to read sheet music, and how to use your fingers to play the keys. In your first few lessons, you will likely learn how to play basic scales, chords, and melodies.
  • Guitar: The guitar is another popular instrument for beginners. It is portable and relatively affordable, and it can be used to play a variety of genres of music. To learn the guitar, you will need to learn the names of the notes, how to read tablature, and how to use your fingers to strum the strings. In your first few lessons, you will likely learn how to play basic chords and strumming patterns. 
  • Ukulele: The ukulele is a small, stringed instrument that is similar to a guitar. It is easy to learn and relatively inexpensive, making it a great option for beginners. To learn the ukulele, you will need to learn the names of the notes, how to read tablature, and how to use your fingers to pluck the strings. In your first few lessons, you will likely learn how to play basic chords and strumming patterns. 
  • Drums: Drums are a great instrument for people who want to be able to express themselves creatively. They are also a lot of fun to play! To learn the drums, you will need to learn the names of the different drums and cymbals, how to hold the sticks, and how to play basic beats. In your first few lessons, you will likely learn how to play basic rhythms and grooves. 
  • Violin: Learning to play the violin can be a rewarding and fulfilling endeavor. To learn the violin, you will need a Violin, a Bow, Rosin, a shoulder Rest, a Tuner or Tuning App and a Music Stand. In your first few lessons, you will likely learn Instrument Familiarization, Bow Hold, Strings and Notes, Basic Bowing Techniques and Plucking.
Here are some additional things you might learn in your first few lessons:
  • How to hold the instrument properly
  • How to position your fingers
  • How to produce a sound
  • Basic scales and chords
  • Simple melodies
  • Rhythms and grooves

The specific things you learn will depend on the instrument you choose and the instructor you work with. However, these are some of the most common things that beginners learn in their first few lessons.

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