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Instruments for Children

Has your child expressed an interest in playing a musical instrument? Have you been searching for the perfect gift? offers a variety of instruments at just the right size for your child.


Accordions are unique because they may have a keyboard similar to that of a piano—with the familiar white and black keys—or they may have several rows of round button keys, as do the other instruments in the accordion family. Below you'll find accordions for your budding musican.

Chris 8 Bass Mini AccordionChris 8 Bass Mini Accordion
Very compact, ideal for a child. Features 8 bass buttons and 17 keys. Made in China.

Junior Accordion
Junior Accordion

The accordion is a fascinating instrument that is normally too large and ponderous for children to manipulate. Now there's an accordion that's sized-down and simplified for young children.

Bagpipes & Chanters

In one form or another, close relatives of the bagpipes have been around for thousands of years. In every corner of the world where Celtic people have settled, the bagpipes or Piob have been absorbed into and become an important part of the culture. Start your beginner on one of the instruments below.

Dunbar Child's Size Practice ChanterDunbar Child's Size Practice Chanter
The Dunbar Child's Chanter accomodates the limited fingerspread of young students, without sacrificing the quality necessary for success. The holes are countersunk for easy location. Although smaller, the chanter accepts the normal range of practice chanter reeds. Overall length is 15.25"

Child's Bagpipe (non functioning drones)Child's Bagpipe (non functioning drones)
From Lark in the Morning. Small size bagpipe for children that really works! The drones are dummy drones (non-functioning drones).

Stringed Instruments


Lap HarpLap Harp
This student-size, wood lap harp has eight tunable strings, includes 10 song cards, pick and tuning key and easy harp-tuning instructions.



The Eterna by Yamaha EF31 Acoustic Folk Guitar KitThe Eterna by Yamaha EF31 Acoustic Folk Guitar Kit
Great for beginners! This guitar features spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and chrome tuners and includes EF31 acoustic guitar, strap, three pics, guitar strings and Yamaha QuickStart Teaching DVD.

34 inch Acoustic Guitar 34" Acoustic Guitar
This student-size 34" natural wood guitar comes with steel strings, thin, comfortable frets and protective stain finish.

Hohner Acoustic Guitar with Songbook Hohner Acoustic Guitar with Songbook
This affordable Folk Guitar from Hohner is perfectly sized and a great beginner instrument for children under 6. Comes with nylon strings and color song book.

Gibson Baldwin Music Education Maestro 38 inch Acoustic Guitar Gibson Baldwin Music Education Maestro 38" Acoustic Guitar
This durable acoustic guitar from Gibson Musical Instruments is a great starter guitar and sized for older children.


McNally Strumstick
Though not a Celtic musical instrument, the Strumstick, a kind of simplified guitar, could be used to play almost any kind of music. Read more about the McNally Strumstick.

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