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And Now, For My First Act

firstactdesigner2Like many kids, I wanted to be a guitar hero, jamming with friends and soaking up the spotlight. Although I already enjoyed the piano and the flute, but I struggled to get my small fingers to stretch to reach the guitar chords. And all due respect to Jethro Tull, it is hard to rock out with the flute.

Learning a musical instrument is far easier during childhood and First Act Discovery makes a series of  high quality steel-string acoustic guitars sized just right (30″) for little hands. And at $30 these guitars are sized just right for your budget.

First Act sent my daughter the 30″ Mini Acoustic in Natural Finish. I’ve handled a few instruments in my time and you aren’t going to find a  quality instrument anywhere near this price. Most child-sized instruments are really toys and there are few inexpensive guitars for kids on the market.

With a smaller scale, lighter weight, more pliable strings, and protective plastic covers over the sharp machine heads, she’s learning proper posture and hand position with less frustration. Her father has already taught her a chord so she can strum along with him.

With schools and families cutting down to the bare essentials, it is important to remember how vital music and the arts are for our children.

Music is another mode of expression, it is a social activity, and it promotes flexibility of mind and keeps children engaged in learning.

Interwoven into our lives, music creates a soundtrack that helps uplift and empower. Put an instrument into the hands of a child and watch her face light up.

WANT IT: Find First Act Discovery at First Act’s online store or buy the First Act Acoustic Guitar on Amazon. You can also find it at Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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