The recorder is the easiest way for a young child to learn the basics of music. It has a mouth piece like a whistle, so it is very easy to make a sound. Children learn how to coordinate their breath, fingers and tongue, while learning how to read and understand the basics of music. Recorders cost less than a R100 to buy, and are made of plastic so are very hard to break. Everything that a child learns on a recorder can directly translate to the other woodwind instruments, once they are big enough to play them. Recommended age 5 + Cost: Individual Lesson: R1200 for 8 x 30 minute lessons per term. Cost: Recorder Club: R480 for 8 x 30 minute lessons per term.