Does your child always look for opportunities to try out the keyboard on a piano? For example, if you ever do volunteer work at your church, does your young son or daughter sit at the piano and try to pick out familiar tunes? Maybe you have been impressed that he or she can actually do that quite well. Or, maybe your child gets to play the piano at his or her friend's house. 

No matter the scenario, if your child has been asking for piano lessons himself or herself, do you already have a plan in mind? If that's not the case, from arranging for piano lessons to buying a piano, here are some ideas that might help you.

Arrange For Piano Lessons - If your child's friend takes piano lessons, think of asking the friend's parents for the name of the piano teacher they use. Another idea is to ask a music teacher at your child's school for names of piano teachers he or she knows. The music teacher might even turn out to be your child's piano teacher. Another idea is to get names of piano teachers from an agent at a piano sales facility.

Once you have found the right teacher for your child, bring your child to meet the teacher even before lessons begin. The piano teacher will be very grateful to meet his or her new student before starting lessons. He or she will more than likely ask questions like, What kind of songs do you want to learn how to play? Are you willing to practice consistently between piano lessons? and Will you be willing to take my suggestions willingly? 

​Find A Piano For Your Child - Consider renting a piano before buying one. That way you can see if your child is really going to take piano lessons seriously enough to continue playing. The place where you rent the piano will more than likely have a rent-to-own plan. Or, you could also start with a simple and moderately priced keyboard as your child's first piano. The great thing about owning a keyboard is that, even if you end up buying a piano, the keyboard will be easy to take places with you.

Once you have purchased the piano or the keyboard, help your child to realize that it will need to be maintained. A keyboard, of course, will just need to be dusted every now and then. A wooden piano might need to be polished with special oils. If that's the case, your child will probably appreciate the instrument more if he or she has to do the work.