Top 5 Easiest Instruments To Learn

July 4, 2021
Written by
Jane Rostad
Top 5 Easiest Instruments To Learn

Top 5 Easiest Instruments To Learn

Music can be a great way of expressing yourself and sharing your creativity with the world. However, many people worry about how hard it will be to learn a new instrument, especially if they are trying to pick up the skill later in life.

The good news is that you can learn to play almost any musical instrument if you practice enough. Some instruments listed here are closely linked to DJing and music production but others are not. For example, the piano is one of the best instruments to learn because you use the keyboard to program notes on a computer. The others on this list are still excellent starting instruments to get your creative juices flowing! We always encourage our students to learn a traditional instrument alongside our digital music courses.

1. DJ Controller

The most fun way to get involved in music nowadays is to buy a DJ controller! A DJ controller is a mini DJ system designed for home or amateur use. They range from just a few hundred pounds and go into the thousands! With such a huge range there is something suitable for every type of DJ. They are one of the most exciting advancements in modern music getting people from all walks of life into the music scene.

Though they offer a lot of versatility, it will be very simple for you to learn. Who knows where your new skill will lead you? You could be DJing in Ibiza or at Ministry of Sound! Our 1-2-1 DJ courses are available online and in-person to help you learn how to use your new DJ equipment! Click here to contact us for more information.

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To make sure that you can get the most benefit from your controller, you’ll need to choose the right model. With so many different options on the market, this can be very difficult, especially if you’re just getting started. First, you want to make sure that it has enough functionality for you to perform, but not too much that you get confused and overwhelmed. You might also want to find something that is compact, so it’s easy to take to gigs. Finally, you might want to think about the price. In most cases, it’s best to invest a little more to get a model that will last a long time.

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2. Piano

Another popular instrument to learn is the piano. It's easy to start to learn how to play the piano but difficult to become an expert, it will take lots of practice! The best way to start is to buy a midi-keyboard and learn some basic chords. It's incredibly useful to learn how to play piano because the keyboard is used to program notes when producing electronic music. We highly recommend that DJs who want to learn how to produce their own music learn some basic piano skills.

There are a few ways that learning to play the piano will benefit you in the long-term. For example, it will give you the basics of music theory. This can make it easier to learn other musical instruments in the future. Also, it can help you improve your hand-eye coordination. 

There are many resources online which can teach you how to play the piano. For example, you will be able to find several phone apps, which can help you learn how to play the right notes. There are also plenty of apps that will give you sheet music, which you can play from. There will be a lot of video tutorials available online, which you can use to get a better understanding of how to play. While you’ll be able to pick up the basics within a few hours, the piano will offer a lot of complexity, which you can explore as your skills improve. 

3. Drums

Drums are an incredibly fun instrument to learn! Rhythm is fundamental to music and the drums and percussive instruments lead the way! Learning even basic drum skills and drum terminology massively helps music producers.

There are many different types of drum kits available, depending on your needs and your budget. For example, if you want to test out the drums, you might want to get some bongos. These tend to be very easy to learn while remaining affordable. In other cases, you might want to get a full drum kit. Often, for at-home use, it’s best to get an electronic drum kit, as these can be played quietly, so you won’t be disturbing your neighbours. You can also skip the drum kits and use a music production DAW like Ableton or Logic and use a virtual drum sequencer. If you still want something physical to hold, like a real instrument why not invest in a drum machine! The most famous drum machine is the Roland 808!

There are plenty of resources available to help you learn how to play the drums. If you’re just starting, you might want to check out this tutorial, which goes over some easy drum beats. 

4. Ukulele

One of the most popular instruments to start with is the ukulele. There are a few reasons why it’s so popular. First, it tends to be very inexpensive. It also tends to be very compact, so you don’t need to have a lot of storage space. The smaller size also makes it easier to play, as the frets are closer together than a guitar.  

There are dozens of resources available online to make learning the ukulele easier, with plenty of tutorials available to help you learn. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can think about using the ukulele to play your favourite songs. There will be plenty of materials available online to help you do this. As an example, you can use this video to learn how to play the song “Over the Rainbow”. 

5. Harmonica

Another popular instrument is the harmonica. This is fairly versatile and can be played with a lot of genres. It’s also very compact, making it easy for you to store and play anywhere. It’s easy to learn how to play the harmonica, with most players understanding how it works within a few hours. To learn how to play one of the most iconic harmonica songs in history, “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, you can use this excellent tutorial!


One of the biggest reasons why people don’t learn a musical instrument is because they are concerned that they won’t be able to play it properly. Thankfully, this is a myth. If you’re willing to put in the effort, you’ll be able to master any of these instruments within days or weeks. So, pick your favourite instrument and start learning the joy that music can provide. Just put aside a few minutes a day to practice.

One of the main ways to keep up practice is to take regular lessons, if you're interested in learning how to DJ book an online DJ course with us or come to the studio. Click here for our DJ courses.

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