Musical instruments are tools used to write what it's said to be the universal language of the world: music, deemed this way since most of the time people from all over the world can enjoy the same tune without any problem. 

The benefits of teaching children about music and musical instruments are many and varied. Music makes kids more likely to succeed in their future education and to become emotionally well-balanced adults. In terms of learning, the exposure to music allows children to improve their communication skills by developing their vocabularies as they learn the names of musical instruments in a song and also its lyrics, helping them learn about syllables and making it easier to comprehend new concepts and words through dancing and singing to their favorite tunes. 

To bring your children closer to music, help them learn the musical instruments and their sounds so they'll be able to recognize them and get more acquainted with the sound of the instruments they like the most. This way the little ones can form that special connection that'll become so helpful in their overall education. 

Here you'll find the names of musical instruments in English to help your kids start his or her journey through music. You'll also find several games and activities related to this amazing topic.



Musical Instruments List

Musical instruments can be classified into four main categories according to how they're built and how sounds are made, these are: percussion instruments, wind instruments, stringed instruments and electronic instruments.;


String Instruments

String instruments are instruments that make sounds through the vibration of strings.


Guitar - Music

acoustic guitar

Piano - Música

piano

Violin - Music

violin

electric guitar

bass

arpeggione

banjo

clavichord

harp

lute

lyre

mandolin

sitar

timple

ukulele

viola

zither



Percussion Instruments

The percussion instruments are the ones which sounds are produced when it's struck or beaten by the hand or other instrument. Even though the piano is classified as a string instrument, it's also a percussion instrument, since the strings vibrate when the keys are pressed by the performer.


Drums - Kids toys

drums

castanets

cajón

triagle

xylophone

barrel drum

bass drum

bongo drum

conga

bell

tambourine

marimba

cymbal

gong

chime



Wind Instruments

Wind instruments produce sounds through the resonance of the wind inside the instrument.


Flute - Music

flute

accordion

bagpipe

clarinet

concertina

didgeridoo

dulzaina

flat trumpet

french horn

oboe

Irish flute

harmonica

ocarina

pan flute

recorder

roman tuba 

saxophone

saxhorn

trumpet

trombone

tuba



Electronic Instruments

The electronic instruments produce sounds using electrical components, which is then heard through loudspeakers. 


eigenharp

synthesizer

keyboard

keytar

omnichord

sampler

theremin

turntable

synclavier



Musical Notes


C (Do)

D (Re)

E (Mi)

F (Fa)

G (Sol)

A (La)

B (Si)



Musical Instruments Printable Flashcards


Musical instruments cards 

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