I'm just wondering at what age I should start my kids off on a brass instrument? How old we're your kids when you started them, and how did you do it? SHould i buy an old cornet off of ebay and put it in the toybox, and learn the David Childs way, or should I do it differently? Should I being playing CD's of Phil McCann to them everynight before they go to bed!?!?!?!? Does playing too early affect teeth formation? Am i right to expect them to master the Arban by the age of 7? How did YOU get them started, on brass, or on any instrument? (And no 'Yorkshire-men-sketch answers (ie I were playing 36 hours a day while still in my ma's womb!!!) tell the truth!!!) My 18 month old daughter can buzz really well, but is scared of any type of brass instrument when i put it near her mouth, and wont do it anymore! (btw, I know 18 months is too early, but dont do any harm to try! ) I think I started messing around on my dads cornet at about the age of 6, but then he was always playing brass records (particularly SA ones) in the house- so it was kind of natural. Im told I started playing 'tunes' on the piano at about 4.