Musicians and musical mummies/daddies, please help!
My 9 yr old dd wants to take up a second musical instrument (a "blowy" one) that can be played in the school orchestra. She fell in love with the trumpet about a year ago and has been pestering me ever since, but is now looking more in the direction of clarinet or oboe - flute is also in consideration (nice teacher in our street).
Dd is not a musical genius (about gr2 on the piano), just generally plodding along with the masses, so I wondered if any of the brass or woodwind instruments might be easier/faster for a child to learn than others, so she can feel she is getting somewhere?
What do you think? Suggestion for other wind instruments welcome - although portability on public bus is an issue, so tubas probably not a good idea!