My Top 5: 2016's Most 'In Vogue' Instruments

It may come as a surprise, but the popularity of instruments changes as frequently as fashion does! When I first started working in the music education industry, it surprised me how often these changes occurred.

As we enter 2016, I can guarantee we are going to have another swing in the most 'in vogue' instruments. So what are my predictions for this new year?

Without further ado, I give you my predicted top 5 most popular instruments for 2016:


1. Piano & Guitar

It’s a draw! There is an on going rivalry for the top spot between piano and guitar. However, I have a sneaky suspicion that guitar is going to take it out this year!


2. Drums

Drums are the epitome of emotional outlets, perfect for little leaders, and a boy’s dream come true! A very comfortable second place winner for 2016!


3. Violin

Out of all the instruments, I must admit the violin’s popularity swings the most! However, in 2016, I definitely see it climbing back up into the ranks of the more popular instruments. 


4. Singing

Always a strong competitor, voice easily makes the top 5 for 2016! Popular amongst all age groups and extremely versatile, singing create a beautiful platform for self-expression and personal growth. 


5. Saxophone

Who doesn’t love a bit of sassy saxophone in their lives? Creeping into my top 5 instruments, I believe that the saxophone’s jazzy undertones are going to allow it to firmly hold it’s place amongst the most popular instruments of 2016.


Well there you have it! So my question to you is, are you going to be playing one of the top 5 instruments, or will you be going for a more 'hipster' approach?

Kathryn x 

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