Some kids are ready for music lessons when they're three... Others might be six or seven.
Skills I'm looking for when evaluating young children at their first lesson are similar to Kindergarten readiness skills, such as:
Lessons with very young children are a little different than older kids. Since most younger children aren't ready to sit and play piano for half an hour straight, we spend more time singing, playing games, playing rhythm instruments, and developing musicality.
If your child isn't ready for individual music lessons yet, let's meet for another evaluation in six or nine months. In the meantime, I would recommend trying a group class through Fairfax County Parktakes.