Finding your first instrument is such a big deal! I started violin on a butter box taped to a ruler (Suzuki). My folks bought my first piano from a guy for $25 dollars. It almost fell out of the truck on the way to the house! My first trumpet was my Dad's. They were each special and wonderful. I got my first actually new instrument when I was well into high school. I still remember taking it out of the plastic. I also still own that horn! Your first instrument needs to be reliable and of good quality--but practicing is what is really going to make things work. Follow this link for some quick tips on how to find your first instrument.