E is 5 and in Kindergarten this year. He's expressed some interest in taking piano lessons. His only experience so far is a keyboard app on his tablet and those books with the attached keyboard. I was thinking that getting him a proper keyboard and some lessons might be a good Birthday present for his 6th birthday in May.

I didn't start playing an instrument until orchestra was offered at school in 5th grade, but would love to foster a love for playing music in my kids. I'm worried about him being too young to grasp the concepts and becoming disinterested quickly though. Is 6 a good age to start lessons, or should we maybe wait a few years on this?