Chiron instructs young Achilles - Ancient Roman fresco
Chiron, the centaur from Greek mythology, teaching the young Achilles to play the lyre.

A lyre (pronounce to rhyme with "fire") is an instrument which is like a mixture between a harp and a guitar. It is held in one hand and the strings are strummed using the other hand. Lyres were among the first string instruments to be invented.

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Lyre for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.