Learning how to play an instrument seems like an oddly daunting task for an adult. But, as we have mentioned in previous posts, it is easier than you think!
May 10, 2018
If you are over 30 years old, you may be asking yourself if it is too late to pick up a new instrument. The short answer is: no. It turns out; adults have some critical advantages over children when it comes to learning how to play an instrument.
On a recent article, published on the Huffington Post they explained that, as an adult, you already have a good understanding of music from a lifetime of listening to it – and thus learning a new instrument may come more naturally.
Moreover, adults can also grapple abstract concepts more easily. They too, have the discipline and focus on making time for practice, what results in faster learning times. And last but not least, if you are learning how to play an instrument after a certain age, it is for self-enjoyment – no one is making you.
For a more in-depth look, we recommend you read the following article from the Huffington Post where Dr. Jessica Grahn (a cognitive neuroscientist), and James Lenger (music instructor) explain with more detail why learning an instrument as an adult is easier than you think.