We talk a lot about teaching our kids musical instruments but what about adults? Many adults like you have had dreams of playing an instrument but never got the chance to as a kid. Now that they’re older with disposable income, they may be hesitant to begin.
It’s never too late to learn to play an instrument! You can, in fact, teach an old dog new tricks!
Make The Leap & Put Away The Excuses
If you really want to begin learning an instrument as an adult, make the leap and stop making excuses! Many of us have heard, or have said, things like…
“I’m too old.”
“I’m tone deaf.”
“I really can’t afford a good instrument right now.”
“I don’t have time”
Pish posh! Today, there are more opportunities than ever to learn an instrument and with many of us still working from home, it’s a good time to start learning.
Find A Good Teacher
The next step to learning an instrument as an adult is finding a good teacher. This could be at your local music shop, online, or a close friend. A good teacher will have lesson plans, be positive about teaching, and embrace practical engagement. They will also help instill good playing habits.
If you work better with others, find a good group to take lessons and practice with.
Set Reasonable Goals
When learning to play, start by setting reasonable goals for yourself. For example, set the goal to practice for at least an hour every evening or learn a song by the end of the month. If you do not reach a goal in time, it’s okay! Take a deep breath a keep going.
Don’t Be Afraid To Change Instruments If Needed
Instruments aren’t ‘one size fits all’ and everyone learns differently. While we always say that finding the best instrument can be filled with trial and error and it’s essential that you don’t give up, sometimes it’s ok to switch!
If you find you just can’t get the grasp of one instrument it’s ok to try another to find one that you vibe with! Finding a beginner-friendly musical instrument is just the first step in learning and sometimes we find out that we like the piano more than guitar. Experimenting is part of finding the right musical instrument for you.
Find Your Instrument At Music Go Round St. Louis
Music Go Round STL is a great place for adult beginners to shop thanks to our dedicated, professional team and affordable prices. For beginners, renting an instrument is more expensive overall than purchasing used. And when you become a more experienced player and are looking for an upgrade, Trading In or Trading Up at Music Go Round STL means you get a return on your investment and the price of your instrument goes towards trading for that must-have piece!
Get started on your musical journey at Music Go Round St. Louis!