Secure adults who find themselves at point in life where they reflect on past achievements, family, and the possibility of starting new hobbies often consider exploring music. It is extremely common for older people to remember that inner voice that spoke to them throughout life about a love for music. It always fed the curiosity about learning to play an instrument, but for some reason the desire was never answered with formal instruction. As the old adage goes, there’s no time like the present!
What Holds Adults Back From Learning Music?
It’s amazing how people are inspired to dedicate their lives to mundane things like work, home improvements, finances, and favorite television shows, but find it difficult to justify pursuing a life-enriching art. Learning music seems to tap into a personal realm that triggers true fantasy. What if a person was musically gifted and never realized it? Is there a hint of performance anxiety? Does the fear of loving something so much, like learning to play an instrument, create giddy child-like feelings and self-consciousness? If so, it’s probably a good sign that learning music is just what an adult needs.
Finding The Right Reasons To Open New Doors
People who are fortunate enough to have impressive starts in music at an early age are usually inspired by something. Many times it’s watching a live performance, or hearing a story about a famous composer. The wonder created from reading about Mozart’s ability to compose in his head, or how Beethoven “freed music,” or the legendary handspan of Rachmaninoff helps young people dive, with abandon, into music. The same thing can happen for adults.
A Good Prelude Before Starting Adult Music Lessons
The power of inspirational story books for younger students can be felt by curious adults. It is a great idea to read biographies about favorite composers and performers before committing to formal lessons, or self-instruction. It is also a beneficial to spend time watching video journals of other people who have been successful with learning music later in life. Excellent inspirational stories and commentary can be found in private studios, internet self-instruction hubs like C.R. Carole Music, and online portals managed by instructors who specialize in teaching music to adults.
Everyone is given only one life! If music has always been a burning curiosity, even retirement is not too late to begin chasing an elusive desire to enrich oneself with music. Read, watch, listen, and get inspired to fill your artistic fantasy.