What do most adult students have in common? They all come to us as if they are the only person over age 12 to ever start on a new instrument. Let us begin here:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
We have had hundreds of adults come to us as square-one beginners over the years – and almost 100% of them thought they must be the only adults at the studio, which is simply not true.
It is never too late to learn a musical instrument, or to revisit one that you may have put away decades ago. Our instructors enjoy working with adults who realize that learning a musical instrument is a time commitment that requires some daily attention. Just like children, adult students must be willing to commit to regular practice in order to make progress (even just 5-10 minutes a day is OK to start with). Since you don’t have parents to force you to practice (or else no dessert…), it is extremely important to be self motivated. We consistently see amazing progress from adult students at Music Time, and therefore encourage anyone to try an instrument, no matter how much they might believe the old stories like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Think of it more like:
“We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes