It’s never too late to study an instrument. It’s awe inspiring to see mature adults take on something as ambitious as coming back to or even starting to learn to play. The same fundamentals and teaching approaches stated earlier apply here, but lessons tend to be more relaxed. Adults simply don’t have as much time to practice as when they were in school. Success moves slowly but surely.

The lesson is very much geared toward what the student wants to get out of it. However, I monitor weaknesses and try and bring those up closer to the level of the strengths. That one weakness will always hold back all those other wonderful strengths, so we must address it, not ignore or compensate.


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