We were constantly receiving calls from parents of kids or fans of music with a typical question: “I am 18 … 20 … 30 … 40 … 50 … 60 years, I doubt if it will work ….”
We can say with certainty that playing music is never late, but everything depends on the individual abilities. When mature students come to school to learn to play an “instrument of dreams”, we can say more likely that a person will achieve the desired result, because it is a deliberate step.
Of course, under the condition of constant study and implementation of all the recommendations of the teacher. If your baby is the age of eighteen months rhythmically shakes a rattle and enjoys listening to classical works, it’s the first victory, but for private lessons in piano, guitar or accordion, he has not yet matured enough.
For most musical disciplines this age range from 4 to 70 years old. Please note that the majority of municipal music schools are taken to educate children from 6 years of age. Of course, we have a pleasant exception, but here, again, a lot depends on the person.
In practice: the youngest student is 2 years old. We have had success in working with special groups of adults who are over 60 years old. With some disabilities…
The result is largely dependent on the diligence of the student: perseverance, involvement, and care. The oldest category of students – just over 60. In practice, the common cases were such students performed better than their younger peers. We do not practice the lessons “from under the stick” or “in that no matter what,” We are very inspired by students’ results!.
What is your experience in taking music lessons? Please do share your opinions here!