Is it too difficult for older adults to take on learning a new musical instrument?

Is it too difficult for older adults to take on learning a new musical instrument?


Some people think you can only start music lessons as a child and if you reach adulthood it will be very challenging to take on learning a new musical instrument. At the Musication, we believe that you are never too old to teach yourself a new skill, and learning a musical instrument is not an exception. 

However, there are a number of musical instrument that older adults may find more suitable. For instance, learning how to play the Ukulele, the guitar, the piano, the recorder, and the harmonica can be better choices when you reach older adulthood. Older adults definitely benefit from taking music lessons, so they can keep their brain active and stimulated. 

Being successful with your music lessons, you should make sure to pick up the right musical instrument and also choose songs that is suitable for your learning level. Here are three tips to help you learn a new musical instrument better as an older adult: 

  1. Be organized and plan your daily practices ahead of time
  2. Hold yourself accountable
  3. Be patient with yourself 

You can learn music anywhere, and no matter if you take online music lessons, or blended music lessons, there are absolutely several advantages to taking up a musical instrument at any age, particularly as an older adult: 

  1. You boost self-esteem.
  2. You will feel much more fulfilled and find joy in life.
  3. You can keep your brain active. 

You should be aware that it takes time to adjust to the music learning process, so it is really important to be patient. While taking music lessons, the soothing power of music can be used as a very effective stress management tool. It is great to try enjoying the whole process, and having fun with your learning. It might be more challenging to take up a new musical instrument as an older adult, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t be involved with more music in your life. 

It is never too late to learn a new skill, especially if you have a deep love for it. At The Musication, we become familiar with each student personality and find a deep understanding of every student’s goal, so we can craft a personalized curriculum that best matches each student’s need.