Learn Guitar in Philadelphia
It’s never too late to learn!
Something a lot of people ask themselves when they are considering taking up the guitar is, “am I too late?” Many regret not having learned an instrument at school or not having stuck it out if they did try and learn. Some worry that they will now find it too difficult. The implication here is that learning to play an instrument is easier for children than adults. However, is this really true?
A guitar teacher in Philadelphia will tell you that they’ve taught many hundreds of guitarists of all ages. Some have been playing guitar for many years and some are complete beginners. Many teachers will tell you that there is no relationship between age and ease of learning an instrument. Some children learn quicker than others and some adults learn quicker than others. There is no correlation.
More significant than age in learning to play the guitar is how much time a person is willing and able to put into learning the required skills and material. Adults are filled with many different commitments and most children have more free time. Another factor is how the lessons are paid for. An adult may find guitar lessons too expensive and may quit in order to save money. A child may not have to worry about this because their parents are putting their child’s needs over their own.
If it’s never too late to learn the guitar, are there any advantages to learning as an adult? Yes, of course! Adults are generally far better at knowing what they really want. Most children will try out numerous hobbies and interests in the span of just a year or two. If you take up the guitar as an adult, chances are that you’ve had plenty of time to think about it. As long as you can put aside the time, and financial concerns don’t interfere too much, then you are more likely to commit to it long term and find the experience a fulfilling one.
One other benefit of learning guitar as an adult is that adults are familiar with a great deal more music than most children. Being taught music you already know and love is often more satisfying than being taught music you do not know by artists you have never heard of. Entire styles of music may be unfamiliar to a child.
Music theory is also very fundamental in taking a person’s musicality to new levels and this requires time, which most adults have the patience for in order to become better. Many technical concepts in music such as harmony and rhythms require a level of mathematical ability that is beyond what most children can comprehend.
If you are looking to take guitar lessons, no matter what your age is, understand that age isn’t always the deciding factor in certain situations. If you are looking to learn as an adult take lessons from a guitar teacher in Philadelphia. Take them from David Joel. David offers one on one classes and understands that everyone learns differently and at different paces.