It’s often believed that learning the piano from a young age is easier- but how true is this? Many adults will limit themselves after thinking they are too old to learn the skill. “Is it too hard?” “Have I missed my opportunity to learn?” “Surely there’s no point in starting now?” The answer is no! It’s never too late to learn a new skill regardless of your age, and here’s why we think learning the piano is no exception:
1) You have the discipline to motivate yourself to learn
As we grow older, our focus improves and we are able to use our self discipline to practice the developing skills. As an adult, your discipline will be a huge advantage. We are able to recognise that in order to get good at something, we must practice and therefore progress is made at a great pace as an adult.
2) You have more of a musical ear than you probably recognise!
Music is heard constantly throughout every day to day life, so by being older you’re simply more familiar with it! Even if you’ve never picked up a single instrument in your life, hearing and engaging with music stimulates the brain which will give you the foundations of musical knowledge (which you probably would never know!) Being aware of the basic structures of music will boost you when starting out.
3) Your resilience is stronger than when you were a child
Resilience is a key attribute for quite a lot in adulthood and it’s definitely put to the test more than being a child! Being able to recognise what you need to do to overcome hurdles and handle it with perseverance will go a long way when picking up this new skill.
4) Piano playing can reduce stress and anxiety for seniors
A recent study has found that playing the piano can help to reduce stress and anxiety in seniors. The study was conducted on a group of seniors for a period of two months.
The researchers found that those who played the piano experienced lower levels of stress and anxiety. They also had lower levels of depression than those who didn’t play the piano. Piano playing can be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety in senior citizens.
5) It is enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding
Learning to play the piano at any age is a rewarding experience. It will teach you how to read music and understand rhythm, which are both important skills for learning other instruments, too. You can also learn about music theory and develop your creativity.
Piano is an instrument that you can play in any setting.
Playing piano will also help with hand-eye coordination, and will boost your memory because reading notes and playing them back requires memorization.
Your brain is capable of a lot more than you may think - even more so later in life! You’ll be shocked by how many experiences will be transferrable into picking up a new skill. Learning the piano is a rewarding, empowering and challenging experience that we believe anyone should experience, no matter what age you start! There are no limits and remember, the journey is the reward.
Would you like to try a FREE taster piano lesson for adults? Contact Piano With Jayne today!