In my humble opinion, the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a self-fulfilling prophecy. For some reason, many adults believe they are beyond the age to learn anything worth the effort. They are content to run the rat race daily and fall into the rut of complacency. Of course, this problem is quite evident when it comes to learning music. I wish I had a nickel for every adult who told me, “I wish I would have stuck with music lessons as a child.” My response is usually, “Who said you can’t take them up again?” They immediately give me a look like I have three heads! They continue, “Taking music lessons as an adult is just too difficult and not worth the effort. Besides, I don’t have the time.” Really? Here are some solid arguments against that logic.
Can you learn music as an adult? You bet you can! Is it worth the time? Well, judging by the declining quality of television content these days, my guess is that replacing a TV show with a music lesson would have tremendous benefits! When it comes to music, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.