“Am I too old to learn the piano?”
This is without doubt the most asked question I have encountered throughout my piano teaching years.
Studies have shown that the brain‘s speed and reasoning capability starts to decline by the age of 27. No wonder adults question their ability to learn the piano or any music instrument.
Eric Claption is 62 and still one hell of a blues guitarist. Chick Corea is 69 this year, but still throwing young musicians off their feet with his musical prowess.
But perhaps the most talked about is Bill Tapia, the 103 years old ukulele player,who could be the oldest performing musician in the world, and the only professional musician who has played in World War I.
Bill Tapia photo by colleeninhawaii
All these extraordinary people are just a few among many musicians who have overcomed the barrier of old age.
What most adult students fail to realize is, the main problem is NOT about AGE, but TIME ALLOCATION.
ie. Grown up nowadays are caught up with so many things in life, they could hardly find time to sit down and practise the piano an hour a day, the way they would require their child to.
Do share your thoughts, would be glad to hear them….