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It’s Never too late to Start!


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Jun 6, 2023




It’s never too late to embark on a musical journey, and at Music Works Academy we believe that music has no age limits. Whether you’ve always had a passion for music or you’re looking for a new hobby, starting music lessons as an adult can be a truly transformative experience.

Starting music lessons as An Adult

Adults are often nervous about starting lessons on a new instrument or returning to music after a long break. This is normal because as adults we have learned to live in our comfort zones. Learning music requires us to confront our fears and personal goals on a regular basis. This is why kids are so resilient in learning music because they are still learning what their comfort zones are. As adults when we feel fears about going for our goals in music we should embrace and observe the way kids learn music. They learn it with excitement and love of how music makes them FEEL It’s Awesome!

  1. Creative Outlet and Self-Expression: Music provides a unique creative outlet for adults to express themselves. Learning to play an instrument or to sing allows you to channel your emotions and thoughts into beautiful melodies. It’s a chance to explore your creativity and find your unique musical voice.

  2. Stress Relief and Emotional Well-being: Life can be stressful, and music offers a soothing escape from the daily grind. Playing an instrument or singing can help reduce stress levels, promote relaxation, and enhance overall emotional well-being. Music has a way of lifting spirits and bringing joy to our lives.

  3. Cognitive Enhancement: Learning music as an adult stimulates the brain and enhances cognitive function. It challenges your memory, attention, and problem-solving skills, improving overall mental agility. Studies have shown that playing an instrument can even delay age-related cognitive decline.

  4. Improved Focus and Discipline: Mastering an instrument requires focus, discipline, and perseverance. Taking music lessons as an adult can help improve your ability to concentrate and stay committed to a goal. It teaches you patience and the value of consistent practice, which can be applied to various aspects of life.

  5. Social Connections: Joining a music school as an adult opens doors to a vibrant community of fellow music enthusiasts. You’ll have opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, participate in group classes, ensemble performances, and even jam sessions. Sharing your passion for music with others can foster meaningful friendships and create a sense of belonging.

  6. Personal Achievement and Growth: Learning music as an adult allows you to set personal goals and experience the satisfaction of achieving them. Whether it’s learning a specific song, mastering a technique, or performing in front of an audience, each milestone reached becomes a testament to your growth and dedication. It boosts self-confidence and encourages you to push beyond your comfort zone.

  7. Enhanced Multitasking and Time Management: Music lessons require multitasking skills, as you coordinate different elements simultaneously, such as reading sheet music, playing the instrument, and maintaining rhythm. These skills can be transferred to other areas of life, improving your ability to juggle responsibilities and manage time effectively.

  8. Cultural Appreciation and Understanding: Learning music exposes you to diverse styles, genres, and cultures. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation for different musical traditions and their historical context. This exposure broadens your perspective and fosters cultural understanding.

  9. Personal Fulfillment: Engaging in music as an adult is a journey of self-discovery and personal fulfillment. It allows you to pursue a passion and immerse yourself in something that brings you joy and fulfillment. It’s an investment in your own well-being and personal growth.

No matter your age or musical background, starting music lessons as an adult is an enriching and rewarding experience. We are dedicated to supporting and guiding you on your musical journey. Our experienced teachers are committed to tailoring lessons to your specific goals and needs. So, don’t hesitate to embrace the magic of music and embark on this incredible adventure—it’s never too late to start!

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music works academy beatrice Heather Korn director

Heather Korn is a master teaching artist with a career of over 25 years teaching music students full time and preparing students for professional careers in music and the arts. She owns and operates Music Works Academy in Beatrice, Nebraska.

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