UncategorizedThe benefits of learning an instrument as an adult

Is it possible to learn an instrument as an adult? Won’t this be a painful, difficult experience if you’ve never learned music or sung before? There are metaphors in other cultures such as if you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing. So while learning anything new is challenging at the beginning, it gets easier. There’s something humbling and refreshing and exciting about beginner’s mind, about learning new things as an adult.

Free your music and come alive! Ignite your creativity through private sessions in voice, didgeridoo, djembe, Arabic tambourine, piano, harmonium, Native flute, harmonica and more.

Learning music is a great way to stave off dementia and Alzheimers and builds new neural pathways in your brain. It connects the right and left hemispheres of your brain. It makes you happy by both energizing and relaxing you. It increases your confidence. Tones your muscles. Helps you release emotions and transform them. Is creative and joyful. In short, it’s super good for your health. It’s fun!

Everything new is quite difficult at the beginning because you’ve never done it before. But the learning curve quickly becomes less steep. I have found that didgeridoo and drums are quite easy for beginners to learn. Native flute and harmonium are also not difficult to pick up. Harmonica is not hard either. Stringed instruments and piano tend to be harder (two hands doing different things).

If you have always wanted to learn to sing or learn an instrument, just do it! Get rid of those voices that you heard as a kid that you were tone deaf or didn’t have natural talent or whatever other negative message and reclaim your voice and creativity and joy.

Photos by Alison Christiana, Stani Photography, Gaby Esensten, Graham Holoch, Rucha Chitnis, Jamil Hellu, Awake Storytelling, Caitlin Hannan, Kai Lai

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