Classes for Adults
“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
In addition to being fun, learning to play music has a wide range of benefits including improving memory and muscle coordination. Even if you didn’t get a chance to learn music as a child, it is never too late to start!
1. Choose Music You Like
When you decide to learn music, choose an instrument and music that you already like. If you choose something you like the sound of and are interested in, this makes it easier to stay motivated to practice and makes practicing more fun!
2. Set Goals
Set realistic goals for what you want to learn and how much time you’re able to spend practicing. Goal setting helps keep you focused and lets you more easily track your improvements.
3. Consistent Practice
The best way to meet your goals is to practice consistently.
Set a practice schedule to help you keep up with your learning.
4. Listen Yourself
When we’re playing, it can be hard to focus on all aspects of our music making and really listen to the sound. Recording yourself and listening back to the recording will let you focus on the sound you are creating.
5. Study Music Theory
Music theory will help you make sense of the melodies and chords in your piece, thus making them easier to learn, and you may see similarities in musical structures as you learn more pieces.
6. Perform for Other People
Performing for other people is a fun way to show what you’ve learned. The more you practice performing, the better and more comfortable it will feel, whether it is with a group or by yourself.
7. Be Patient
Please be patient. Don’t be disappointed or frustrated if you can’t get the great results in a short amount of time. Learning something new takes time.