If you’re considering learning to play an instrument, but are a bit nervous about taking the plunge or worried you may be too old to start, you should absolutely read this article. It is written from the perspective of a cello teacher, but it is 100% applicable to learning any instrument, including tin whistle and flute:
It’s Never Too Late to Pick Up an Instrument—Here are 5 Tips for Adult Beginners – by Miranda Wilson
I totally agree with Miranda’s perspective here. As the article says, it is important for teachers to recognise that adult learners have different challenges than children and younger people, and need to progress at their own pace with the right kind of support.
I have been teaching tin whistle and flute to adults for many years, and have never yet taught anyone who could NOT learn and progress with time, effort and a bit of nurture. I strongly believe learning to play music should be a fun endeavor in itself, and as a teacher I always approach it in that way. I always take it at your pace, teaching technique and repertoire incrementally, so that you’re always making progress and never feel disheartened.
So, after reading the above, if you’re thinking of learning to play Irish music on whistle or flute, and think you might be brave enough to have a few lessons to start you off, why not get in touch? Contact Bev
Some of the brave and talented adult learners at my last tin whistle workshop for Folkus