Many people consider learning an instrument as an adult. If you’re thinking about it then just do it. Some may say this and some may say that but if you want to learn music then learn. You don’t have to be the best at something to become well educated and well trained. Before you decide whether you want to play guitar, piano, drums, violin or whatever, there is a something you must establish. That something is how much time you will dedicate to practicing everyday. This is something that you must be realistic with. Don’t just say that you will practice an hour a day without realizing what type of commitment that is. You can always add time to your practice later. The main thing is that you have to set a manageable amount of time that you can and will practice. The key is to make your practice a normal part of your life. If you do it everyday then 15 minutes will soon not be enough time because the better you are the more you’ll enjoy it. The more you enjoy it, the less you will notice how much time is going by while doing it.
If you’re shopping for an instrument but haven’t nailed down a plan for a practice routine then we need to back up a bit. Many people buy an instrument with great intentions. It’s okay to fantasize about being on stage and performing with the band of course. If you’re serious about learning though, then figure out your practice time and space and commit to it. That is the only way that you will progress and learn to play a musical instrument. Staying organized and stay consistent and you will see results.
Private lessons are a vehicle for success with music. Most people will benefit greatly from having lessons 30 minutes – 60 minutes in length weekly. More important than the material learned is the critique you’ll get from having individual music instruction. You can save quite a deal of time by avoiding bad habits and pit falls while learning your musical instrument.
Grosse Pointe Music Academy Music Teachers are University Trained with most holding Degrees in the instruments they are teaching. This ensures that no critical part of the musical learning process is inadvertently omitted from the instruction you receive. Our teachers are capable of teaching those that want to become professionals as well as those just looking for a new hobby. We are committed to helping you reach your goals in music!
by Henry Bahrou
Grosse Pointe Music Academy Staff