Maybe you weren’t composing your own masterpieces by the age of ten, but it’s never too late to pick up an instrument. Learning to play isn’t just for the young – it’s also for the young at heart.
Whether you pick up the guitar, the piano, or the trumpet, you need to be prepared to be patient with yourself as you learn and take time to practice consistently. When properly learned and practiced, the gift of music will last you a lifetime.
To help you get started with a new hobby for the new year, FunSherpa offers a variety of music classes for beginners of all ages. Here are some of the exciting music lessons that we can set you up with:
Guitar has always been one of the most popular instrument for people of all ages and skill levels to pick up. Whether you love rock & roll, country, or blues, guitar lessons will improve your acoustic, electric, and rhythm skills. Consider whether you would learn best from a group lesson or a private lesson, as both are great class options.
Piano is often the first instrument that people begin learning when interested in music. Piano lessons provide students with an excellent foundation of chords, rhythms, dynamics, and other music techniques. Piano is easier to catch on to than some other instruments, and it provides great opportunities to entertain family and friends.
Although the violin can be a little difficult to master it is a timelessly beautiful instrument that holds an important place in music and history. Violin lessons leach students how to hold the instrument, playing positions, bowing, and other instrumental basics. Introductory classes are often held in group settings, although private lessons are also available.
Don’t forget about the instrument that you already own and carry with you at all times…your voice! Voice lessons teach students how to use their whole bodies like well-tuned instruments to develop beautiful pitch and tonality. And unlike other music lessons, you won’t have to rent or any expensive equipment to practice at home on your own. Are you the next American Idol or future Hollywood star?
Still not convinced? Here are a few of the many reasons why you should take a music class and start learning a new instrument in 2014:
- Improves overall cognitive functioning
- Increases memory capacity
- Aids motor skills and coordination
- Helps you express your emotions
- Provides a relaxing form of therapy
- Teaches you discipline and perseverance
- Naturally relieves stress
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