Top 5 Challenges for the Adult Music Student and How to Overcome Them
The reasons adults have trouble making time to learn sound strangely familiar... as in, "why I could never sing."
Writing on publisher Alfred Music's blog, Dave Issacs highlights self-defeating beliefs of many adult learners.
- I should have started when I was a kid.
- I’m not talented, I just like music.
- I don’t need to be that good.
- I know how to do that already.
- I don’t have enough time.
Which, when you think about it, are almost identical to the reasons (excuses? dodges? flight responses?) we often hear when we ask people to sing with us:
- I never sang in choir.
- I'm tone deaf.
- I just sing in the shower... no one wants to hear me sing.
- I could never learn that.
- I don't have enough time.