“…When Margo Thorning was a high school student in the late 1950s, she liked to play bongo drums while listening to jazz records, but it never occurred to her to take a drum lesson. She attended college, raised two sons, and worked as a senior economic policy adviser for a Washington think tank. All the while, the urge to beat out a rhythm persisted. So three years ago, at age 70, she started taking lessons,” says Tara Bahrampour from the Washington Post, in a recent article
In case you missed it, this Washington Post article confirms that more older adults than ever are learning a new musical instrument, and they are experiencing success and pleasure from doing so (and improving their brain function at the same time!) This article is a must read if you are thinking of taking up a musical instrument at midlife…and it is very encouraging– it appears that life experience (which is not in short supply) comes in handy.
So read more here, and call that music teacher!