Is It Too Late to Learn Guitar?

Learning a new skill can be a little bit intimidating. With any new activity or hobby, you'll have to get past a learning curve. But, learning a new skill or hobby gives you a fun way to spend your time and get creative.

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments to learn, second only to the piano. If you really want to learn to play the guitar, you should go for it! Some people have ideas that may be holding them back though, like their age.

Am I Too Old to Learn Guitar?

If you're wondering if you can learn guitar at any age, the answer is simple — yes! You're never too old to learn to play the guitar. Some teachers have students broad age ranges, from children as young as four or five to seniors.

In fact, there are lots of benefits to learning the guitar when you're older, such as having:  

  • More Time: When you're younger, you have a lot of stuff going on! You have to go to school and do your homework, see your friends and participate in other extracurricular activities, too. As an adult, you have a more regular schedule and more time to devote to things you want to do.
  • More Resources: With more disposable income, buying a guitar and other equipment you need won't be an issue. You can also sign up for regular lessons from a reputable teacher in your area. Or, you can use other resources to learn — there are tons of great, and often free, learning tools on the Internet you can take advantage of.
  • Better Time Management: Adults are often more disciplined and better at time management. If you're really excited to learn the guitar, it will feel more like a privilege than a chore to play.

 If you're worried about being too old to learn the guitar, try not to worry! Lots of people like you are trying something new a little later in life. As you can see, there are actually more things in your favor to learn than against you!

 All You Need Is Motivation

If you have the desire to learn, you should give it a try. Even if some factors are working against you, you can make it happen with some planning and organization. The only thing you need to get started is the right motivation — and of course, your guitar.

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bananas at Large is the place to get started. We have a wide selection of Yamaha acoustic and electric guitars, as well as a variety of other instruments. And, you can take lessons with us, too! Our teachers are some of the best in the area.

Stop by one of our two locations — Santa Rosa or San Rafael — to learn more.

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