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Am I too old to learn the violin?

Many adults have the desire to learn violin. However, there is always a fixed mindset preventing them from doing so- I am too old to learn music. Learning music is always misunderstood to be for the young. However, this is not true as adults can actually learn better than children! Adults can learn fast and in detail whereas children learn at a slower pace.

Adults often complain of having too much work and hence not enough time to practise. However, if one practises the right way and consistently, time would not be an issue. Quality matters, not quantity. In addition, taking violin classes for adults will help you to learn the violin quickly. Despite popular belief, adults are often able to pick up new skills faster than children. This is because adults understand the discipline and focus required during their adult violin lessons. On the other hand, children are playful and often take violin lessons because of their parents.

In fact, our violin teachers prefers teaching adults than children. Adult students are motivated and understand the value of time. In addition, adult violin students are learning because of their own desire, unlike some children whom learn because they are forced by their parents.

What are the advantages of learning the violin as an adult?
  • Relax your muscles. After a long day at work, it is only natural to rest and relax. The key to having a good rest is music. Music soothes and calms your muscles and brain, making it easy for you to be at ease.
  • Impress others. If you are one whom loves to awe people around you, having a talent is the answer. People are often amazed at musical skill, especially when they do not have it.
  • Learn to better manage your time. When juggling with your work life and music practice, you will learn to balance your time between the two. Being able to plan ahead is important, especially for big important projects. Taking violin classes for adults and working is difficult to manage and you will learn to better manage your schedule.
  • Learn to coordinate with others. When playing a duet or with others, you will need to coordinate and work with each other to play a perfect music song. During your violin classes for adults, your violin teacher will teach you to play in tempo with the singer. You can even practice by attending busking events! Therefore playing the violin will allow you to communicate well with people.
How long will I take to learn the violin as an adult?

This depends on the time you have to practise the violin. However, on average, a working adult taking violin classes for adults should take about 4 months. In the adult violin lessons, you will build up your basic music foundation as well as getting used to playing the violin. Having a good foundation will allow you to be able to sight read and play songs after little practice.

Sight read is the ability to play a song regardless of whether you had seen, read or listen to the music piece previously. Sight reading is a good indicator of a person’s ability to play the violin as there is no preparation beforehand.

What is the age group in the violin lessons?

There is no average age group in our adult violin lessons. However, the age of our adult students range from 20 to 60 years old! Surprisingly, our elderly students are able to learn and play better and faster than our younger adult students. This is because they are intrigued by the sound of music and have more time to practice after their violin lessons for adults.

Do I learn violin for leisure or examinations?

We advice adult students to learn violin as a hobby. However, if you wish to be a violin teacher or professional violist, our violin teachers will give you all their support as well! If you are able to learn quickly, you can skip grades to get your violin diploma sooner!

Interested in learning the violin?

For any enquiries or to sign up for our adult violin lessons, contact our violin teachers now. Please tell us your age and music experience (if any). Also, please let us know if you have a violin and the objectives of taking adult violin lessons.