Should You Take Piano Lessons As An Adult Or Is It Too Late?

Some people think that learning the piano when you are already an adult is too late. The reason they give is that you learn well only as a child. Perhaps the brain is too rigid or the fingers are not flexible anymore. The above are common reasons why some Singaporeans think that adult piano lessons are too late. However, that cannot be further from the truth.

In fact, there are many benefits that you get taking music lessons as an adult that a child may not have. Of course, the vice versa is true too. It is just different types of benefits.

Let me share with you some of the common benefits and disadvantages an adult piano student will experience in Singapore. You can then make your final decision by yourself. If you want a piano teacher in Singapore, look forĀ

Benefits of taking piano classes in Singapore as an adult

You decide exactly what you want to learn. Unfortunately for some children students in Singapore, they have tiger parents, and are forced to do or learn things against their free will. I do not condone that. However, thankfully for you, you are an adult. This means you can exert your free will and learn what you want. If you want to pass the ABRSM graded exams, you can tell your piano teacher to teach you that. If you want to learn how to play popular songs on the piano, then you can hire a piano tutor who does exactly that.

As an adult piano student, learning music theory is far easier than if you are for example still a pre teen student. You will likely be able to grasp complicated theory concepts quickly.

Chances are high that you work a 9-6pm job, or are self employed. Regardless of which, you will likely still have 1 or 2 days off a week. This means that you can fully focus on taking your piano lessons then. Unlike students in Singapore who have insane amounts of homework, projects and CCAs after school, you do not. There is no need to think about any of that when you are having your music lessons.

Your hand span will definitely be larger than that of yours as a child. This means that you will unlikely have any troubles with piano pieces which will require long hand span to perform well.

Disadvantages of learning the piano as an adult

Chances are, you will need to buy the piano and pay for the music teacher yourself. Unlike a child, you will need to pay for your own incurred bills and expenses.

Compared to a child during official year end school holidays, you may not have as much free time to practise on the piano for the month of November and December. This is because that is a long academic school holiday for students in Singapore, where CCAs and projects generally completely stop.

So there you go. The above are some of the advantages and disadvantages of taking piano lessons as an adult in Singapore. So what do you think? Do you want to take piano lessons as an adult in Singapore? Let me know in the comments section below! Leave a comment below.

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