Learning Music In RetirementWhy You Should Learn to Play an Instrument in Retirement!
You’re Never Too Old to Start Taking Music Lessons.
Resonance School of Music offers awesome experiences for those wanting to learn a musical instrument in retirement.
If you think you’re too old to learn a musical instrument, think again at Resonance School of Music we have a rich community of retirees that are making music. Although childhood is often touted as the best time to learn a different language and with music included, retirement can be an ideal time to enroll yourself in lessons.
Not only do retirees have more time on their hands, but learning an instrument can still yield a variety of benefits. From enhancing your memory to boosting your mood, here are a few reasons why you should learn to play an instrument in retirement and why Resonance School of Music is the best Community Music School to Join.
Music is A Stress Reducer
Whether you listen to classical music in the bath or enjoy listening to jazz while cooking dinner, listening to music can work wonders to calm you down and improve your mood. According to researchers, those effects are amplified when you’re the one responsible for creating those soothing melodies. Sitting down with an instrument is a great way to blow off steam, and some retirees even use music as a therapeutic tool.
Music Can Improve Memory and Hearing
In 2011, Northwestern University studied musicians between the ages of 56-65 and found that their auditory memory and ability to hear speech in noisy environments were better than their non-musician counterparts. The reason? According to researchers, music training actually fine-tunes the nervous system, leading to sharper hearing and retention. Not only that, but learning music is one of the best mental workouts available–like Sudoku on steroids. When you learn something new, whether it be music or another language, the area of the brain that’s involved with memory and concentration is stimulated. Plus, cognitively challenging activities are proven to have a positive effect on warding off Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
You’ll Meet New People
Life as a retiree can be challenging from a social perspective. Many individuals of retirement age are dealing with empty nest syndrome, and some may have even lost a partner or been through a divorce. Even if you don’t enroll in group lessons, you’ll still have a chance to meet new people. At Resonance School of Music our studios throw parties, open mic nights, or recitals so our students can mingle and get to know each other. Although your main interaction will be with your music teacher, after a while you’ll begin to meet other musicians who share a passion for your instrument or the style of music you play. Whether you invite your friends and family members to play with you, perform at community events, or learn an instrument with your grandchild, learning music is a great way to bond with those around you.
Music Can Kill Boredom
If you’re newly retired and aren’t living in a retirement home with tons of activities to take part in, ennui can quickly set in. Think about it: you’re accustomed to working 40+ hours a week, and now you have all that extra time to yourself. Unfortunately, those feelings of boredom aren’t as trivial as they may seem, and they can lead to restlessness, depression, physical deterioration, and loneliness if left “untreated.”. Playing a musical instrument is a great way to focus on something new and alleviate some of the boredom from everyday retirement life, which can be as dull as it is relaxing. Some people might look at learning how to play a musical instrument as an activity that’s best done when still a child, but when it comes to music therapy for retirees, it’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument.
Resonance School Of Music and Learning in Retirement
Private Lessons for Retirees
Private lessons through the Community Music School at Resonance are taught by our private lesson faculty. Students are able to take lessons on your own time. Students can purchase lesson blocks that can be used when you have time at any Resonance School of Music studio. This allows you to work around your busy schedule and come in when you can. All lesson blocks are purchased in bulk and are non-refundable. You can book all your private sessions online.
Private lesson offerings
- Bass Guitar
Private lessons are tuition based and students are billed monthly. The prices below reflect the monthly cost for once a week lessons.
- 30 minute Lesson $130 (price per lesson $35)
- 60 minute Lesson $240 (price per lesson $65)