More and more seniors are now choosing to learn how to play
At TrueFire, we offer the most comprehensive library of online guitar lessons, and many of our students are over the age of 50. We’ve crafted our curriculum in a way that makes it easy for students who have never played
It is well known that music lessons give younger students learning advantages in school. Now, more recent research shows that
Guitar Lessons on Cognitive and Motor Skills
“Making music is one of the most difficult human accomplishments,” says Eckart Altenmüller, German neurologist and director of the Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine in Hannover.
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Research shows: the longer people actively play music, the better their cognitive performance in old age. You’re never too old to learn how to play
A study by Jennifer Bugos, an assistant professor of music education at the University of South Florida, studied the impact of music lessons on adults between the ages of 60 and 85. Her research shows that just six months of music lessons improved memory, verbal fluency, information processing, planning ability, and other cognitive functions.
Also, a study by Claudia Spahn, a German doctor for Musicians’ Medicine and director of the Freiburg Institute for Musicians’ Medicine, shows that playing an instrument protects against loneliness and depression.
Emotional and Social Benefits of
With age, people feel increasingly lonely and as though they’re no longer needed. Guitar lessons are a great way to meet new people, for example, the music teacher or a group of other guitarists. There are also many opportunities for anyone who plays music or is interested in music to participate in cultural life and meet like-minded people.
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