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Topic: Am I too old to learn piano
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Anonymous
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posted: 8/23/2004 at 2:41:39 PM ET
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Hi, I'm 13 and I've been putting off playing the piano for some years and now I'm afraid it's too late to start. My urge to play the piano came back really strong about 6 months ago when I briefly took up guitar. My brother, who plays bass, was helping me a bit, but I just couldn't find the passion. I realised then that piano is something I'd really like to learn - am I too old to start learning at 13 though?

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posted: 8/24/2004 at 1:18:23 PM ET
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No. Find a good piano teacher and get started.

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posted: 8/24/2004 at 2:04:16 PM ET
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Yeah, I think I'll do that 'cause I'm so passionate about the idea. Thanks

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posted: 8/27/2004 at 1:22:42 PM ET
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No way Josť, you are not too old to learn. Picking it up at 13 is way better than picking it up at 30. I would just advise you to be sure that the piano is the instrument you really wanna play. It is amazing what sort of things human brains can learn and remember, especially when motivated. When not motivated, I'd suggest trying to get some practice time in anyway; you'll find "Free time" or time to spend by yourself doing what you really wanna do very hard to come by when you reach MY age.

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posted: 8/27/2004 at 1:25:04 PM ET
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Yeah, my brother's been nagging at me to just find a teacher and stop worrying about my age. He said when he started learning bass he felt like he was way too old, but he says it was worth it. Thanks

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posted: 8/29/2004 at 4:02:26 PM ET
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Are ya kiddin' me?!?!?! You can do ANYTHING starting at age 13 (with the exception, perhaps, of becoming an Olympic gymnast).

I started teaching a new student a couple months ago...he's 89! He loves it and is doing great.

Go for it! Go for anything! Just pick something you're passionate about and do your best to stick it out during the good and bad times. Learning a new skill like playing piano will be much fun, but will also require patience and discipline.

It's worth it!

Best of luck to you!

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posted: 8/30/2004 at 7:59:53 AM ET
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Thanks a lot

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posted: 9/13/2004 at 11:52:34 AM ET
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not at all.as previously said, the only thing u are too old for is olympic gymnastics!!!what ever age you are if you dont work at something you wont be good, if you work at it now then you could be ahead of others starting before you in a few years!good luck

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