Older adults shouldn’t take singing lessons? Nonsense!
Some old wives’ tales never go away. One such tale is the idea that we grow older to a point where we become unteachable. Not only CAN older adults take singing lessons, but I have three reasons why you SHOULD!
Reason #1 for adult singing lessons: Older adults make better learners.
There are real advantages to pursuing a new skill later in life…
- Most likely, you have a better big-picture view of how things progress than you did when you were younger.
- You’re also less likely to stress the little things and more inclined to put time and energy into activities you enjoy.
- You also likely have a self-awareness that you didn’t have when you were younger.
All these things are huge advantages when developing new motor skills.
Reason #2 for adult singing lessons: Pursuing a passion makes you happier, healthier, and keeps your brain sharp.
The data is in. There is a multitude of physical and emotional benefits that come from singing, like:
- Lowered stress
- Boosted immunity
- Improved mental health
- Improved memory
- Improved brain function
Plus, pursuing a passion adds purpose, fulfillment, adventure, challenge, and fun to your life!
Reason #3 for adult singing lessons: You deserve to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
If you’re like most adults who consider singing lessons, you first found joy in singing when you were younger. But for whatever reasons, family, job, etc… you didn’t pursue it. Now you have two options, decide it’s too late for you and walk away, or commit to going after something you love before it’s really no longer an option (you can’t do it from six feet under. Just saying!)
I’ve helped countless older learners pursue their singing dreams. Some are getting solos in their church choirs. Others are gigging out in public venues. Like Leonard, here!
How did he do it?
He embraced the athlete mentality. Which means, he
- learned how his body works to sing
- worked out his voice to strengthen the muscles involved in singing
- developed the right motor skills and motor habits
- and did these things with patience and persistence
And what’s THE most important truth to embrace regarding the athlete mentality?
You don’t have to be born with it!
Just like you don’t have to be born a jogger/bicyclist/soccer player to become one, you don’t have to be born a singer. The right adult singing lessons will train you to become the singer-athlete of your dreams.
So, how can you get started today?
Become a Singer-Athlete and try the first module of the Singer-Athlete Workout Program for absolutely FREE! You don’t even need to enter credit card information. Just enter your email and you’ll be taken directly to the module. Check it out!