All right thinking people acknowledge the life enhancing power of music.

“Music fine tunes you, your perceptive powers, and gives you a new way of looking at things, a new vision. If you have music in your life, you become in tune with more things in your life, and your life becomes more beautiful, more meaningful.

And that is the greatest thing. You need not be known as a musician or anyone special. If you have music, everything is satisfied. Learn music, everything will be satisifed.”
Ustad Usman Khan

As if that weren’t enough, researchers also recognise that musical learning increases social skills and improves academic performance in other areas.

“Children who play music do better in school and in life. NAMM Research has shown that children who play or sing music regularly: do better in reading; learn coordination, goal-setting, concentration, and cooperation; are more likely to do better in maths and science because music helps build reasoning skills and cognitive development, which are important to both get along better with their peers and have higher self-esteem; are more likely to go to higher education.” Nemours Foundation

Adults also benefit greatly from either returning to lessons or realizing a long held ambition. Learning an instrument gives enjoyment, a sense of achievement and purpose, confidence and a means of escape from everyday activities.

However, it is not easy. As well as requiring muscular coordination and intellectual understanding, it demands commitment of time, effort and money. This means frequent and concentrated practice as well as regular lessons from a professional teacher.

There are many people who profess to teach music. A few are excellent, the majority are adequate and some are a disgrace.

With a good teacher the possibilities are endless and progress can be rapid.

To ensure you find someone suitable ask to see a prospective teacher’s qualifications. Nearly all good teachers are well qualified and will have one or more degrees in music as well as teaching and performing diplomas.

Older teachers should also have experience and a consistent record of good results in exams, auditions and the like.

To learn music, you need a teacher who has the knowledge and skills to help you realise your potential.

Peter Lynch is happy to teach anyone who already has a “track record”, who is passionate about music and learning, and who will invest the time and effort necessary to improve.

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