Am I Too Old to Learn Guitar?

by andres
(Bogota, Colombia)

Hi,I´m 31 years old and recently started playing guitar ( about 2 months ago).I was wondering if I´m too old to become a good guitar player.


Hi, Andre--

The answer is a great big NO--NEVER! I have taught students in their 40's-80's with great success. Music is a timeless gift.

Look at it this way--in 20 years you are going to be 51 whether you play guitar or not. Wouldn't you rather have 20 years of guitar playing in your life?

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Best Wishes

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Sep 08, 2022
Answer -
by: Anonymous

No - NEVER TOO OLD! Keep on playing!

Jul 23, 2010
Am I Too Old to Learn Guitar?
by: Cleveland Slim

In my experience most good or great players don't talk about it much. Instead they play.

Oct 08, 2009
Never too late!
by: Barbara Jensen

Hey, I started to learn the drums after my son decided he didn't want to play them anymore and I was older than you. Now, I am playing gigs with an all-female band and the best part is our lead guitarist is my daughter.

I too thought I may have been too old to start learning an instrument...but I'm so glad I continued on. The support I receive from younger and older musicians is well worth the effort I put in, and being apart of the 'music community' is a ton of fun.

Continue on and enjoy every moment of it. :-)




Thanks so much for your comment. Playing music really is a blessing at ANY age!


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