The Advantages of Flute Lessons As An Adult

You might have heard of the millennial mindset “30 is the new 20, or 40 is the new 25!”. Definitely, adults today have rekindled passions to learn new skills or re-learn an old hobby like flute lessons, for instance. People have redefined the concept of the adult age. Taking music lessons past school age or after the teenage years is now highly encouraged and supported by peers and family.


Learning to play a musical instrument is a challenging endeavor that can possibly take a toll on an adult’s work-life balance, lifestyle and responsibilities. An adult’s physical limitations that usually come with age, may be detrimental to one’s learning progress. However, these drawbacks are not the be-all and end-all of pursuing flute lessons. Singapore adult citizens are positively embracing the benefits of being an adult beginner or a returning flute student.


Here the advantages of learning to play the flute as an adult:


  1. Purchasing Power. An adult definitely has immediate access to resources that would allow him to pay for all the expenses involved in flute lessons. Some of these costs include the purchase of a good quality flute, and paying for a flute teacher. Adults can also afford supplementary learning tools like books, CDs, equipment and accessories, as well as concert events and performances.


  1. Adults can independently manage their schedules to make time for lessons and practices. They are more flexible in allocating time for supplementary activities like concerts, seminars, and workshops. They can decide for themselves and express their thoughts on the flute teacher’s teaching method, lesson difficulties, and other factors that affect their learning progress.


  1. Mental Maturity. It’s a given that adults have already attained a certain level of intellectual maturity. This makes it easier for them to understand concepts, reading materials, instructions, and other musical theory. They are more confident in expressing difficulties and asking questions. Adults are usually more investigative and can work with the teacher on exploring alternative ways of doing things. Since they are more exposed to different kinds of music and have established their own musical preferences, they are aware of what genre of music they want and find most enjoyable to play.


  1. Social Maturity. Openness and cooperation are important in the learning process. Adults can easily establish a more communicative relationship with the teacher.   He can openly discuss the level of seriousness he is willing to give to this new-found hobby or rekindled endeavor. Adults who usually enrol in music lessons do it for fun and recreation. Many of them just want to play for pleasure, minus the stress and pressure. Thus, they can discuss with their teacher their goals, expectations, pacing, and progress.


The reasons for taking up the challenge of learning to play the flute during the adult years may vary. If you are contemplating of trying it out for yourself, these reasons may inspire and motivate you. Check them out at:


Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine winner Rosalyn S. Yalow said, “as long as you’re learning, you’re not old’. In, adult students taking flute lessons are not considered too late in the game. Rather, it is seen as a reason to celebrate an important milestone that would enrich one’s quality of life.