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Old 02-05-2014, 08:06 AM   #8
C. Martin
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Default Re: Thread about adult learners

As a cocky youth I had a dim view of adult learners, maybe because as a youth I had a dim view of adults!

Now, with more grey in my hair, and much more experiance with adult learners, I am pretty convinced that most adults can learn to play pretty much any tune they want.

In short, never short change yourself in learning the pipes. It is all about practice and determination. You may have to play those jigs slower than the kids next to you but, you can still play and enjoy them.

What I've also found is that adults truly appreciate the little breakthroughs in learning and get a lot more enjoyment out of the process while the kids just expect the results and want to just get on to the next challenge.
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