Re: Is it to late to start playing guitar, after 30? please serious answers:-)
im almost 42 , i just started playing last august (2007) . ive always loved music but never took the time to learn to play guitar. now i wish i wouldve started years ago. im still at that overwhelmed stage now. i am taking lessons,but honestly my instructor seems to be more interested in showing me how good he is instead of teaching basics. ive taught myself alot and i practice all the time, i wish i had someone to play with ive always heard thats how you improve rapidly. sorry for rambling on, but play!!!! never too late while youre still breathing.
First off, my admiration goes out to you for taking up guitar at 42. I'm 41 and have been playing for as long as i can remeber. I teach guitar as well. The first thing i was taught when learning how to teach (make sense?) was not to impress the student but to inform and educate. This is the job for an instructor. If I were in your shoes I'd tactfully address your issue with your instructor (careful though, musicians have some of the most fragile egos know to mankind). If he doesn't stop wasting your time with his "showing off" then find another instructor. Also check the bulletin boards at local music stores. Many times you'll find people who are wanting a jammin' buddy. Good luck.
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