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HIP JOINT: Music Lessons

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You’re never too old to learn how to play a musical instrument. Kenny Graves, Retail Store Manager at Music Arts in Jacksonville says adults over fifty make up about forty percent of their client base for lessons, with guitar and piano being the most popular with the demographic.

Participating in music lessons as an older adult provides many advantages. Primarily, it serves as an excellent means to keep the mind agile and involved, potentially acting as a deterrent to cognitive decline. The process of learning to play an instrument or sing fosters improvements in memory, concentration, and overall cognitive acuity.

On a physical level, engaging with musical instruments enhances fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, crucial elements in maintaining dexterity as we age. Furthermore, this creative pursuit offers a profound emotional outlet, contributing to reduced stress levels, an elevated mood, and an overall sense of well-being.

“I’ve learned one of the benefits for older students is that they get to do something they’ve always wanted to do – learn how to play an instrument. If the goal and the desire are there, they will become proficient and they love it,” Graves said.

Taking up music lessons later in life proves to be a holistic approach to a more active, enriched and fulfilling lifestyle.   

Music Lessons in Jacksonville

This is a partial listing of local instructors in our area. Conduct a Google search to find additional providers.

The Guitar Center*
9365 Atlantic Blvd. #1, Jacksonville, FL 32224
(*three area locations)

Jacksonville School of Music
12192 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246

Music Arts
10991-51 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223

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