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Barbara J Edelman

September 29, 2007 - 7:50 PMReply to this message
Hello,

I just found your site, and I'm looking for someone who can teach me how to play the mandolin. I inherited it from my aunt and it's currently being repaired/restrung.

When I was a young teen, I took about a year's worth of piano lessons, but was completely intimated by my older brother who has lots of talent; can pick up any instrument and play it; and has a lovely singing voice. Now that I'm a senior with some time on my hands, although I have some caretaking responsibilities for my 90 year old Dad, I am motivated to learn.

If you are a senior taking music lessons for the first time, please share your experience. Was it difficult? Did you read music when you started? How are you doing now?

Thanks!



 

Unknown User

November 6, 2007 - 11:47 AMReply to this message
Hello Barbara,
Glad to have a senior aboard. Although I am a teacher, I have this to say: Not to fret - the oldest student I have had was 79 years old when he started violin lessons. He just wanted to be able to play in church. He also played in a student recital, and he was so proud! Congratulations to you. Don't give up. I'm sure you will find a teacher soon.

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On September 29, 2007 - 7:50 PM, Barbara J Edelman wrote :
> Hello,
>
> I just found your site, and I'm looking for someone who can teach me how to play the mandolin. I inherited it from my aunt and it's currently being repaired/restrung.
>
> When I was a young teen, I took about a year's worth of piano lessons, but was completely intimated by my older brother who has lots of talent; can pick up any instrument and play it; and has a lovely singing voice. Now that I'm a senior with some time on my hands, although I have some caretaking responsibilities for my 90 year old Dad, I am motivated to learn.
>
> If you are a senior taking music lessons for the first time, please share your experience. Was it difficult? Did you read music when you started? How are you doing now?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
>
 

Diane Quick

January 11, 2008 - 8:21 PMReply to this message


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On September 29, 2007 - 7:50 PM, Barbara J Edelman wrote :
> Hello,
>
> I just found your site, and I'm looking for someone who can teach me how to play the mandolin. I inherited it from my aunt and it's currently being repaired/restrung.
>
> When I was a young teen, I took about a year's worth of piano lessons, but was completely intimated by my older brother who has lots of talent; can pick up any instrument and play it; and has a lovely singing voice. Now that I'm a senior with some time on my hands, although I have some caretaking responsibilities for my 90 year old Dad, I am motivated to learn.
>
> If you are a senior taking music lessons for the first time, please share your experience. Was it difficult? Did you read music when you started? How are you doing now?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
>
 

Diane Quick

January 11, 2008 - 8:23 PMReply to this message
Hi, I don't know if you are still looking for a Mandolin teacher, and what area? There is one in the Seattle area, look under Kaleidoscope School of Music, Alan Jacobson, the exact city is Issaquah.

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On September 29, 2007 - 7:50 PM, Barbara J Edelman wrote :
> Hello,
>
> I just found your site, and I'm looking for someone who can teach me how to play the mandolin. I inherited it from my aunt and it's currently being repaired/restrung.
>
> When I was a young teen, I took about a year's worth of piano lessons, but was completely intimated by my older brother who has lots of talent; can pick up any instrument and play it; and has a lovely singing voice. Now that I'm a senior with some time on my hands, although I have some caretaking responsibilities for my 90 year old Dad, I am motivated to learn.
>
> If you are a senior taking music lessons for the first time, please share your experience. Was it difficult? Did you read music when you started? How are you doing now?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
>
 

Rebecca Price

January 13, 2008 - 9:07 PMReply to this message
Dear Barbara,

You are only as "old" as you believe yourself to be. If you think about it, you may have skills and abilities at this point in your life you didn't seem to have as a child. I have a great studnt who is 70ish, and obviously has memory issues in his "brain", but he is one of the best students I have and he feels rewarded by his studies and growth. I also worked briefly with a 94 year old woman who wanted lessons, but ended up being quite unreliable. I think she was feeling her age, but she was worrying about being sick 5 days before her lesson, and would cancel too early. I encouraged her to join a group at a senior center, and I think she is very happy. So I would work with any senior, just so long that they have a positive attitude, communicate honestly with a teacher and of course pay on time. I hope you find exactly the learning situation that you need!



Miss Becky Price
 

Steven Sweeney

April 6, 2008 - 6:38 PMReply to this message
 

Steven Sweeney

April 6, 2008 - 6:43 PMReply to this message
I may be able to do a better job of making the Homespun URL linkable. Let me try here: www.homespun.com
 

Steven Sweeney

April 6, 2008 - 6:45 PMReply to this message
For some reason, that just returns you to this page. Paste www.homespun.com into your browser.
 

Ronald Binder

April 15, 2012 - 9:36 AMReply to this message
I'm 80 years old and would like to play the saxophone have no prior exp. reading or playing---bought a vito sax made in japan and lesson book is is there teacher that can assist me on the internet suggesting how best to proceed. thank you in advance for your help rjbin@aol.com
 

Unknown User

April 11, 2013 - 9:38 AMReply to this message
Hi everyone, I just want to share it with anyone interested in learning the basic and fundamentals of music notation.
Here are 10 links to lesson videos, material for over a month so that you can start studying understanding the foundation of it all!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUx62mns3cg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjFxMgiDXu4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9QCPWizGo4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzrj8mSGxqo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaIK8Dd0lg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaIK8Dd0lg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvAR0uRAV5c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYok9iKBpag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZdRMMyXBCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x74Zhx8b6Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VQcAInp__0
Enjoy!!
 
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