Who Stopped the Music?


in Learning Music

Many people who come to music lessons have had trouble getting there, especially adults.

For some, beginning lessons was something they always wanted to do but never got around to, while others just think they won’t be any good at it.

Some of the many reasons we give ourselves for not pursuing music are:

  • Often people are scared to put themselves in a one-on-one learning situation
  • Find finances to pay for lessons are an issue
  • Limited time
  • Unable commit to practice.

However, all of these reasons can be overcome with some imagination and investigation. 

So, what is it that really stops us learning music?

Often it is our past experiences.

I haven't met a child that didn't like music.  We can always find something in music we like and like it so much that we want to participate in it because it feels good.

For many, the experience of having lessons turned music into a difficult, competitive, scary, not fun, slow and even boring process!

Worse than that, began the idea that the practice of music was only for the “talented” or “gifted”.  An idea which in actuality couldn't be further from the truth! and….


The good feeling associated with music was turned into a negative feeling.

Therefore, it is very important that you or your children encounter positive learning experiences with music.

Your lessons should be:

  • inspiring
  • enjoyable, and,
  • include good communication between you and your teacher.

If this is not the case, my advice is not to give up on music but try different teachers until you find someone who makes music feel good for you.

This could mean the difference between you or your child living with an unfulfilled desire or possessing an activity you can engage in and enjoy for the rest of your life.

The Benefits of Learning Music

Learning and practicing music:

  • Provides a space to experience a quietness within, like a meditation.
  • Connection with other people in a fun and creative way.
  • A never-ending source of interest.
  • Expands intelligence.
  • Pushes the boundaries of what one thinks he/she is capable of and one is actually capable of.
  • Demonstrates that with consistency one can achieve their goals.
  • Teaches patience with one’s development and what it means to actually master something.

So, ask yourself:

“What is stopping me from learning music and pursuing my dream?”

  • Is it a real barrier or can I find some other way?
  • Is it because of my past experiences and if so, what can I do to change this in the future?
  • Is it because I believe I am not talented enough? Should I let this belief stop me from trying?

Also, it is good to have realistic expectations of learning music.  


There Are Only Three Truths you Need to Know About Learning Music:

  1. You already have music within you.
  2. You do not need to possess a special talent, you just need to do it.
  3. With persistence, consistency and time you can accomplish anything.

 Lisa Brown, has 20+ years of teaching and performing experience and has developed a method of training which caters to individual needs for students and teachers of music. Her focus is on teaching students how to practice with the development of a Practice Diary so that learning can continue long after lessons stop. 


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