An adult learning to play the guitar, or any musical instrument for that matter may seem to be an anomaly. Far too many people assume that if you haven’t learned to play a musical instrument as a child that you will never master it as an adult. You may wonder how it can be possible when we all know that brain plasticity changes as we grow older.
We forget however that some of the most talented people in different areas of life have only emerged in later life. This is often true of artists who have had to wait for life events to take place so that they can embrace their gifts. Claude Monet and Mary Delaney are only two that should instantly come to mind. The music world is no different, with talents like Andrea Bocelli and Susan Boyle being discovered long after the accepted age of discovery.
There are many reasons why it would never be too late to learn to play the guitar. The only real impediment to learning the guitar as an adult and more so as a mature adult would be the limitations you place upon yourself.
Your body replenishes its own cells and while it may be slower to do so than when you were younger, with adequate practice, you will be able to rewire your brain to do just that – play a musical instrument.