In my private teaching, I often come across many adults who are simply passionate about learning how to play the guitar.
Despite the fact that they have to work long hours in stressful and demanding jobs, passionate adult guitar students always find a way to practice.
This is one of the reasons why I love teaching adults.
Adults make a tremendous effort and spent an enormous amount of energy on a weekly basis to master and practice their instrument.
The most incredible thing is, adults who play the guitar for their pleasure can often with enough practice (eventually) become professional guitarists.
It might take longer due to the limited amount of practice time that is available, but with dedication and persistence some adult learners do become professional!
So I would like to encourage you – if you are learning the guitar as an adult, to persevere and persist with your practice.
Your payback time is coming…
Yes, it may be a few years before you can achieve the sound and quality of playing that you hope to achieve, but it is well with the journey.
I would also like to encourage you to work alongside a guitar mentor/teacher who genuinely cares about your progress.
I have the greatest respect for you if you study the guitar whilst maintaining a demanding and successful career.
It goes to show that absolutely anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
May your efforts be well rewarded!