Sydney Singing Lessons Myth #7: I’m Too Old/Young To Learn To Sing?
At Sydney Singing Lessons we know that we do change as we age, but it’s also true that our singing voices don’t mature until we’re in our 30s. It’s like any muscle – the more you use it the stronger it gets. Our singing team love yoga and some of the most flexible bodies we see in our classes are in their 70s and 80s.
But here’s something interesting… Sydney Singing Lessons have students who are still in their early 20s who say they feel they have left it TOO LATE. How strange we humans are.
We have a tendency to procrastinate and shelve our most cherished dreams. Then the pressures of life take us on a path and before we know it we’re getting on in years then the saying ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ becomes our mantra.
But the latest brain research has good news for all of us. Until recently, common belief was that adult brains are ‘hard-wired’, that brain function could not be improved and worse, brain performance inevitably declines with age. That has been proved incorrect. Now with the discovery of ‘Neuro-Plasticity’, considered one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century, the truth has been uncovered: the brain can rewire itself throughout our lives. The brain forms new nerve cells and neural connections as we move, learn and experience life. And this happens regardless of age. So what does this mean for me Sydney Singing Lessons?
Here’s a secret that some of the happiest people on earth have discovered. It’s never too late to use the time you have now to do what you’ve always wanted to do. If you’ve been dreaming of singing for a few years but you fear you’ve left it too late then do yourself a favour – grab that phone and give the team at Sydney Singing Lessons a call! Treat yourself to some great vocal coaching this week!
One things for sure…you’re not going to get any younger. So seize the day! And feel free to leave your comments below too – we love to know what you think of our Sydney Singing Lessons tips and myths!
Anne Maree Wilshire, Sydney Singing Lessons.