Music is the only real universal language and affects everyone in one way or another. You might have found yourself swept up in a movie scene at some point thanks to a beautiful underscoring soundtrack or could even use music to set a warming atmosphere when you want people to buy products that you're responsible for marketing. There are many people, young and old, who have a dream of learning to play an instrument and taking lessons is something you can do at any age.
Nowadays you can start to feel more like a taxi driver than a parent with all of the activities that your kids can get involved in after school and on weekends. But you only have so much time and energy to get them from your home to all of these events and it's likely that you're going to need to make some decisions on what's best for them. Music lessons are a time when they get one-on-one attention with a teacher and can learn at their own pace. It has also been proven that children that learn music can develop an increased ability to learn in other areas, including math and reading.
Once you're finally done with school and entering the workforce you might find that you all of a sudden have some extra time. Hours of school are no longer finished with all of that time in the library and at home doing research and assignments. Between working and errands, you might be longing for a hobby to take up some of your new leisure time. Learning to play the piano or guitar can be a great way to spend that time.
While we may not be in school forever that certainly does not mean that we lose our desire to learn new things. Everyone from working professionals to retirees are discovering the happiness that can come from learning to play your own music. You could start your own band with others around your neighborhood or play with your kids in the evening to help keep them practicing. There are many people who regret never having taken lessons when they were younger but you should remember that it's never too late. You could head to a private class on the way home from work or even join an adult community band.