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Thread #51437   Message #783821
Posted By: Peter T.
14-Sep-02 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Teaching Seniors to Play Instruments?
Subject: Teaching Seniors to Play Instruments?
I was wondering if anyone here had experience of teaching very elderly people to play instruments? (People in their 80s, say) I spend a lot of time in nursing homes these days, and there are obviously people who used to play, and don't, or struggle with the piano in the waiting room. There are singing sessions, and people who come in and play for the residents. But I am asking about getting people to play new instruments, or an instrument for the first time -- even recorders or whatever. Anyone tried? Learned any interesting lessons? yours, Peter T.