Can You Learn to Play an Instrument at 40? Q&A With Psychologist Gary Marcus
Have you got zero musical talent, but a burning desire to play? NYU psychologist Marcus says there’s hope for everyone.
Can someone with no musical talent learn to play guitar as an adult? That’s what New York University psychology professor Gary Marcus wanted to find out when he turned 40. Along the way, he discovered that the struggle to learn was as rewarding as playing music itself.
In honor of national Wanna Play Music Week, Healthland spoke with Marcus, author of Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning.