Are you too old to start music lessons?

Are you worried it’s too late to start music lessons? You need to hear an amazing fact: did you know that Brahms wrote his first symphony when he was forty years old?

Even more incredibly, Andrea Bocelli actually practiced law until his mid-thirties. He finally became a best-selling artist at the age of forty-one. *

If Brahms and Bocelli can start getting noticed at the same time most people start having a mid-life crisis, then a person who is eleven, fifteen, twenty-six or thirty-four can actually begin training with a good head start. You may not sing like Bocelli at first, but we can give you some pointers.

Fact: At Music Box, our youngest student is Four, and our oldest student is Eighty-Five!

Music Lessons with our Professional Teachers

Smarter, Faster, Stronger

It’s a scientific fact that you become smarter when you start learning music. A 2003 Harvard study revealed that the brains of musicians had a larger volume of gray matter than the brains of non-­musicians. Music lessons also improve your ability to learn other subjects, such as math and languages.

Never picked up an instrument? Don’t worry – a beginner piano or violin student can learn to play a simple song on their instrument in as little as one lesson. We’ve seen our teachers take someone from barely able to form a note, to performing confidently in front of fellow students at our year-end recitals. And their energy and mood always get a boost from the confidence they get from learning a new skill.

You can start learning guitar, or singing no matter where you are in life. The most important thing is getting started.

Don’t wait any longer! Take the next step and visit

Music Box, New Westminster’s Music School | 604 553-1176

*Footnote: We should be clear that both Brahms and Bocelli had years of training prior to becoming famous, but their stories are included here to inspire others. Remember – skill is only a small part of success; attitude makes up the majority.