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Senior Citizens Picking Up, Dusting Off Musical Instruments

March 12, 2018

Although hard evidence is difficult to find, older Americans in recent years have increasingly embraced playing musical instruments or participating in other ways in the arts, according to Eugenia Costa-Giomi, a professor of music education at Ohio State University.

As an adult, you have the time, the money, the ability to be disciplined and the desire to play music,” she said. “There is definitely an increase in music lessons among the older population. We live longer now, lead better lives and are more capable in our older years.”

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