Young and old, all it takes to become a beginner is to start! For very young students, Matt urges parental involvement to ensure positive growth.
It is never too late to start learning.
For students who have experience with scales, a variety of chords, sight reading, and growing repertoire, taking the next steps involves exploring your musical voice and developing theory skills.
Improv, solid rhythm, melodies, strong repertoire, practice routine, and performance experience are skills characteristic of advanced students. Mastery of fundamentals is an important aim for students looking to excel.