37 Years as an engineer that traveled a LOT never allowed me to indulge myself by learning guitar. Now that I’ve retired and we’re not raising a family, I decided to ignore that fact that I’m 68+ years of age and give it an honest effort. Justin’s lesson plan has never made me feel rushed, so I’m enjoying even the early efforts! With luck, my granddaughter will become my study buddy - and she’ll likely easily surpass my efforts in no time at all.
In any case, glad to be part of this group!
Hi Doug. Welcome to the community. I’ve got a couple of years on you, but similar path… Engineering career, retired, east coast of the US (though much farther north), and grandchild that I would like to infect with a love of music and maybe get a jam buddy
I spent 43 years in Construction as an Equipment Cost Mgr. and have been retired for 13 yrs. I first learned to play (altho some people would have disputed that claim at the time) over 50 yrs ago when I was in the Military. I continued to play for a few years after I got out then gave it up for a while. Now that I’m retired with some time on my hands, I have picked it up again.
It’s nice to finally have time to work on a new passion, isn’t it? I think playing guitar is a great way to bond with our younger family members. There are pros and cons at every age, so I’ll bet you and your granddaughter will each have things to learn from each other. Anyway, nice to meet you, Doug!
I started at 67 after retiring. Six years later I describe myself as a fairly competent garage-band rhythm guitar player. It still fills a couple of hours every afternoon. As long as I keep my goals and expectations realistic, it’s a satisfying pastime. I’m not going to be Clapton, and that’s okay, because even Clapton has acknowledged that, at his age, he’ll never be as good as he once was.