Clayton Perlman spends much of each day managing his business; devoting himself to overseeing his team and ensuring everything is operating as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
When he isn’t busy answering phone calls, sifting through paperwork or answering employee questions, however, Perlman can often be found strumming away on his guitar, a pastime he has enjoyed throughout much of his life.
Though he may have learned to play guitar long ago, Clayton Perlman knows that it’s never too late to pursue one’s fascination with the instrument. If you’ve been considering tapping into your inner rocker, there are a few things you should probably know:
You’re never too old to start. Whether you’re 17 or 57, it’s never too late to pick up a guitar. Though the act of learning may sometimes be frustrating or intimidating, there is nothing quite as rewarding as powering out a song you’ve been spent days, weeks or months practicing.
You have options. When looking for the right instrument to begin your playing career, it’s important to know that you have plenty of choices right out of the gate. Whether it’s rockin’ out on an electric guitar and blasting sound through your home, spending a quiet evening plucking away on an acoustic or composing a masterful Zappa-esque tune on something more unique, you have many choices with which to pursue your new hobby.
Playing guitar requires discipline, creativity and coordination, skills you can develop along the way. Devoting yourself to the guitar, whether you play seven days or week or practice just once a month, can provide you confidence and allow you to hone skills you never knew you had.