It really never is too late.
I’ve heard the following from so many people; “I can’t play guitar” or “I’m not musical enough” or “Piano just seems too… too difficult”. The above are all incorrect.
Playing a musical instrument, the way I see it, requires the 4 P’s: Patience, Persistance, Practice and Passion. These four elements should point one in the right direction for learning to play a musical instrument. Let me explain.
Patience: You won’t get it right away. It’s the “not giving up” approach that ensures your future ability to play the instrument.
Persistance: If you don’t get it right away, don’t give up or stress out over it. Be patient (see above) and try again. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Practice: Motivate yourself to practice techniques, and whatever you want to learn, on a regular basis. If you don’t get it right the first time, persist and be patient.
Passion: Ultimately, you have to really want to play the instrument. This want (or passion) will ensure that you practice, are patient and persist in learning the techniques, songs and theories you want to learn.
It’s really not all that difficult to do the above four things… and hey, it’s never too late to start. 🙂