Can anyone learn to play an instrument?

From Dr Naomi Woo’s Garden Talk “What is the power of silence?
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Yes! It is generally possible for anyone to learn to play an instrument with sufficient practice and dedication. Some people may be able to pick up an instrument and start making music relatively quickly, while others may need to practice for many hours over an extended period of time before they are able to play with a high level of skill. In general, the key to becoming proficient at an instrument is to practice regularly and consistently, set achievable goals, and seek out guidance from a teacher or someone else who is experienced.

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