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93-year-old retired doctor learning new tricks on guitar

A retired Minnesota doctor is proving that you're never too old to learn something new.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (WTHR) - A retired Minnesota doctor is proving that you're never too old to learn something new.

Dr. David Dines first picked up a guitar more than 70 years ago after he got out of the Marine Corps. Now 93, the retired pulmonologist at the Mayo Clinic told his guitar teacher he wanted to learn music that would challenge him.

"He's the best student you could hope for, exactly what you hope for in a guitar student, Ben Gateno told KTTC-TV.

Impressed with his oldest student's skills, Gateno asked Dines if he wanted to record an album for his family for Christmas. The result was 16 songs recorded by the duo from inside Dines' home at the Charter House in Rochester, Minnesota.

"When you get old you gotta have things to do to keep your mind up so that you just don't fade away," Dines said.

And to keep his mind in top shape, Dines is already working on a second album.

"I'm a great believer in happiness and playing the guitar really gives me happiness," he said.