National Learn to Play Day
Music for All, the charity of the UK musical instrument industry has announced the first, annual, National Learn to Play Day taking place on March 31st, 2012.
On this day, the UK's musical instrument shops will open their doors and offer free instrument "taster" lessons to the general public.
There are 15 million people in the UK that either want to play an instrument or used to play one. The Day is designed to welcome people into music shops and to inspire them to get playing. People are often surprised to discover that they ARE musical and simply need a musical "experience" to get them inspired to start playing.
The Day will offer free lessons on a variety of instruments, supported by music teachers and additional guidance on getting started learning to play music. The UK's instrument manufacturers will also be supporting the event with staff, instruments and special offers.
Paul McManus, Chief Executive of Music For All commenting on the event said, "Music for All knows how much music can change and enrich people's lives. We are hosting the annual Learn to Play Day to allow as many people as possible to experience the wonderful world of making music".
The charity is also proud to have partnered for the event with the Musicians' Union, Arts Council England's Take it away scheme, MusicTeachers.co.uk and Musicradar.com.
Full details of the event including participating shops can be found at www.learntoplayday.com