National Learn to Play Day Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016
Diary Date Event: National Learn to Play Day Activity: FREE Musical Instrument lessons for ALL Date: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016 Location: Nationwide over 100 participating music shops and venues Organiser: Music for All Ambassadors: Including Gareth Malone OBE, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rick Wakeman, Al Murray, Rick Astley, Howard Jones and patron, Jools Holland. Website: www.learntoplayday.com Description: Music for All’s national Learn to Play Day returns for its fifth successive year on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March 2016 at a music venue near you. Over the weekend, members of the public can participate in more than 12,000 FREE instrument ‘taster’ lessons at music shops, schools and venues throughout the UK. With so many organisations delivering literally thousands of free music lessons, people of all ages and experience will have the chance to make music. Whether they are complete beginners, lapsed players or want to have a go at something completely different, UK music shops, schools & venues will be welcoming them through their doors. Lending their support will be rock stars, musicians, celebrities and local dignitaries. In previous years, Harry Hill, Gareth Malone OBE, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Fearne Cotton, Ace (Skunk Anansie), Aaron Spears (Usher), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Lower Than Atlantis, Lawson, Al Murray, the Cast of Once, local MPs and many others, have joined in the fun. Full details of the event, including participating venues and local appearances, will be found at www.learntoplayday.com and www.facebook.com/learntoplayday over the coming months. To find out more about the charity, Music for All, go to www.musicforall.org.uk or visit Music for All’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musicforallcharity.