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Learn to Play returns with Music for All

9th June 2021

The charity Music for All is pleased to announce the return of Learn to Play on 25 and 26 September 2021.  Postponed in 2020 and moved from its usual March date due to the pandemic, Learn to Play ’21 will return as both a physical and online event.

Aimed at new and lapsed music makers, the event offers free 10–15 minute music lessons at local venues.  These taster lessons inspire and motivate potential and inactive musicians to start or restart their musical journey and learn more about the music services in their area.

Held at a variety of venues across the UK, in March 2019 over 10,000 free lessons were given across over 100 venues.  Participating venues included music stores, colleges and centres, performance venues, rehearsal studios and community centres.  Each venue uses their collective skills to provide free ‘taster’ music lessons so participants can experience the joy of making music and discover more about local musical support.

With the support of several partners, Music for All organises the event and provides venues with promotional material, marketing, and PR support, plus guidance and tips on the best way to achieve a successful event.  For the venues, Learn to Play brings new music makers into their world and forges new connections within their community.

This year Learn to Play ’21 will also be supported by an online broadcast, highlighting and sharing venue experiences alongside Learn to Play tips and guidance from experienced musicians. Find out more.

Interested in hosting a Learn to Play ’21 event?
Open an account here to register your venue and read more about how you can take part. This quick and easy registration process will hold all your venue details securely and guide you through the Learn to Play venue experience.

Music for All is committed to supporting events that promote the benefits and joys of music making and providing free opportunities to learn music. The charity supports disadvantaged individuals, community groups and schools across the UK.  Click here to find out more about our work and the impact it has had on our award recipients.

Learn to Play ’21 partners include Music Industries Association, Making Music, the Musicians Union and Music Mark, and we are also generously supported by NAMM.

If you have any questions regarding Learn to Play ’21 please contact: