See what Jools Holland has to say about 'Learn To Play Day' on 24 & 25 June 2017

31 May 2017
Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-14.43.08-94033.png Jools Holland
LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO! Free music lessons on a huge range of instruments in over 120 participating music shops and venues!



Free music lessons on an array of instruments in over 120 participating music shops and venues throughout the weekend of 24-25 June


Music for All’s national Learn to Play Day returns for the sixth successive year on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017 at a music venue near you. The UK-wide event will offer the general public the chance to take part in free ‘taster’ lessons on a musical instrument.


Ambassadors for the event include 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. See what Jools has to say: 


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Over the weekend of the 2017 event, over 120 venues put on events which delivered more than 12,000 FREE instrument ‘taster’ lessons at arrange of venues including music shops, schools, churches and other venues throughout the UK. On the day, people who have never played, people who used to play and people who wanted to try an alternative instrument all came to come and learn!


Full details of the event, including participating venues and local appearances, will be found on the Learn To Play website and its Facebook page over the coming months. To find out more about the charity, Music for All or visit Music for All’s Facebook page


In the meantime, are you a returnee to the piano and need to brush up your skills?

If so, we have the perfect article inside the new issue of Pianist! It's called 'Rediscovering the Piano' and it's written by contributor Melanie Spanswick. It's a 'must read'. Order your copy now!