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Wednesday 08 January 2020

Learn to Play Day: Supported by Jools Holland Free National Event Comes To Sussex

Supported by Jools Holland, and run by charity Music for All, the 2020 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the county partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of free music lessons.

So far, participating venues include Mikes Music Workshop in Bognor Regis which will be offering free taster lessons on the guitar, drums, violin, saxophone, piano, ukulele, keyboard, flute, clarinet and trumpet across the weekend. Further venues are set to be announced over the coming weeks.

Since being launched nine years ago, the Learn to Play Day initiative has helped thousands of people pick up and play a musical instrument. Many had never played before, while others played as a child but gave up. 


Held in partnership with the Musicians' Union, the 'Take It Away' scheme and Making Music, the Learn to Play Day initiative has been growing in popularity with a record 10,000 free lessons held during last year's event.

Jools Holland said: "It's a pleasure to be able to share the joy of music, and this special day allows thousands to get involved as venues all over the country offer music lessons for free."

Paul McManus, CEO at Music for All, added:

"Our Learn to Play Day events are all about spreading the joy of playing a musical instrument and inspiring those of all ages to take up something that will not only have health benefits for the future, but that also brings so many people together."

To find a free music lesson near you, simply visit https://musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/

by: Mike Cobley




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