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Sunday 17 March 2019

Learn To Play Day: Free Event To Encourage Everyone To Start Making Music Comes To Sussex

Supported by Jools Holland, and run by charity Music for All, the 2019 Learn to Play Day will take place this coming weekend and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the county partner with leading musical instrument makers to offer thousands of free music lessons.

Since being launched eight 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.

Paul McManus, CEO at Music for All, said:

"While we all may have different tastes and preferred genres, there is no doubt that music is something that is universally loved around the world.

 "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."

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."

Participating Sussex venues include:

GAK in Brighton (including Fender specialists)
St. Peter's Church (run by the Royal School of Church Music) in Bexhill on Sea
Horsham Music Centre in Horsham
Mikes Music Workshop in Bognor Regis
St. George's Church (run by the Royal School of Church Music) in Chichester
Offington Park Methodist Church in Worthing

Learn To Play Day takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March. To find your closest FREE music lesson in Sussex, visit https://musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/

by: Mike Cobley




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