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."