Industry charity Music for All, has offically launched its first National Learn to Play Day, taking place on 31st March.
On the day, the UK’s musical instrument shops will open their doors and offer free taster lessons to the general public in a bid to involve more of the people that want to learn to play an instrument, but currently don't.
The day will offer free lessons on a variety of instruments, supported by music teachers and additional guidance on getting started with learning to play music. The UK’s instrument manufacturers will also be supporting the event with staff, instruments and special offers.
More than 50 stores across the country have already signed up and the official launch of the initiative is expected to create further uptake. Big names such as Digital Village with six shops involved, Dawsons with 10, Musicroom with 16, are taking part and 19 more independent shops too.
Paul McManus, chief executive of Music For All, commented: “Music for All knows how much music can change and enrich people's lives. We are hosting the annual Learn to Play Day to allow as many people as possible to experience the wonderful world of making music".
The charity has also partnered for the event with the Musicians’ Union, Arts Council England’s Take it away scheme, MusicTeachers.co.uk and Musicradar.com
Full details of the day including a list of participating shops and an event locator, enabling customers to find a local initiative, can be found at the official website, which has just been launched at www.learntoplayday.com
For more information call the MIA on 01403 800500 or email Paul McManus at firstname.lastname@example.org.