Shops across the country got behind the industry's big initiative on Saturday, ensuring that it will return next year.
The initiative, put together by industry charity Music For All, in partnership with the MIA, Take It Away, the Musician's Union, musicteachers.co.uk and Music Radar saw more than 60 shops across the UK encouraging customers to learn an instrument. As well as a host of independent stores, chains such as Music Room, Dawsons and Digital Village also got behind the day.
“We are absolutely delighted with the passion and creativity that our shops put into the first, annual, National Learn to Play Day, said Paul McManus, MIA CEO. "Our partners at MU/ACE/www.Musicteachers.co.uk, Music Radar, together with all the suppliers who supported the event, helped to make this a real industry team effort. The day was all about creating new musicians (plus reinvigorating lapsed ones) and directly helping our High Street shops. We have had great reports of the 65 shops doing just that! Roll on 2013 National Learn to Play Day, which will be bigger and bolder as a result of everyone that helped us to get it off the ground this year."