Learn to Play Day 2016 – 12/13 March

Why – and how – you could get involved with this great initiative, designed to ‘make more musicians’

National Learn To Play Day is back for its fifth successive year on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016.

Organised by Music for All, the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, in partnership with the Musician’s Union, Arts Council England’s ‘Take it away’ instrument scheme and Making Music, the aim of Learn To Play Day (LtPD) is to encourage people of all ages to join in this musical learning experience and be inspired to start or get back to playing an instrument.

LtPD 2015 saw one hundred and twenty nine venues give more than twelve thousand FREE lessons, two hundred families took part in the Bromley Youth Music Trust day and more than one hundred children took part in music lessons at the Old Vinyl Factory.

Supporters of LtPD include Gareth Malone, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Al Murray, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Rick Astley, Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes & Steve Morse (Deep Purple). Patron of Music for All is Jools Holland who is ‘delighted to help Music for All in their quest to inspire more people to participate in music making’.

Making Music is now a partner for Learn to Play Day and we’re encouraging members to put on an event on the day, either on their own or working with their local music shop, to enable more new and returning musicians to discover their groups and how they can get involved.

If you are interested in taking part in Learn to Play day, check out our Q and As, and a checklist to easily keep track of your event preparations. 

For more information, and to register an event, visit the Music for All website