learn to play

My first time on the cello

Andy Jackson, the inspirational leader of Cobweb Orchestras, thought the best way for me to get an idea of how they work would be to join in one of their groups, and he organised a cello for me to play. But what Andy didn’t know until I met him in the Sage Gateshead café that day that I have never held a cello before in my life.

Learn to Play Day 2016 – 12/13 March

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

Learn to Play Day checklist

Are you running a Learn to Play Day? Use our checklist to keep on track.

Learn to Play Day - Q and As

Learn To Play Day is a national event to inspire new and lapsed musicians to take up playing an instrument. Find out what it's all about and how your group can get get involved to grow your members and audiences.

Get funding and run a Learn to Play Day with Music For All

Charity Music for All has funding available for community music group projects and also organises the annual Learn to Play Day.

Gamelan for all at the Southbank Centre

What is Gamelan, and how can you learn to play it? Laura Shipsey tells us more about this Javanese musical tradition.