National Learn to Play Day announced

The first annual National Learn To Play Day has been announced, giving people across the UK the opportunity to pick up an instrument for the first time and unleash their musical potential.

The event which takes place on Saturday 31st March is organised by the Music For All charity and will see musical instrument shops across the UK opening their doors and offer free "taster" lessons to the general public. A host of different instruments will be available for people to try out, with music teachers on hand to guide people through their first playing experience.

The Music For All charity aim to inspire the 15 million people in the UK they say either want to play an instrument or used to play one. Paul McManus, Chief Executive of Music For All commenting on the event said, “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".

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