The World Heat Beat Academy Hosts 'Learn To Play'
February 11, 2020
Supported by Jools Holland, Learn To Play Day is a free UK-wide event which aims to encourage everyone in their musical endeavours, whether you are a complete beginner or you have some experience of learning an instrument. Local residents who want to start making music are invited along to the World Hear Beat Music Academy in Kimber Road on the weekend of March 28th-29th for their no-cost session.
The scheme is run by the charity Music for All, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the county partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of free music lessons.
Perhaps you started to play when you were a child, and now regret giving it up. Or maybe you’ve never picked an instrument up but have been yearning to give it a go.
The Learn To Play Day initiative, which is nine years old, runs in partnership with the Musicians’ Union, the ‘Take It Away’ scheme, Making Music and Music For All. Paul McManus, CEO at Music for All, explains, “Our Learn to Play Day events are all about spreading the joy of playing a musical instrument and inspiring those of all ages to take up something that will not only have health benefits for the future, but that also brings so many people together.”
Learn To Play Patron Jools Holland added, “I’m delighted to lend my support to National Learn to Play Day on March 28th and 29th. It’s a pleasure to be able to share the joy of music, and this special day allows thousands to get involved as venues all over the country offer music lessons for free.”
Music for All ambassadors include musicians like Rick Astley and Aled Jones.
Fellow artist Jamie Cullum said, “National Learn to Play Day gives everyone a chance to play an instrument, even if they’ve never played before. This wonderful day introduces thousands to the magic of music making, and often reunites people with a lost passion for playing. Get involved and perhaps discover a skill you thought you didn’t have!"
For a FREE music lesson visit musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/