Learn to Play Day – 9 weeks to go!

We are now getting everything ready for the sixth annual Learn to Play Day taking place on Saturday and Sunday June 24th and 25th.

FREE music lessons for everyone!

We have shops and other venues signed up across the UK and you can find your nearest venue on the locator map at the link below. We are proud to, once again, have the support of the Musicians’ Union and Making Music with the event.

Plus, don’t forget the International Make Music Day that takes place the same week on Wednesday June 21st, all details at www.makemusicday.org/uk if you want to get involved!

All other details can be found at www.learntoplayday.com

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Music for All supports Make Music Day UK

Music for All is very pleased to support Make Music Day UK on 21 June 2017. Make Music Day UK is an annual UK wide, free day of music held in public spaces, from squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres, always held on the summer solstice, 21 June.

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This is the UK’s contribution to the international summer solstice music celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

A host of different venues will be looking for musicians of all ages, kinds and musical genres to fill their locations with music.

Make Music Day UK is:

  • performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone.
  • A way for everybody in the UK to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a range of the fantastic music-making which goes on all year round.
  • A DIY celebration of music when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • A chance for anyone to have a go at singing or trying an instrument, and finding out how they, too, can become musicians.
  • Make Music Day UK is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When and where will Make Music Day UK take place?

Make Music Day UK will take place on the summer solstice, Wednesday 21 June 2017, in different spaces and places all over the UK.
For all information, go to http://www.makemusicday.org/uk/

Bass Show raises £700 for our charity!

The organisers of the London Bass Guitar Show kindly let us exhibit at the show over the weekend and we raised an amazing £700 with a great raffle of music prizes!

David Hunt was a hero over both days selling tickets and we owe so many of the exhibitors a big “thanks” for donating all the wonderful prizes.

Here are a selection of the pictures of the winners.

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Bass show 2

Bass show 3

Support for Aspire in Arts

The Aspire in Arts team offer great opportunities for younger people to get involved in making music in the Nuneaton area. They are now launching a new school in Rugby and needed our help with some instruments.

A combination of instrument donations from Edward and Audrey (see previous story on this site) and our good friends at Washburn, Ashton and Sound Technology meant that we were able to donate guitars and amplifiers to the new school.

Pictures of the children with them to follow shortly…

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