We are very proud to announce Nina Schofield as a new Ambassador for our charity. Nina said “Music is the universal language that connects everyone. Throughout our lives our memories become intertwined with certain songs and for that music becomes a friend as well as an outlet. That’s why the work Music For All is doing is so vital. Learning to play an instrument develops confidence, helps knit friendships and opens us up to new forms of creative expression. Plus it’s incredibly fun and rewarding!”
And that is not all!
She will be helping with the Learn to Play Day weekend at the Yamaha Music London shop.
Click here for all the details: www.yamahamusiclondon.com
We are still seeing more venues signing up to offer the UK public FREE MUSIC LESSONS on June 24th and 25th. Young, not so young, brand new musicians, returning ones, you are all welcome!
To find your nearest participating venue, go to www.learntoplayday.com
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
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.
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/
Learn to Play Day 2016 was held on the 12th and 13th of March and was huge success in offering free musical instrument “taster” lessons to the general public.
Over 100 venues took part from across the UK that gave tens of thousands of lessons on a range of instruments to both new and lapsed musicians.
Many thanks to everyone who took part, we hope you will continue your musical journey!
We will announce plans for the 2017 event shortly.
Music for All are pleased to announce KORG UK will be hosting a Learn to Play Day event at the Xscape retail and entertainment complex in Milton Keynes on Saturday, March 12th.
From 10am to 4pm, the company will be inviting people of all ages to visit the centre for a free introductory music lesson across an array of instruments. Visitors can choose from Takamine guitars, KORG pianos, MAPEX drums, KORG synths or Jupiter brass and woodwind.
Lessons will take place in Xscape’s shopping centre. No bookings are required; you can simply turn up on the day.
Venue details: Xscape MK, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS.