Learn to Play

What a Fantastic Weekend!

Learn to Play ’23 has been a great success, with over 70 brilliant venues across the UK providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to take up a free lesson on their chosen musical instrument!

We would love to hear from you about your experience by completing a feedback form.

As a thank you, you will be invited to enter a prize draw to win an incredible £100 to spend at Play Music Today!

If you received a lesson as a participant, CLICK HERE to access your feedback from

If you were a venue host, CLICK HERE to access your feedback from

Music for All sends an enormous thanks to all our venues, supporters, partners, ambassadors and artists who have helped to shape the success of this year.

Learn to Play is Music for All’s annual flagship event which engages venues such as music stores, community spaces, and studios across the UK to offer free taster music lessons to budding and lapsed music makers of all ages and abilities.

It provides opportunities for people to try out instruments and learn more about the music services and offers in their local area, alongside a chance for venues to engage new visitors and raise the profile of their business.

In recent years we have also developed an online programme of inspiring professional musician videos featuring beginner techniques, top tips and impressive demos on our YouTube channel, available to watch all year round!

Learn to Play ’23 will be taking place across the 7 – 8 October. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to keep up-to-date on the latest news and read on to find out more about how you can get involved as a participant or venue host.

Venues - Inspire More People To Pick Up An Instrument!

*Registration for 2024, will re-open next spring*

If you have any questions about registration and/or getting involved, email:  ltpvenues@musicforall.org.uk

Becoming a Learn to Play venue is a fantastic opportunity to:

How do I become a Learn to Play venue?

To be a venue host  you need three things – teaching resources, instruments and a venue.

The number of music lessons, instruments offered, and location is entirely up to you!  We encourage everyone to host Learn to Play in a way that suits you and your resources. Whether you’re an independent guitar teacher with a home studio and one spare guitar, or a music store with connections to lots of music teachers with a whole shop of different instruments, if you’re up for opening your doors to offer free taster lessons, then welcome aboard!

How Do Music for All support participating venues?

Guidance and Advice – When you register, you will be sent an exclusive link to the LTP Venue Information Hub where you can find a whole host of hints, tips and resources to help plan your event. We’re also here to answer any questions you have along the way.

Participant Engagement – We use our social media platforms, industry networks and arrange wide PR coverage to let as many people know about Learn to Play as possible! We also literally put your venue on the map (see below!) to help members of the public find your venue. 

Promotional Materials – We’ll send you a promotional pack with the LTP branding including stickers, posters, postcards and balloons!

Artist Videos

In 2021 across the Learn to Play weekend, Music for All launched the first series of tutorial videos. These videos feature beginner techniques, top tips and impressive demos across a wide range of musical instruments and genres. To compliment in-person lessons during Learn to Play weekends, these videos are accessible across the globe all year round!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch instrument tutorials from Alison Balsom, Dave Tench, Rob Rolfe and many more exciting and talented musicians!

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