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Learn to Play

Music for All’s flagship event Learn to Play is back on 8th & 9th October 2022!  Venues across the UK will be offering free 10-15 minute taster music lessons to anyone wanting to pick up an instrument for the first time or return to making music.  Look out for the new series of tutorial videos being released on YouTube in the months leading up to October and see below for our map of venues participating this year!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to keep in touch with the latest Learn to Play ’22 news and read on to find out more about how you can get involved as a participant or venue host.

Participants - Bag A Free Music Lesson!

We facilitate venues to provide free taster music lessons across the UK, on all different kinds of instruments, open to everybody! Whether you’re a newbie picking up an instrument for the first time, or would like to re-ignite your interest and skill, there’s a lesson local to you.

See the below map or click on the ‘Find Your Learn to Play Venue ’22’ button to view which venues are hosting near you to access all the information you need to know such as which instruments you can try and how to book your slot. New venues will continue to be added over the coming months as more venues register so check back regularly!

If you have any questions, email us at: ltpparticipants@musicforall.org.uk

Find Your Learn to Play Venue '22

Venues - Inspire More People To Pick Up An Instrument!

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


How Do I Become a Learn to Play Venue?

You need three things to be a venue host – 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?

Guidance and Advice – When you register, you will be sent an exclusive link to the LTP Venue Information page 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 and arrange PR coverage to let as many people know about Learn to Play as possible! We literally put your venue on the map (see below!) to help members of the public find your venue. 

Promotional Merchandise – We’ll send you a promotional pack with the LTP branding including posters, balloons and bunting to jazz up your venue! 

Register now to get started!

If you have any questions about becoming a venue for Learn to Play ’22, email us at: ltpvenue@musicforall.org.uk 


Venue registration form


If you would like to register more than one venue, please email: ltpvenue@musicforall.org.uk

Simply tell us the number of venues you wish to register and we will send you an alternative registration form.


Artist Videos

On 25 September, Music for All premiered a series of artist led Learn to Play tutorial videos. Launched at the same time as Learn to Play ’21, each video featured the artist’s own learning to play tips and their personal story of making music and what it has meant to them.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch instrument tutorials from Enter Shikari’s Rob Rolfe, The Voice’s David Tench, Ace from Skunk Anansie and many more!

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