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Learn to Play

Learn to Play is back in 2022 on the 8th & 9th October! Alongside events at venues across the UK, over the coming months more inspiring tutorial videos will be released on YouTube to join the videos from Learn to Play ‘21.

Despite the restrictions of Covid Learn to Play ’21 was a great success with nearly 40 venues taking part across the UK, spreading from Scotland to Cornwall, including music shops, libraries, education centres and individual teachers (see the map below).  We’re really looking forward to holding our annual flagship event again this year and hope we can have even more venues to spread the joy of making music!

Read on to find out how you can get involved as a participant or venue host and look out for project updates on our website and via our social media pages.

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.


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.

All you need to do is keep an eye on this website page to spot which venues are hosting near you. We will list the participating venues on a UK map with all the information you need such as which instruments are being offered and how the venues are managing bookings, scroll down this page to see last year’s map!

If you want to be on the participant mailing list to receive updates, or have any questions, email us at: ltpparticipants@musicforall.org.uk

Please note, there are two venues registered in London. To view the details of each venue please zoom into the map closely.

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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