What is Learn to Play?

Learn to Play is Music for All’s annual flagship event - the biggest free music making weekend of the year!

We work with a variety of music providers to open their doors in offering a wide range of free music lessons and experiences across the weekend, welcoming people of all ages and abilities to participate. 
Running for over a decade, the event aims to inspire, encourage and enable both new and lapsed music makers to enjoy the benefits of making music. It connects and champions UK music providers such as community groups, retail music shops and music teachers through a shared celebration.
In recent years we have developed an online tutorial programme featuring beginner techniques, top tips and demos by professional musicians available to watch all year round on our YouTube channel. We have also introduced an annual Learn to Play award for those seeking financial support to continue their learning following engagement with a Learn to Play activity.
Music for All would like to thank the NAMM Foundation for their generosity in supporting Learn to Play ’24. 

Learn to Play '24 is taking place across the 11 - 13 October


Both Participants and Providers can be in with a chance to win £100 to spend at Play Music Today via submitting a feedback form about their experience after the Learn to Play weekend!

This prize draw is kindly sponsored by Play Music Today. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Music for All & Play Music Today and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Terms & Conditions found HERE.

How can you get involved?

Become a Learn to Play Participant

Find out if there will be a free lesson local to you this year!

Become a Learn to Play Provider

Join an inspiring community advocating the life changing benefits of music making!

Learn to Play is supported by:

Learn to Play '24 Partners:

"Creatively expressing myself means so much to me and I couldn’t imagine a life without the ability to do so. Experiencing opportunities to make music is a blessing and that is why Learn to Play experiences offered by Music for All in venues across the weekend are so impactful. Music is a big part of experiencing bliss and is a big way to bring us all together as one."
Emanuel J Burton