• Learn To Play 2021


    After delays and cancellations due to the dreaded C, we’re very excited that Learn To Play is back this year 🎉

    During Learn to Play 2019, over 10,000 participants received a free taster music lesson together with information on buying an instrument and finding local teachers, groups and other fellow musicians!

    Not sure what to expect? Here’s a little round-up of what it is and how to get involved…

    music for all logo making music changes livesWhat is Learn To Play?

    Organised by Music For All, Learn to Play is a national group of events where venues across the UK such as music shops, performance spaces, libraries and educational centres offer free taster music lessons.

    When is it?

    Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021.

    Who can get involved?

    Whether you’re a budding or lapsed music maker you can start your musical journey by attending a Learn to Play ’21 event! Learn To Play events are open to anyone and everyone who wants to take part.

    What does it cost?

    It’s free and open to the public.

    venues nationwide Where does it take place?

    There are events happening in venues up and down the country. Look for an event to join near you here: musicforall.org.uk/learn-to-play

    This year, there will also be an online programme so if there isn’t a venue close by you can still join in!

    How can I get involved?

    Either pop to your local venue and take part (some will be asking you to book a space in advance so do check ahead) or join in online. 

    All necessary Covid safeguards will of course be in place.

    If you’re representing a venue, you can set up your own event and list it here: musicforall.submittable.com

    🎹 Vale Pianos 🎹

    Our very own Take it away music shop member Vale Pianos are taking part in Learn to Play on Saturday 25th September!

    They are offering free lessons in their wonderful shop in Worcestershire.

    Have you always dreamt of playing the piano or keep promising yourself that one day you’ll go back and continue where you left off? Then make it happen this the year! Playing the piano is a wonderful hobby no matter what age you are.


    This is a great opportunity to have an informal, sample lesson for you or your child, the lessons are provided by Richard who has a relaxed approach to teaching.

    Piano lessons will be taking place between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm.

    To book your lesson, please phone Vale Pianos on 01386 860419 or email info@valepianos.co.uk

    Whether you’re making a return to music or trying instruments for the first time, we’d love to hear how you get on!

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