Learn to Play 25 & 26 September 2021 – Drop-in and find out more


Every Friday at 10am, our drop-in sessions give you the opportunity to join with other industry colleagues and discuss the issues affecting you and your business.

Music for All have shared the good news that the next Learn to Play Event will take place on 25th & 26th September 2021.

Aimed at new and lapsed music makers, Learn to Play offers free 10–15 minute music lessons at local venues. These taster lessons are designed to inspire and motivate, bringing potential and inactive musicians back to music. Learn to Play ’21 will provide a bright and inspiring moment for aspiring and lapsed music makers of all ages, helping them to start or restart their musical journey after lockdown.

Music shops and brands have always been huge supporters of Learn to Play, and many of you have held events before. This is an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and visibility of your shop, and given the arduous 18 months all retailers have endured, Learn to Play offers a real opportunity to kick start your business and reconnect with your local community.

In 2019, Alan Barclay, Managing Director of Absolute Music said: “Learn to Play Day has become the biggest day of the year for us and an essential part of our calendar. 700 people joined us for a dozen different workshops in one day, including drums, guitar, piano, singing, DJ skills and a recording studio experience. With children struggling to get access to music in schools due to budget cuts, Learn to Play Day gives them a chance to experience a wide selection of musical instruments and have a load of fun at the same time. Bring on the next LTP event!”

The Manager of Musicroom Lincoln said: “On Learn to Play Day, one of the students that I taught piano to was only six years old, and her mum said this was the first time her daughter had played a piano. It was such a pleasure to see her eyes light up with excitement for the lesson. I reminded staff that these students are our customers of tomorrow.”

At this week’s drop-in session, we’ll share some new and exciting developments, and we’ll talk about how you can get involved in Learn to Play ’21.

These Zoom sessions are really informal and open to any business operating across the MI sector.

If you would like to join the session taking place this Friday at 10am, please contact matt@mia.org.uk