Music shops, teachers, venues and schools in Wiltshire are being asked to support a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music.

Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2019 Learn to Play Day is on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday 24. Leading musical instrument brands offer thousands of free music lessons. So far, participating venues include Musicroom Salisbury.

Launched eight years ago, the Learn to Play Day initiative has helped thousands of people pick up and play a musical instrument. Many had never played before, and others had played as a child but gave up.

In partnership with the Musicians’ Union, the ‘Take It Away’ scheme and Making Music, the Learn to Play Day initiative had a record 10,000 free lessons during last year’s event.

Jools Holland said: “As Patron of the Music for All charity, it’s a pleasure to share the joy of music, and this special day allows thousands to get involved as venues all over the country offer music lessons for free.”

Singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum added: “National Learn to Play Day gives everyone a chance to play an instrument, even if they’ve never played before. This wonderful day introduces thousands to the magic of music making, and often reunites people with a lost passion for playing. Get involved and perhaps discover a skill you thought you didn’t have!”

Participating venues across Wiltshire are being added every day. To find your closest FREE music lesson, visit https://musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/ 

For more information, go to:

www.musicforall.org.uk or www.facebook.com/musicforallcharity

www.themu.org

www.takeitaway.org.uk

www.makingmusic.org.uk