Learn To Play Day 2015 – Officially The Best Ever
Learn To Play Day 2015 was officially the biggest ever with the highest number of venues taking part, the largest number of lessons given and even one person who flew in from Russia for the event! This year, one hundred and twenty nine venues, up more than 10% from last year, gave more than twelve thousand lessons, to members of the public, young and old, across the whole of the UK. Paul McManus, Chief Executive of the charity, Music for All, was interviewed on London Live TV, BBC Radio London and Sky Arts filmed Fender at the Royal Festival Hall. Waitrose and Tesco magazines, Time Out, Parentdish, Londonist and many other events listings featured LTPD as a recommended activity for the weekend.
Venues, including Yamaha Music London, Fender and ACM, reported lessons on the day as fully booked with waiting lists for people hoping to take part. One man flew in from Russia to get to the DrumWright event and take part in the Ian Paice masterclass! Over two hundred families took part in the Bromley Youth Music Trust day, more that one hundred children took part in music lessons at the Old Vinyl Factory and other hugely popular events were Korg at the MK Dons stadium before the kick off and Spider Music at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. On Sunday 22nd March 2015, Absolute Music saw eight hundred people visit their store.
Paul McManus said “By any measure, this was our biggest and most successful Learn To Play Day to date. As always, this was a huge team effort between the shops, venues, suppliers and all our sponsoring partners. We are truly creating new musicians with the national Learn to Play Day and planning for 2016 is already underway!”
To find out more about the charity, Music for All, and Learn To Play Day please go to http://www.musicforall.org.uk or visit Music for All’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/musicforallcharity.