Learn to Play Day 31st of March – Free Piano and Drum Lessons throughout London

The excellent Learn to Play Day is launched on the 31st of March, 2012. This is a day of free music instrument lessons for anyone who wants them!

Music for All, the charity of the UK musical instrument industry is proud to announce the first, annual, National Learn to Play Day taking place on March 31st, 2012.

On this day, the UK’s musical instrument shops will open their doors and offer free instrument “taster” lessons to the general public.

In London, there are free 15 minute piano and drum lessons available on this date. Pre-booking strongly advised!


London Events:

  • Chappells of Bond Street are offering a free drum lesson with Al Murray, known as the pub landlord but also a fantastic drummer! Lessons take place at their shop on Wigmore Street. Book your free lesson here. All attendees receive discount vouchers for purchasing sheet music and instruments, plus you are entered into a draw to win a Yamaha instrument!
  • Markson Pianos Composer/Teacher in Residence, Lola Perrin, will be in the Gallery, Third Floor, Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB, between 14.30 – 16.30 (or later depending on demand) on March 31st. Lola will be giving complimentary fifteen minute piano lessons to members of the public, whatever their age, using her own teaching materials which are proving successful amongst her thriving teaching practice. A mystery celebrity piano beginner is to be announced on the day. To book a lesson with Lola, please email events@foyles.co.uk.
  • Markson Pianos are offering taster piano lessons in their studios at their showroom, 5 – 8 Chester Court, Albany Street, London NW1 4BU between 9.30 – 17.30 on March 31st. Shop visitors will be offered complimentary fifteen minute piano lessons by Markson Piano Teachers. To book a lesson, please email info@marksonpianos.com.

There are 15 million people in the UK that either want to play an instrument or used to play one. The Day is designed to welcome people into music shops and to inspire them to get playing. People are often surprised to discover that they ARE musical and simply need a musical “experience” to get them inspired to start playing.

The Day will offer free lessons on a variety of instruments, supported by music teachers and additional guidance on getting started learning to play music. The UK’s instrument manufacturers will also be supporting the event with staff, instruments and special offers!

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The SE22 Piano School is a busy piano school based in the heart of East Dulwich. We teach children from ages 5 and adults as well. We offer lessons in classical, jazz, improvisation, harpsichord and music theory. We are open six days a week and there are five teachers working here: Lorraine Liyanage, Rachel Bishop, Peter Gosling, Vatche Jambazian and Claire Harris.
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