Free Music Lessons to Be Offered at OPEN Ealing Arts Centre

Taster sessions being organised by charity Music for All

For two days in October there will be no charge for the lessons
For two days in October there will be no charge for the lessons


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UK charity, Music for All, is offering a chance for new and returning musicians to experience a free 10–15-minute taster lesson at venues across the country including the OPEN Ealing Arts Centre in Dickens Yard.

On 8 and 9 October, anyone wanting to pick up an instrument for the first time or who would like a chance to return to making music is welcome to attend.

Jools Holland OBE, Patron of Music for All said, “Making music is very important to me. It’s my work, my pleasure, my friend, companion and therapist. The charity Music for All believes passionately in the unique power of music to changes lives and that is why it runs Learn to Play. If you’re a budding or lapsed musician, come along to the event for a two-day celebration of music making.”

Tony Followell – Music for All’s Chair of Trustees added, “The past two years have been difficult for many people, but it has revealed how important music is to all our lives and how it can comfort and bring people together even in the most difficult of circumstances. Many of the people who took up an instrument for the first-time during lockdown would not have had the opportunity to have had a physical lesson. Through the ‘Learn to Play’ event we aim to inspire and help as many people as possible understand the unique joys and benefits of learning to play an instrument which could turn into a lifetime of enjoyment or even a new career. I encourage those who picked up an instrument during lockdown to come along to the event and experience a lesson for free.”

Recent reports have shown that music has been crucial for many people during the recent pandemic with more than 155 million albums bought or streamed in 2020 and one million adults taking up an instrument - helping people cope with the enforced isolation

Data from the University College of London suggests that people who spent 30 minutes or more each day during the pandemic on arts activities such as listening to music have lower reported rates of depression and anxiety and greater life satisfaction

Those interested in taking part in the ‘Learn to Play 22’ event and experience a free music lesson simply need to take a look at Learn to Play website.


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September 8, 2022

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