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National 'Learn to Play' Day

31st March 2012


Simon was delighted to be involved with the first, annual, National Learn to Play Day organised by 'Music for All', the charity for the musical instrument industry.


On this day, the UK’s musical instrument shops opened their doors and offered free instrument "taster” lessons to the general public.

 

There are 15 million people in the UK that either want to play an instrument or used to play one. The Day was 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 offered free lessons on a variety of instruments and additional guidance on getting started learning to play music. The UK’s instrument manufacturers also supported the event with staff, instruments and special offers!

Simon supported Dawkes Music in Maidenhead from 11am to 5pm. Simon performed on the massive stage imaginatively constructed to fill the centre of the store, where he demonstrated the woodwind family of instruments. 

He then joined Tower of Power's lead tenor player,  Tom E Politzer, on stage with the Blakes Heaven Big Band.

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