Charity event supported by Jools Holland to hold free music lessons in Glasgow

Jools Holland
Jools Holland

A free charity event with free music taster lessons is coming to Glasgow this weekend.

Learn To Play 22 is bringing 10-15 minute sessions to 12 Guitars in Govan, in hopes to open up opportunities for anyone wanting to pick up an instrument.

Organisers encourage anyone with an interest in music to come along and participate.

Running on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, the initiative is supported by an array of stars, including Jools Holland, Snow Patrol, Jamie Cullum, Little Simz, Skunk Anansie and Enter Shikari.

Jools Holland, patron of organiser 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 change 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.”

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Tony Followell, Music for All’s Chair of Trustees, said: “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.”

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