A music shop based in the Victoria Centre will be hosting free taster sessions over the weekend to try and get more people to pick up an instrument, in aid of the charity Music For All.
Musicroom Nottingham will be joining forces with musicians across the country this Saturday in a bid to inspire people to pick up an instrument for ‘Learn To Play’ day.
The national event was created by the charity Music For All. Its aim is to get more people involved in music and learning to play instruments.
Nottingham is known for it’s eclectic music scene and the Musicroom want to continue this recognition by getting involved for the fourth year in a row. Specialist music teachers and the staff of Musicroom will be devoting their time to passing on musical knowledge to amateurs and beginners.
They aim to be able to inspire the people of Nottingham to not be afraid to participate in music making. Joe Ward, Assistant Manager at Musicroom Nottingham, said “there’s a lot of people who can be a bit daunted coming into a music shop and don’t necessarily want to ask to try the instruments”.
But as customer, Ivan Groove found out, it’s ok to have a little play and test out the merchandise:
Music For All is dedicated to getting more people to take up playing an instrument but these days more people are looking to websites like YouTube to teach themselves.
Ffion Evans, Music Administrator at Nottingham Trent University, thinks that this can be a good route to go down but can only get you so far. However with lessons costing around £20 a week she agrees it can get pricey for beginners.
However, for those wanting to try an instrument without the pressure to buy one they will be welcomed by Musicroom on Saturday. Joe Ward says “I’ll be doing bass lessons, we’ll have ukulele lessons as well as a chance to try out the woodwind instruments.”
Taster sessions need to be booked in advance and are running from 10:30am to 5pm on Saturday 21st March.