Give it a go on music day

Ben Roberts, Joe Whittemore, Kimberley Stevens, Emma Goss and Craig Goss from Drum Stop in Holbrook who are supporting National learn to play day

Ben Roberts, Joe Whittemore, Kimberley Stevens, Emma Goss and Craig Goss from Drum Stop in Holbrook who are supporting National learn to play day

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If ever there was a time to make a racket and call it ‘art’ - now’s your chance.

The third annual ‘National Learn to Play Day’ is back next month and wannabe musicians are being encouraged to pluck some strings or bang some skins.

The day of noisy fun is organised by UK charity Music for All, to inspire those who’ve never played to discover their inner musician.

It’s estimated as many as 15 million people in the UK would like to play an instrument, so Music for All is teaming up with music shops, venues and those in the entertainment industry this April 12 to encourage people to give it a try.

“Sheffield has got a really good heritage in the music scene, so this event is particularly relevant here,” said Emma Goss, who has owned the music shop Drum Stop with husband Craig in the city for the past five years.

“We have so many people popping in who have always wanted to play an instrument, or maybe they used to play before careers and kids got in the way, and they’d love to take it back up.”

Drum Stop, on Long Acre Close in Holbrook, will be giving free 15-minute music lessons throughout the day, starting at 9.30am. They will also be offering free ‘drop-in’ group lessons every hour.

To book your free solo music lesson at Drum Stop, call Emma on 0114 247 2200.

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