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Paicey to support Learn To Play Day

Ian Paice, Ottawa, Feb 8 2012; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

The Learn To Play Day is a British national event taking place on March 31. The event will include free musical lessons to the public and “is designed to welcome people into music shops and to inspire them to get playing”. The event will take place in music shops across the UK. Ian Paice is confirmed to appear at the Drumwright in Reading to lend an expert hand.

Being given the gift of being able to create music is an incredible thing and most people don’t allow themselves this pleasure. That’s a shame. Try it, you could just make your life a whole lot more fun.

Drumwright is located at:

Loddon Vale Centre
Woodley, Reading, Wokingham RG5 4UL

Thanks to Dave Hodgkinson and Music Radar for the info.

7 Comments to “Paicey to support Learn To Play Day”:

  1. 1
    Robert says:

    What a great initiative…I’m a 52 year old hack drummer but how you play is missing the point. At the end of hard day in the office I pick up the sticker and play along to songs and sometimes with a live band… and it is fun..

  2. 2
    T says:

    Well said Robert–great attitude. And I wonder if you are better than you think!

  3. 3
    Sami says:

    @1 Exactly Robert, exactly!…am a drummer as well(been playing for twenty odd years now). I’ve been involved in a (kind of)workshop in my hometown for disabled children for a while now: it inc. playing drums amongst other things & it’s been a tremendous pleasure and gratifying/ humbling experience for all involved.

    Learn to Play Day, on a national scale, I’m envious of you britons.

    Take care everyone, cheers

  4. 4
    Gary says:

    This is fantastic ! The Second Annual Ritchie Blackmore Protege Shred Off is underway as well. Check the ‘ Ritchie Blackmore Protege Shred Off ‘ page on Facebook , or Bravewords, for details.

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe it is a nice way to spend ones time but…..

    I dont like to see Blackmore as a shredder. : (
    I thought we had “others” for that.

  6. 6
    Gary says:

    Blackmore was the original shredder ! Bringing that as an ‘ art form ‘ into Rock concerts. Sure others like Hendrix and Townshend did some histrionic first, but what we call ‘ Shredding ‘ today can be related directly back to TMIB.

  7. 7
    Gary says:

    Fits in nicely with the theme of this page. Ian Paice is encouraging a ‘ Learn to Play ‘ event…..the Shred Off is about Ritchie…Ian Gillan inspired many Hard Rock singers….Jon Lord……on and on…

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