Music equipment manufacturer Roland, among percussionists best known for their electronic V-Drums, will support the first ever, annual, National Learn to Play day in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2012.
The event will see musical instrument shops all over the United Kingdom offer free taster lessons to the general public.
Roland will be proving inspiration by the bucket-load with free V-Drums workshops on the Roland HD-3 V-Drums Lite in Roland Planet stores.
The HD-3 is a beginners' set-up, featuring 20 pre-set kits, cloth-head toms and a built-in metronome to help aspiring drummers stay in time. It's also got a tiny footprint so it fits elegantly into any room.
In addition, British Roland V-Drums demonstrator Ben Stone, will be giving free drum lessons all day at Dawsons in Manchester. Ben has been playing professionally for 18 years and has racked up appearances for the likes of The Gorillaz and N.E.R.D (Pharrell Williams). This is an exciting opportunity for total beginners to take tips from one of the most talented sticksmen in the UK.
About National Learn to Play day National Learn to Play day is the brainchild of the Music Industries Association (MIA) and musical instrument charity Music for All (MfA).
According to the organisers, there are 15 million people in the UK who either want to play a musical instrument or used to play one. This day is designed to give the chance to have a go and inspire them to start playing.