Join us for learn to play day

Learn to play day 2016

On Sunday 13th March 2016 we'll be holding our largest ever LEARN TO PLAY DAY event at our massive Bournemouth music superstore & studios complex!

It's a completely FREE day of lessons, workshops, jam sessions and live music performances, and it'll be fun for all, no matter what your age or ability.
Held at our store & studios, just 4 miles from both Poole and Bournemouth town centres, Learn To Play Day will feature all this and more…

  • STOP PRESS all of our one to one lessons are now booked up, HOWEVER, Feel free to join in any of our workshops on many instruments throughout the day. Just turn up and have some fun.
  • FREE WORKSHOPS: drumming, DJing, guitar & bass, ukulele & acoustic guitar and the ever-popular African Drumming
  • NEW! 2 'HAVE A GO' ROOMS: one dedicated to woodwind, brass, strings and percussion, the other to ROCK with guitars, bass, drums and keyboards
  • NEW! FAMILY JAM ROOM: book ahead for your family to play together and learn some new tricks
  • NEW! POP SESSIONS: choose a song, book a slot and record your performance!
  • Exclusive special offers and bargains on beginner instruments and packages in-store
  • Live music performances on the main stage, upstairs in our superstore
  • Hot & cold drinks, snacks and food in our in-store café
  • Kids' activities and competitions
For more information, contact [email protected], pick up a leaflet in-store or simply join us here on the day!



LEARN TO PLAY DAY is a nationwide event and aims to offer FREE music lessons and workshops to people who might not have time or budget to otherwise learn an instrument, but it also helps raise money for Music for All.

The Music For All charity does great work to bring the enjoyment of music and learning to people, communities and schools all round the UK. In the past two years alone, our Learn To Play Day events have helped Music For All to...

  • raise funds to pay for a violin and lessons for the talented nine-year-old Aleksandra Burroughs, whose single mother was struggling to support her daughter's talent.
  • arranged for wheelchair-bound cerebral palsy sufferer Shaun Shears (also a talented musical comedian) to receive a heap of music gear.
  • helped to equip a whole music classroom at Mandeville School for pupils with severe physical and learning difficulties.

All our activities on the day are FREE, but if you can, please put a donation in one of our charity boxes or buy one of our wristbands. You’ll help us raise money for a really worthy cause!





• Learn To Play Day is on SUNDAY 13th March, from 10am to 4pm
• It is at our superstore and studios on Ringwood Road in Wallisdown, less than 10 minutes' drive from both Bournemouth and Poole town centres
• Our address is Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE
• We have a large car park but it'll be busy, so please consider car-sharing or using public transport (we're 2 minutes' walk from bus stops)
• All our lessons and workshops are free, but please feel free to donate to our very worthy cause: Music For All
• Our workshops and lessons are designed for everyone, so please join in, no matter what your age or ability!
• Look out in-store for special offers, discounts and free gifts across a range of instruments and beginner packages

We look forward to seeing you here on Sunday!