Play to Learn Day

On Wednesday, 19th June, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will host one of the most important, high profile music initiatives to inspire young people in Scotland.

The event - ‘Play to Learn’- is being led by the Music Education Partnership Group. It brings together cross-discipline partners from all areas of Scotland including Orkney, Shetland & the Western Isles with an interest in the promotion, development and long term sustainability of music education. This includes Heads of Instrumental Teaching Scotland, national and community organisations, and a wide variety of dedicated, inspirational practitioners – from classical music stars to local teachers.


‘Play to Learn’ will attract over 1000 performers to Glasgow to take part in a celebration of the nation’s commitment to educational instrumental music making.  And, at a time when pressures on instrumental music services are being highlighted in the national media, it will offer a unique opportunity to showcase to the British public and beyond just how important music making is to future generations of Scottish youth.

High profile support for the event on the day has come from all around the musical world – from international stars such as Nicola Benedetti, Sir James MacMillan and Richard Michael, to leading music media outlets such as the website ‘4Barsrest’ which has a global reach of over 75,000 people per month.

Musicians from the fields of classical, jazz, traditional, pop and rock will all be represented, with numerous social media platforms being utilised to further enhance the event.

We will be leading the way at the event by providing a ‘Band Supplies’ exhibition, showcasing instruments and associated products for all