On Saturday 16th February, Rocksteady will be at selected PMT Stores to teach children aged 5-16 to play an iconic Foo Fighters song in just thirty minutes for free - even if they have never played before!
One of the biggest rock bands in the world, Foo Fighters, are teaming up with Europe’s largest rock school to announce the Rocksteady: Just PLAY Foo Fighters free live music education experience. Children across the UK will have the opportunity to learn to play an iconic Foo Fighters riff or beat or two in just 30 minutes—regardless of whether or not they’ve ever played an instrument!
And the best thing? It’s free!
Last year, Dave Grohl released “PLAY”, a two-part mini-documentary which celebrated the rewards and challenges of dedicating one's life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. Directed by Grohl himself, it involved the Foo frontman challenging himself to play non-stop for 23 minutes on several different instruments. The challenges Grohl created for himself in creating “PLAY” mirror those taken on by music students every day—and this shared quest gave “PLAY” its mission to inspire and promote music education.
In a similar vein, the free Rocksteady: Just PLAY workshops will offer young people across the UK the chance to experience the magic, inspiration, and challenges that come with learning to play a musical instrument. The events will be open to all, taking place on Saturday 16th February in PMT Birmingham, PMT Bristol, PMT Leeds, PMT Manchester, PMT Northampton, PMT Nottingham, PMT Portsmouth, and PMT Romford. The events will also be taking place in The Boileroom Music and Community Arts Venue, Guildford and Banquet Records, Kingston, too.
Rocksteady Music School has partnered with PMT previously to support the national event Learn To Play Day, and we know that they are experts at getting any child started on playing in their own bands, often as quickly as 10 minutes! The event is open to all abilities to children ages 5 to 16, so whether you already play or have never touched an instrument before, you will have the chance to learn and perform the music of one of the greatest rock bands in history.
As well as getting to be part of a real-life rock band, children that take part in the event will also be entered into a prize draw on the day to win exclusive merchandise including t-shirts, vinyl albums, and signed drumsticks.
- When: Saturday 16th February, 10AM-4PM
- Where: PMT Birmingham, PMT Bristol, PMT Leeds, PMT Manchester, PMT Northampton, PMT Nottingham, PMT Portsmouth, and PMT Romford. View Store Details.
- More info: There is no charge for taking part in the event, no experience necessary and all instruments will be provided. Rocksteady will include as many children as time allows and may need to offer lessons on a first come first served basis depending on demand. All children need to be accompanied by an adult and have permission from their parent or guardian to participate.