Foo Fighters Announce Free Live Music Education Experience For Kids
Following the release of last year’s epic PLAY, Foo Fighters are now taking the ideas behind Dave Grohl’s instrument-learning celebration directly across the UK via Rocksteady and a new Just PLAY event.
On February 16, children across the country are set to have the opportunity to learn “iconic Foo Fighters riff or beat of two in just 30 minutes – regardless of whether or not they’ve ever played an instrument” at a free workshop.
“If you can help a young person feel like a rockstar for a day you can inspire them into a lifelong love of making music and you can’t get much more inspirational than the Foos!” enthuses Rocksteady CEO Scott Monks. “One of the exciting things about this event is that it is for everyone, regardless of ability. If you’ve ever dreamed of playing in a band or trying a new instrument, make sure you come along and get involved – it’s going to be an unforgettable day for everyone.”
“We see firsthand every day the massive benefits music can have to children’s confidence, wellbeing and sense of identity. Some of the children who need music in their lives the most would not necessarily consider themselves musical and so it is imperative that they are given the opportunity as early as possible to pick up an instrument and just play.”
The Rocksteady events are open for children aged five to 16 of all abilities on Saturday, February 16 in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Guildford, Kingston and Romford.
Not only will attendees be taught their favourite Foos tracks, but they’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win exclusive merch – from T-shirts to vinyl to signed drumsticks!
If you haven’t gotten your own Foo-fill yet, check out 20 things you didn’t know about Dave Grohl, read about why we have a crush on him, or grab tickets to see Foo Fighters at Reading & Leeds this August.
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