In an attempt to inspire more music participation in England, Bidvine has announced that Barbara De Biasi, the founder of Fireworks Music School, will be offering free piano music lessons at St. Pancras next week…on the public Yamaha B3 donated (and signed) by Elton John. The lessons, starting on Monday 23 May and running for 5 days, will last for 15mins and can be booked online here. There are only four sessions available between 11am and 12pm, though – so get booking as quick as you can! Those interested need simply to enter their name, email address and preferred day and time of their free lesson. When successfully booked in, they will receive a confirmation email back. How clef-er!
According to figures, Arts Council England has had its government grant cut by 36% since 2010. As a result, the 55% of young children that were taking part in activities like learning to play a musical instrument in 2010, has now fallen to 30%. The future of music in the UK is at risk, and this is De Biasi’s bid to stop it! Sohrab Jahanbani, CEO of Bidvine.com, said,“The St. Pancras piano is a fantastic public resource and one that we don’t think is utilised enough. One of the team here mentioned just how hard the arts have been hit since 2010, and it’s sad to see the impact that’s had on the number of people learning a musical instrument. We decided to do something we hope will inspire people to discover or rediscover a passion for music.” Hear, hear!
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