Fender

Fender, after years supporting free guitar lessons at the UK’s “Learn To Play Day”, is taking the concept stateside for Make Music, beginning in New York City.

On June 21, aspiring Claptons can pick up a few pointers from some 50 guitar teachers located in the pedestrian plazas around Times Square. Between 1pm and 5pm, they will give free fifteen-minute lessons to all comers, with guitars available on loan for those without.

Among the teachers will be one of Times Square’s most famous denizens, The Naked Cowboy, along with specialists in rock music, jazz, and experimental genres.

Website: fender.com