Learn To Play

Make Music Day

Whether you’re a complete beginner, a lapsed player, or an old pro looking to learn new tricks, stop by for a free music lesson on June 21!

Free Lessons: Guitars | Ukuleles | Harmonicas | Keyboards

Free Guitar Lessons

Make Music New York
Times Square
W. 42nd St and Broadway
1pm – 5pm

Ever wanted to play guitar? Got 15 minutes?

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 teachers from the NYC Guitar School, and specialists in jazz and experimental genres.

In partnership with
Fender NYC Guitar School Chord Buddy


Make Music Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
1:30pm – 2:30pm

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is hosting free, group guitar lessons for Make Music Day. In just 25 minutes, aspiring guitarists will learn basic chords and strumming techniques through familiar country songs. Guitars provided. Swing by and learn to play basic guitar!

In partnership with
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Free Ukulele Lessons

Over thirty Mass Appeal Ukulele events are scheduled on June 21, open to all players – including absolute beginners. Many events start out with a free lesson (check the listings for details), and all participants will receive Alfred Music’s “It’s Ukulele Time” primer for beginning players.

Click here for Mass Appeal Ukulele listings.

In partnership with
Kala Alfred

Free Harmonica Lessons

Nearly all of this year’s Mass Appeal Harmonica jams begin with free mini-lessons for beginners. Hohner is generously providing 100 free harmonicas for each event – take the instrument home, and take the first step towards becoming a harmonica master!

Click here for Mass Appeal Harmonica listings.

In partnership with

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Free Keyboard Lessons

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano, but don’t have time for lessons?

For this year’s Make Music Day, Yamaha Clavinova dealers across the country will invite the public to come to their stores and learn how to play a song in less than fifteen minutes – even for those who have never before touched an instrument. Available songs will include the Game of Thrones theme, “Abide with Me”, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (Bonnie Raitt), “Time in a Bottle” (Jim Croce), and “A Sky Full of Stars” (Coldplay).

Participants will receive free sheet music to continue practicing at home, and can enter to win a free Yamaha Clavinova.

In partnership with:
Yamaha Clavinova

Participating Locations:


Dennis Hagerty Keyboard Concepts
18285 Euclid Ave
Fountain Valley, CA

Hanmi Piano
7942 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA

Hanmi Piano
3170 W. Olympic Blvd Unit #E
Los Angeles, CA

Socal Pianos
740 So Rochester Ave Suite B
Ontario, CA

Dennis Hagerty Keyboard Concepts
3704 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA

Greene Music
7480 Miramar Rd Ste 101
San Diego, CA

Dennis Hagerty Keyboard Concepts
3232 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Dennis Hagerty Keyboard Concepts
5539 Van Nuys Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA


Classic Pianos Denver
1332 S. Broadway Ste 200
Denver, CO


Piano Distributors
6170 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater, FL

Piano Distributors
10353 Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL

Piano Distributors
8114 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL

Piano Distributors
1475 12th St. East
Palmetto, FL

Piano Music Center
1950 Southwest 30th Avenue
Pembroke Park, FL

Piano Distributors
4223 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL

Piano Distributors
11634 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL


Piano Distributors
1600 NE Expressway NE
Atlanta, GA

Piano Distributors
1736 Cobb Pkwy Se
Marietta, GA

Piano Distributors
1017 Mansell Road
Roswell, GA


West Music Company
1212 5th St
Coralville, IA

West Music Company
2255 John F Kennedy Rd Ste 2
Dubuque, IA

West Music Company
1398 Twixt Town Rd
Marion, IA


1335 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

Ortigara’s Musicville Inc.
10830 South Central Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL

Hendricks Keyboards
421-25 Maple Ave
Downers Grove, IL

Grand Piano Haus
3640 West Dempster Street
Skokie, IL


5501 Us Highway 30 W
Fort Wayne, IN


Williams’ Piano Shop
123 Harvard St
Brookline, MA


Jordan Kitts Music
12303 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, MD


Starbird Music & Piano Gallery
500 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME


Evola Music Center
7170 North Haggerty Rd
Canton, MI

Evola Music Center
12745 Twenty-Three Mile Rd.
Shelby Township, MI


Meyer Music
1512 Hwy. 40
Blue Springs, MO

Piano Distributors
15464 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO

Piano Distributors
1729 West Broadway, Suite 10B
Columbia, MO

Meyer Music
6312-14 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO


Jacobs Music Company
150 Barclay Farms Shopping Center Rte 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ

Worldwide Piano
691 Route 1 South Captain’s Plaza
Edison, NJ

Rockaway Music Co.
1745 Rte. 10 East
Morris Plains, NJ


Piano & Organ Center
102 Lawrence Rd East
N Syracuse, NY

Faust Harrison Pianos
207 West 58th Street
New York, NY

Piano & Organ Center
1225 Jefferson Road Suite 39
Rochester, NY

Faust Harrison Pianos
214 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY

Piano & Organ Center
4545 Transit Rd
Williamsville, NY


Classic Pianos Cleveland
28699 Chagrin Blvd #280
Woodmere, OH


Classic Pianos
3003 Se Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR

Music, Music!
2790 Market St. NE
Salem, OR


Jacobs Music Company
1718 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

Modern Piano
11883 Perry Highway Suite B
Wexford, PA

Jacobs Music Company
1135 N. Easton Rd
Willow Grove, PA


Hannah Piano Co.
6169 St. Andrews Rd.
Columbia, SC


Batchelder’s Plummer Piano & Organs
1301 W Omaha St Ste 101
Rapid City, SD


Miller Piano Specialists
650 Frazier Dr Suite 150
Franklin, TN


Jordan Kitts Music
8500 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA


Contois Music
217 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT


Classic Pianos
10635 N.E. 8th Street, Ste 101
Bellevue, WA

Beacocks Vancouver Music Co.
1420 Se 163rd Ave.
Vancouver, WA