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Foo Fighters announce free music education events for UK children

By | Published on Thursday 7 February 2019

Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters have teamed up with music school Rocksteady for a series of free events around the UK later this month, aiming to get children playing their favourite of the band’s songs in 30 minutes.

Taking place in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Guildford, Kingston and Romford, the free events will be open to children aged five to sixteen. No prior playing experience necessary.

“If you can help a young person feel like a rock star 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”, says Rocksteady CEO Scott Monks.

“One of the exciting things about this event is that it is for everyone, regardless of ability” he adds. “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”.

Monks continues: “We see first-hand 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 events follow Dave Grohl’s 23 minute solo track ‘Play’, which was released last summer and kicked off a project to promote music education.

The Rocksteady events in the UK will take place on 16 Feb. Find out more here.