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Music & arts stores celebrate make music day with open mic event, open house and free lessons

Open House weekend event begins on Make Music Day, June 21, 2019 at locations across the country.

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Music & Arts, the nation’s largest music lessons provider, is proud to participate in Make Music Day on Friday, June 21, 2019, with a complimentary Open Mic night at its locations across the U.S.* Musicians and fans alike can join in the fun and celebrate music from 6 - 8pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist or band, or to watch local favorites. Find participating locations here.

Make Music Day is a free global celebration of music on June 21st. Founded in France in 1982, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.

Make Music Alliance president Aaron Friedman notes, "Make Music Day invites everyone – from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument – to welcome the first day of summer with a free, joyous music celebration. As Make Music Day spreads around the country, companies like Music & Arts have played a key role, opening their doors on June 21 to anyone who wants a chance to realize their musical dreams." For more information about Make Music day, visit www.MakeMusicDay.org.

Music & Arts will continue the celebration all weekend long with a special Open House event*. Students, parents and educators are invited to attend for complimentary guitar lessons, a free guitar offer and to explore the various musical instrument lesson options offered in their studios.

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Special on-site programs and opportunities include:

All weekend long: visitors can meet Music & Arts’ university-trained, background-checked instructors. Those who enroll in a month of musical instrument lessons will receive their choice of a free Fender Squier electric guitar(select models); a free Laurel Canyon full-size or ¾ size acoustic guitar, or ukulele (select models); or $150 off select Casio digital pianos while supplies last.**

Saturday June 22 at 11am and 1pm: Complimentary beginner guitar classes will guide new players through the first steps of learning guitar, as taught by a professional instructor. No guitar? No problem! Borrow one at no charge for the class.

Music & Arts marketing director Renier Fee enthuses, “We’re excited to participate in Make Music Day to share and support music making nationwide. We’ll be extending the celebration all weekend long in order to encourage new musicians to begin a lifelong relationship with music.”

Music & Arts teaches over 1.5 million lessons per year, with customized lessons for a variety of musical instruments to fit all levels, ages, and genres of music.

*The events will take place at all Music & Arts locations that offer lessons. To find a convenient location or to RSVPfor free online, visit www.MusicArts.com/OpenHouse.

**Some restrictions apply. See individual store associates and website for details.

About Music & Arts

The first Music & Arts, run by founder Benjamin O’Brien, opened in 1952 and was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD. Today, Music & Arts now has more than 500 retail and affiliate locations, 140 educational representatives, and teaches over 1.5 million lessons per year, making it one of the nation’s largest school music retailers and lesson providers. Now based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service for everything musical in your life including instruments, lessons, rentals and repairs. Visit MusicArts.com for more information.

About Make Music Day

Held annually on June 21 to coincide with the summer solstice, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.MakeMusicDay.org.

By Our Press Release Coordinator Monday May 13, 2019
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