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Welcome to the Learn to Play Series.


More than twenty years in development by Learn To Play Music Publishers, there is no other music program like it on the market! We have made it easy to learn to play guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, violin/fiddle, cello, banjo, recorder, dulcimer, harmonica, drums (including cajòn) & rhythm instruments. New instruments being added this year include flute, baritone ukulele, 5-string banjo, ocarina, tin whistle (Irish whistle, penny whistle), fife, pan flute, 6-string banjo, tenor banjo, & plectrum banjo. And, coming soon: electric bass, viola, bass, harp, band and orchestra instruments, and more. With over 3,600 pages of music in the first 3 levels (per instrument), you will have lots of fun music to play–enough to get REALLY good at reading music and that’s the secret to success.

When you’re good at something, it’s fun; and when you’re having fun, you want to keep doing it. It’s that easy. Just start at the beginning and play every day. And if you have other family members or friends who are also using the Learn to Play series, you can all have fun playing together.

All the music for all the different instruments matches within the series, so that guitar, piano, mandolin, violin/fiddle, ukulele, baritone ukulele, banjo, recorder, flute, dulcimer, harmonica, cello, ocarina, tin whistle, fife, bass, and drum students can all play together. All music includes easy-to-play notes and chord symbols, and extra verses are included for singing. And there’s a huge variety of music, including folk songs, country, bluegrass, old time, classical, fiddle tunes, and Celtic (music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, etc.) along with rock & jazz styles.

So, get ready to have fun. You can start with the entire set of curriculum (music books) in Level 1A (30-38 books in 9-10 spiral-bound volumes w/alphabetical index — about 1,200-1,500 songs, arranged by genre, i.e. “Folk Songs”, “Children’s Songs” “Fiddlin’ Around” –fiddle tunes, etc.) or you can begin with just Starter Pak #1 (contains the first 6 books you will need, in 2 spiral-bound volumes of 3 books each — about 250 songs). You can order one Starter Pak at a time or all five in the first level and save. Some instruments are now available in the new “All in One” format; this new series is available as individual books or in sets of 6 books each.

You can learn to play by using the curriculum (music books) only. Or, you can add our “Learn to Play” Online Lesson Program which includes both “live” classes and videos. Your entire family can learn to play all 22 instruments for only $29.95 per month. Yes, really! Your family membership entitles you to have complete, unlimited access to everything — both the recorded videos (nearly 2,000 lesson videos so far) as well as “live” classes. (Please see our current “Live” “Class Schedule” and “Class Description” for class details.) You also have access to your teacher for any questions or issues. All the classes and videos are ongoing all year round, so students can start anytime. And, there is no long-term commitment. You can start and stop anytime you want. Although, many families do choose to pay yearly because you will save $110 per year. For more information on the “live” classes, please see “Live Class Info”.

This year, we have added several new features. Students who are not already in our “live” classes now have the opportunity to meet face-to-face online with their teacher every week in order to ask questions and receive feedback and encouragement. There are also additional performance opportunities. Also, students can now elect to certify their progress each year and receive transcripts of their accomplishments.

If you need an affordable instrument, we have done extensive research to find the best quality instruments and accessories at the most affordable prices, so that entire families can afford to learn to play. We stock these products for the convenience of our customers. Please visit our storefront to see the current selection. You can also view our Online Catalog, or you can call or email us at the numbers below. We are happy to assist you either online or by phone.

Please feel free to contact us anytime for more information. Phone: (502) 413-5443 (Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST);  Email: customerservice AT learntoplay.biz  (–please retype the word “AT” as: @)