Celebrate World Music Day in style

Celebrate World Music Day in Style - Richard Lawson Pianos

Music is a universal language.

Transcending age, race, and gender, it speaks to everyone. The simplest melody can trigger a memory or spark emotion, bringing joy, happiness, excitement, or even sorrow.

At Richard Lawson Pianos, we think the impact of music is pretty amazing – and we’re not on our own. In fact, so many people are keen to share and promote the power and positivity of music, there is now an internationally recognised day to celebrate – World Music Day. And this year’s UK event, Make Music Day, is marked out for the 21st of June.


What is World Music Day?

If ever a day was going to make our hearts sing, this is it.

Originally known as Fête de la Musique, World Music Day started in Paris back in 1982, and is now held every year, across the globe, in June.

Designed to celebrate diversity and unite cultures, the original event featured free public performances. The aim was to give everyone access to enjoy music, whilst also providing a stage for musicians to showcase their talents.

Local schools got behind the idea, hosting workshops, masterclasses, and competitions, resulting in the day being heralded as a huge success.

Fast forward to 2024, and World Music Day – or Make Music Day, as we now badge it up in the UK – is recognised in more than 125 countries worldwide.

With every musical genre and every instrument included, it’s a fantastic way to bring people together and encourage all ages and abilities to participate in the magic of making music.

The initiative is taken into schools, youth and community groups, hospitals, and even prisons to share and celebrate the positive effects of music. And in 2022, a fantastic 2.8 million people were reached through #MakeMusicDayUK.


Pianos from around the world

Okay, so we admit we are a little biased toward the piano, but we believe it is an instrument that upholds the ethos behind World Music Day perfectly.

The very definition of unity, a piano pulls together the diversity of an orchestra. Unites the voices of a choir. Can perform classical works every bit as well as it can adapt to modern pop music. It’s even an instrument that can be played alone, but is also ideal for duetting – heck, you can even buy a duet stool! Now if that doesn’t tick the box for bringing people together through music, we don’t know what does.

Additionally, pianos are produced in many countries, with renowned manufacturers found across all corners of the globe – making the heritage of this musical instrument widely multicultural.

Just some examples include:

  • Bösendorfer pianos – world-class instruments originating from Austria
  • Bechstein pianos – one of Germany’s most highly regarded piano brands
  • Kawai pianos – world-renowned pianos that come from Japan’s long-founded factory
  • Steinway pianos – many of which are crafted in New York.


Let’s celebrate

Let's Celebrate - Richard Lawson Pianos

Make Music Day is a great opportunity to embrace music.

Here in the UK, events will be held in classrooms and communities up and down the country. Information, event listings, and free resources can be found on the official Make Music Day UK website.

But why confine the celebrations to just one day?

At Richard Lawson Pianos, we believe music should be enjoyed every day – and a great way to make this possible is by owning your own instrument.

You might be a school, community hall, am-dram group, budding composer, professional player, or just keen to start learning an instrument – it doesn’t matter to us! We pride ourselves on offering pianos to match every player’s need, at every level.

Whether you’re looking for a digital piano to record and compose, an upright Yamaha for a school or community setting, or a high-end Bösendorfer piano for sale, we have something for every playing preference and all budgets. With a knowledgeable team on hand, ready to help fine-tune your choice, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect instrument.

So why not celebrate Make Music Day UK by booking an appointment to come and visit our showroom?

Easily accessible in Amersham, we have appointments available throughout the day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the 20th of June – or your preferred day (we’re happy to celebrate pianos anytime) – select a convenient time, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you into our showroom.

Don’t forget – we’re also part of the ‘Take it away’ scheme to support music makers like you, which offers interest-free loans for musical instruments and tuition. Visit our piano finance page or contact a member of the team to find out more.

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