09:30AM, Monday 14 April 2014
Reform Road in Maidenhead was alive with the sound of music on Saturday as Dawkes Music hosted it's third annual learn to play day.
Musical novices were offered free woodwind lessons on the flute, clarinet or saxophone.
Expert staff offered intimate tuition to make sure their first notes came out as close to pitch perfect as possible.
"We're trying to get as many new starters as we can - it doesn't matter whether they're kids or adults," said managing director, John Dawkes.
The day also included live music from two bands to get them inspired.
The first was the shop's My Music adult beginners group - all of whom had been playing for less than two years.
Some of its members took up their instruments the first time the family business hosted a learn to play two years ago.
This was their first performance and despite a few nerves there was not a note out of place.
They were followed by the 18-piece Blake's Heaven Big Band.
"They're top pro players showing us all how it's done," added John.
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