Want to learn how to make a pop song?


Learn To Play Day - 24th and 25th June 2017


Learn the secrets behind making a pop hit

Music workshop at Yamaha Music London

Forget queuing for X Factor auditions - you can WIN a place at a unique pop music workshop and star in an exclusive pop music video with live musicians at Yamaha Music London!

We're looking for talented young pop fans aged between 8-14* to join highly acclaimed UK singer/songwriter Nina Schofield to perform Beat Another Rhythm the Learn to Play Day anthem for 2017. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and artist with pop success across the world, Nina will be hosting live and free music workshops during Learn to Play Day 24-25 June in-store at the Yamaha Music store from 12:00 noon to 1.30pm.

Nina will use her vocals across layers of drums, keyboards and strings to demonstrate how instrumentation on a song can change its shape and dimension. Nina will then show everyone how their own voices act as instruments too, teaching the chorus so that they become her choir. This unique experience culminates in a live acoustic music performance of Beat Another Rhythm with the lucky winners joining in the vocals.

Nina's anthem for Learn To Play Day, Beat Another Rhythm, is released on Friday 7th July - enter our exclusive competition to win a front row seat at Nina's music workshop and the chance to appear in the live acoustic music video for Beat Another Rhythm. Places are limited - don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Yamaha Music London Exclusive:
World Premiere of the Learn To Play Day 2017 Anthem

Be among the first to see the video for Nina's Schofield's amazing new track Beat Another Rhythm.

UK Singer/Songwriter Nina Schofield gives you the video exclusive for ​Beat Another Rhythm the official anthem of Learn To Play Weekend 2017 commissioned by Yamaha Music London.

Nina Schofield: The Voice of Learn To Play Day

“I’m delighted to have been chosen as the face and voice of Yamaha Music London’s Learn To Play Day activities. Music brings me joy every day and learning to play an instrument changed my life in so many positive ways. I want to share that with as many young people as possible during this Learn to Play weekend.”
Nina Schofield

Nina first stamped her mark on the musical map when she scooped a No.4 iTunes chart hit. Nominations followed for Best Female Artist on both sides of the Atlantic (2014’s Best of British Music Awards and Best Female Vocal Artist in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014), as did vocals alongside Emma Bunton on the national ad campaign for the Channel 5 show ‘Don’t Stop Believing’, live appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival (sharing the bill with the likes of The Black Eyed Peas, Jeff Beck, Gnarls Barkley and Lily Allen), an enviable dance-floor following with her featured vocals on Aurosonic & Frainbreeze’s ‘Lift You Up’ track and being head-hunted by Dutch pop/RnB super band, Romeo, to join them on their sell out come-back show. Added to which, she co-wrote and co-worked with Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winners and nominees with a striking list of names such as Morrisey’s Richard Niles, Gabrielle Aplin’s Tom Wilding, Usher’s Angelo Valentino and Orbital’s Lloyd Perrin. Nina was chosen as the anthem for World Voice Day 2016 and her debut album ‘Shapes’ was received last summer to high critical acclaim.

Now the multi-talented performer joins forces with Yamaha Music London to lead music lovers through the wonderful experience of Learn To Play Day. Join Nina on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June for a live workshop where you will experience how learning to play an instrument can change the entire shape of a song. You may just be invited to record a live video with her too!

‘Beat Another Rhythm’ is an upbeat pop track bursting with confidence and musical vibrancy. Written by Nina Schofield specifically for Learn to Play Day, the song layers Nina’s divine vocals across tiers of drums, keyboards and strings, demonstrating how instrumentation on a song can change its shape and dimension. The track is a depiction of musical liberation, how music can help you break free from whatever ties you down, using the beat to help you find a new direction.


*All children aged 14 and under must have a responsible parent or guardian with them for the duration of the workshop and filming of the video. The workshop and Pop Video will be filmed for social media and publicity purposes. Please notify a member of Yamaha Music London staff prior to filming should this be a problem. The Workshop and Pop Video competition (the "Competition") is open to children living in the UK aged between 8 and 14 years old.

Nina Schofield
Nina Schofield
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Nina Schofield playing a grand piano at Yamaha Music London