Foo Fighters Are Helping Kids In The U.K. Connect With Music

Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl auctioned off a range of instruments through the Reverb site last October and now the money raised through that effort is going to organizations that encourage children to create music.

The band announced this week that it has teamed up with the Rocksteady Music School for a free initiative which will give children ages five to 16 the chance to learn how to play their favorite Foos tracks -- regardless of whether or not they’ve ever played an instrument -- in just 30 minutes.

A statement explained, "Rocksteady: Just Play workshops will offer young people across the U.K. the chance to experience the magic, inspiration and challenges that come with learning to play a musical instrument. The events will be open to all, taking place on February 16 in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Guildford, Kingston and Romford."

Teachers will be on hand to guide the kids through the songs, while all the instruments will be supplied. There will also be drawings for prizes, with kids getting the chance to win T-shirts, albums and signed drumsticks.