Recreational Music Making at The 2017 NAMM Show

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Get energized to #JustPLAY music at The 2017 NAMM Show!

Recreational Music Making (RMM) programming begins on Friday, Jan. 24 with the All-industry Drum Circle and ends on Sunday, Jan. 22 with the Music Making and Leisure Brunch & Learn and Ukulele Circle. View the RMM event schedule below.

Sound Bites from Past Events

“The All-Industry Drum Circle is a sonic symbol for all music is, and all it can be to musicians and non-musicians alike.” – John Fitzgerald, Remo Inc.

“We’re here to present real working ideas that you can take home. NAMM Members make a better musical world!” -Mary Luehrsen, executive director of The NAMM Foundation.

“Remember...It's all about the groove!” – Lisa Beale, Bongo Boy Music.

Complete Schedule for RMM Programming

DateEventTimeDescriptionLocation
Friday, Jan. 20All-industry Drum Circle5:45 PMDrum up enthusiasm for the music industry at NAMM’s annual All-industry Drum Circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration! Blow off some steam and get ideas for setting up fun, group-based Recreational Music Making experiences. Percussion instruments provided. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Remo, Inc.Palm Garden, Outside of the Anaheim Convention Center
Sunday, Jan. 22“Music Making and Leisure” Brunch & Learn11:00 AMThis is the place to discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music makers. Moderator: Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, The NAMM Foundation; Panelists: Lee Higgins, contributing author of The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and President of the International Society of Music Educators (ISME); Roger Mantie, Associate Professor of Music Education School of Music at Arizona State University and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure. Continental breakfast is provided. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center
Ukulele Circle2:30 PMAdd the uke to your musical repertoire! Unleash your Island Spirit at our ukulele circle, where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.” No experience required, and we provide the ukes!. Facilitated by Lenny San Jose. Presented by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center
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