Community Music Making at 2018 Summer NAMM

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Get energized to play music at 2018 Summer NAMM!

Community Music Making (CMM) programming at 2018 Summer NAMM is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, 2018. 

As part of NAMM’s Make Music Experience on Sat., the Guitar and Ukulele Circles offer music making opportunities to demonstrate and celebrate the joys of making music. You will be inspired to create new, hands-on music making experiences for your family, customers, and everyone in your community! The day kicks off with a Guitar Circle and continues with a Community Music Making Forum and Ukulele Circle in the afternoon. View the complete CMM event schedule below, and learn more about the Make Music Experience, here.

Sound Bites from Past Events

“To bring a new group of people into our world to share a love of [the ukulele] is truly special.” – Ukulenny, Uke Circle facilitator

“We can make music into life-long involvement. Build on school music experiences and use those as stepping stones.” - Roger Mantie, Arizona State University, on Community Music Making

Complete Schedule for CMM Programming

DateEventTimeDescriptionLocation
Saturday, June 30Guitar Circle11 am-12 pmBrush up on your musical skills at the Summer NAMM guitar circle. This free group lesson taught by guitar-teaching legend, Glen McCarthy, will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’ Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play.Music City Center, Level 3 Lobby
Saturday, June 30Community Music Making (CMM) Forum1-2pmThe Community Music Making (RMM) Forum at Summer NAMM is the place to be to get detailed information on how to host or support a successful Make Music Day event in your city. Hear first-hand how retailers and manufacturers with Make Music Day city organizers to maximize their participation in this world-wide celebration of music making.Music City Center, NAMM Member Center, Level Lobby 3
Saturday, June 30Ukulele Circle2-3 pmJoin YouTube sensation, “Ukulenny” for a free group ukulele lesson. Learn the basics, add some new tunes to your repertoire and have a ton of fun. Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co.Music City Center, Level 3 Lobby
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