Upcoming Webinar, 10/29: Enhance Health and Wellness with Making Music Online

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Believe in Music: NAMM Foundation Webinar Series

NAMM Foundation programming for Believe in Music includes fall webinars (Sept.-Dec.) for college faculty and students, music educators, music service organizations, music makers and more.

About the Webinar

Enhance Health and Wellness with Making Music Online

1 pm PT/4 pm ET

Explore the role music can play in overall health and wellness including addressing anxiety, isolation and social-emotional realities.  Learn to connect with online musical communities, make music together and be uplifted every day.



Believe in Music: NAMM Foundation Webinar Series

Kristin Starling, Executive Director, SongwritingWith:Soldiers

Kristin’s passion for music, service and the power of the arts led her to SongwritingWith:Soldiers in the fall of 2017. As Executive Director, she brings twenty plus years of non-profit development and leadership experience through her work at KCRW Los Angeles, the GRAMMY® Charities, and Nashville Opera.

Believe in Music: NAMM Foundation Webinar Series Robin Walenta, CEO, West Music Company

Robin Walenta is the CEO of West Music Company. West Music is based in Coralville, Iowa with seven retail stores and several business units that serve musicians both nationally and internationally. Under Robin’s leadership, West Music has grown to the 13th largest music retailer in the United States with over 200 employees. 

Robin embodies West Music's mission, “Play now. Play for Life.” through her numerous contributions to the music industry. These include most recently serving as Chair of the National Association of Music Merchant’s (NAMM) Executive Committee, serving and being a founding member of the Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund, serving on the NAMM Technology Committee, and having served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education. Robin was awarded a She Rocks Award in 2014 which honors women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry.  

Kelly Carlson, Director of Music Therapy, West Music Company

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