Music Education: Articles & News

  • NAMM Foundation Grantee: Little Kids Rock

    Grantee Spotlight: Little Kids Rock

    The NAMM Foundation first provided Little Kids Rock with a Music Making Grant in 2002 and provided initial support for this program that is now having national impact by restoring, expanding and innovating music education in schools. Little Kids Rock trains public school educators and donates instruments and curricular resources to support the needs of school music programs.
  • Grantee Spotlight: The Sphinx Organization

    The Sphinx Organization, first awarded a NAMM Foundation Music Making Grant in 2017, strives to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
  • NAMM Foundation Public Service Announcement Video Wins Inaugural Gold Telly Award

    The Telly Awards recognize excellence in video and television programming.
  • Focusing on the Classroom: Music Content Standards

    Music educators are encouraged to watch “Tips for Success” videos (brought to you by The Music Achievement Council). The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Music for All

    Music for All, the charity arm of the United Kingdom’s Music Industries Association, is a 11-year NAMM Foundation grantee that inspires more music makers through their outreach programs like Learn to Play Day and Make Music Day.
  • From The Desk of Mary: A Robust Thank You To All Who Participated in Make Music Day

    As the sponsor of Make Music Day and on behalf of The NAMM Foundation, thank you to all who served as "community organizers" for various events, large and small. We applaud your efforts to create a more musical world. Play on!
  • NAMM Members and Nashville Locals Create Music at Summer NAMM

    Community music-making events at 2018 Summer NAMM encouraged world-wide participation in music making.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Dallas Wind Symphony

    The NAMM Foundation has partnered with the Dallas Wind Symphony for eight years, bolstering their outreach efforts and sponsoring students to attend the Dallas Winds summer Band Camp.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Country Artists Sound off on Music in Schools

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Fans of country music are encouraged to download and listen today.
  • From The Desk of Mary: Planets Align for Global Day of Music

    For all of us that believe in music, its inherent value to every human being and its potential to 'save us all,' the planets truly do align on June 21 as the northern hemisphere Summer Solstice marks the jubilant and global Make Music Day.