Music Education: Articles & News

  • Grantee Spotlight: National String Project Consortium

    The National String Project Consortium (NSPC), a NAMM Foundation grantee for 11 years, is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments while also addressing the shortage of string teachers in the U.S
  • Hunger to Do Something Amazing: From N.W.A. to Open Labs—Arabian Prince Gets Futuristic

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 52 today.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

    A NAMM Foundation partner and grantee for over twenty years, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments and support services to under-funded music programs across the U.S. Inspired by the acclaimed film Mr. Holland’s Opus, the Foundation gives economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, leading them to success in school, and inspiring creativity and expression through making music.
  • The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Choosing a Music Dealer

    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.
  • OK Go Drummer Dan Konopka Talks Innovation in Music Performance and Video

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 46 today.
  • Grantee Spotlight: VH1 Save The Music Foundation

    Since its inception in 1997, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has partnered with The NAMM Foundation to help further their mission of raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s well-rounded, complete education.
  • Vanessa Carlton Settles in to Freedom as a Singer-songwriter

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 50 today.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Guitars in The Classroom

    Guitars in the Classroom, a 12-year NAMM Foundation grant recipient which serves over 260,000 children per year, is dedicated to increasing literacy and learning across the curriculum through integrated music making in public elementary school classrooms.
  • Country Music Star Hunter Hayes on Growing Up With Music

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 47 today.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Percussion Marketing Council (PMC)

    The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is deeply committed to helping to create more music makers. A 20-year NAMM Foundation Music Making Program grantee, PMC uniquely understands that the future of percussion products is directly linked to the creation of more players, and by creating more music makers, all music retailers (manufacturers, distributors, publishers etc.) benefit!

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