Recreational Music Making

Exploring Music-Making at any Level or Age

Recreational Music Making is part of NAMM’s commitment to “promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music.” 

The pages of this brochure, therefore, are filled with music-making activities by NAMM Members and community organizations that are spreading the joys and benefits of making music. This booklet represents our year-long, music-filled collaboration with Making Music magazine, a great supporter of Recreational Music Making. Our challenge to anyone holding this booklet is to make today the day you start to make music –whatever your age, ability, or level!

Another way to get involved in Recreational Music Making is to learn how you can participate in Make Music Day on June 21, 2015. Visit where you will find tips for how to start, lead, or join an existing Make Music Day event. In addition to planning your Make Music Day activities, be sure to:

  • Share your story with us about what you are planning for Make Music Day—from national-level businesses to mom-and-pop retailers and community organizations—your story could be published in Making Music magazine; send your update now or throughout the year to Antoinette Follett at
  • Download the Make Music Day Toolkit; it provides step-by-step instructions for hosting an event at your location or in an open space
  • Connect with others in your area through, and  your city can be designated as an official Make Music Day location

Let’s fill the world with music! Be a music-maker and a Recreational Music Making champion!

Mary L. Luehrsen, Executive Director
NAMM Foundation