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.

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.

From The Desk of Mary: It’s that Time of The Year AGAIN!

As we turn the corner to spring, we await two important events. First, the April announcement of national recognitions for Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) districts and SupportMusic Merit Award schools. This recogntion is a highpoint of our year as we celebrate the many districts and schools who support music education and assure that it is part of curriculum for all students.

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!

Special Talking Up Music Education Podcast Series Broadcast Live From The 2018 NAMM Show with Vanessa Carlton, Hunter Hayes and More

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episodes broadcast live from The 2018 NAMM Show today!

Until Next Time! Thanks for Attending The 2018 NAMM Show

Thank you to all of the music educators, music college students and faculty, and nonprofit organizations who joined us at The 2018 NAMM Show! Revisit your time with us by viewing photo galleries and videos and be sure to save the dates for the upcoming NAMM Shows.