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Learn More and Register for the NAMM Music Education Days

Sharon Paquette Lose • News • December 5, 2016

Each January, music educators from across the U.S. gather in southern California for Music Education Days at The NAMM Show. The program offers music teachers and administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.

“Music Education Days continues to celebrate and support music educators in their very important role of inspiring children to learn to play music,” said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. “This event brings together music education professionals to network with the industry and each other, and offers tools and innovation to create even better music programs in their districts.”

Music educators from pre-K through post graduate faculty, private teachers/instructors, school administrators, and school board members are all encouraged to attend.  Past participants share their thoughts:

“There is no substitute for being able to sit with the manufacturers of the hardware, software technology I use every day in the classroom. Also, it’s great to see and access emerging technologies and products that won’t make it into mainstream music stores for some time”

“I have so many new ideas to use in the classroom.  I wasn’t even aware of some of the new products and technology available for educators and students.”

 “Music Education Days at NAMM provides an opportunity to network with other professionals and hear what they’re doing and discuss both wins and challenges as well as what we might explore doing to overcome the challenges.”

“Each year I make new and excellent connections. Some connections are practical and we do some collaborating during the year. Other connections are totally inspiring and provide the energy I use all year to stay positive about the music education I provide.”

Registration for Music Education Days at The 2017 NAMM Show is now open. Music educators, school administrators and school board members are welcome to register.  Registration fee before the badge deadline is $25 and the registration fee after the badge deadline on January 4th, is $50. 

Music Educator Showcases will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 2017 at the NAMM Member Center, Anaheim Convention Center, Lobby B. The showcases provide music educators, NAMM exhibitors, NAMM Foundation partners and nonprofits, with an “Only at the NAMM Show” opportunity to learn about innovative music education tools, non-profit music programs and best practices from the classroom. Four fast-paced sessions will be presented in eight 5-minute presentation segments immediately followed by a 15-minute ‘meet the presenters’ networking segment.  This lightening-speed format provides attendees an array of educational knowledge in a condensed time frame.

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