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Thursday, June 1, 2017
NAMM Members Roll Up Their Sleeves To Build Upon Jefferson Middle School Academy’s Music Program

On May 22, 2017, NAMM members participated in a Day of Service as part of the 2017 NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, by coaching students and making music at Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, D.C.
 
“Seeing students that do not have regular access to music and arts experience music making for the first time is impactful. Kids that have never touched an instrument before were actively engaged in making music and loving it,” said Kimberly Deverell, from San Diego Music Studio.
 
NAMM members provided three hours of music education instruction on drum, ukulele and guitar for the middle school students. NAMM delegates also provided an instrument audit and a maintenance and repair plan for the school’s existing instruments. Read more about the event, here.
 
View photos from the Day of Service
For more information about the NAMM Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, please read the Press Release
Make Music on June 21!

The NAMM Foundation and the Make Music Alliance invite you to participate in a Make Music Day event on June 21, 2017! This annual global festival of music encourages first-time and seasoned music makers to come together on the longest day of the year to “Just Play" and it is the perfect occasion to bring all people together to make music. Learn more about Make Music Day, to host an event or connect with a community organizing committee.

Download the toolkit
Stay Informed at Summer NAMM

Planning your Summer NAMM schedule? The NAMM Foundation team invites all attendees to save the dates for the following events: 

Thursday, July 13
Issues and Advocacy Sessions
 
Friday, July 14
SupportMusic's Coalition on Coalitions Forum
 
Saturday, July 15
Recreational Music Making Forum
Ukulele Circle
Watch “Music Follows You,” The NAMM Foundation’s 2017 PSA

Music Follows You” is the title and concept of The NAMM Foundation’s 2017 PSA. The PSA serves to inspire its viewers to think about music – and themselves – differently than before. The thirty-second spot features spoken word artist Steve Connell who espouses this view of music in a lyrical fashion that is sure to capture audiences and provide inspiration to break barriers of the self-limiting notions of who makes music – and at what age.

Watch and share the PSA
 
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