Volunteer of the Year

Françoise Dahod was born and raised in France, and remembers classical music often being played around the house. In her 20s, she came to the United States and was first introduced to new types of music. Her daughter played the clarinet, piano, and sang, which showed Françoise how important music...
Jim Fahey adds a unique twist to many of the tours he provides as a docent for the NAMM Museum of Making Music. Growing up in the 1960s, Jim understands the impact music has on social issues. As a result of this, sociology and the impact of  music on culture has been a part of his tours at the...
Barbara Honig found out about the Museum of Making Music when she joined their New Horizons band - a band that offers learning new instruments and playing in a concert band setting to adults. After playing some percussion in the band, and then switching to the clarinet, Barbara found out about the...
John Lewis was awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for his dedication to the NAMM Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. John has enjoyed several positions within the museum including working in the museum store and helping with concerts and special events. However, it is as a gallery...
Joyce Schmauder says that her favorite part about volunteering at the Museum of Making Music is the people. From the young kids to the seniors, Joyce enjoys interacting with all of them and talking about making music. She has always liked music and remembers listening to her mother play piano when...