The NAMM Foundation Invites Music Educators to Attend ‘Music Education Days’ at the 2010 NAMM Show

Musical Instruments and Products for Schools Will Be Showcased for Educators to Explore During Weekend

November 3, 2009

The NAMM Foundation today announced that it is inviting school music educators to attend the third annual “Music Education Days” event at the NAMM Show, the largest music products trade show held annually in Anaheim, Calif.

Although the NAMM Show is closed to the public, The NAMM Foundation invites music educators on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17, 2010 to learn about the instruments and accessories that can best help them teach their students how to learn and play music.

Music Education Days events provide  an opportunity for music teachers to interact with each other and music products industry professionals and address mutual concerns about access to music education for all children.  This year’s Music Education Days also feature a “Best Tools for Schools” program developed by Symphony Publishing that will allow music educators to identify music products and materials that provide innovative solutions and opportunities for music learning. 

“SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA magazine is looking forward to presenting the Best Tools for Schools program," said Sidney Davis, Group Publisher, Symphony Publishing. "Music teachers will make the product selections during the NAMM trade shows and a panel of their peers will present the items to the assembled educators on Sunday afternoon. The selected items will be profiled in SBO and serve as a guide to our readership of 20,000 band and orchestra directors in their selection of new items for their school music programs”

Some of the event highlights of “Music Education Days”

  • A Welcome Reception and Orientation at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center
  • The Sandy Feldstein Music Industry Roundtable, presented by Crane School of Music, at 4 p.m. on Saturday
  • Idea Center Session: Trends In Music Education on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Idea Center Session: Top Ten Best Tools for Schools, presented by SBO Magazine/Symphony Publishing Group on Sunday at 2 p.m.

 “The NAMM Foundation is very excited to be hosting music educators at the NAMM Show again this year as we celebrate their vital role as teachers,  musical mentors and community leaders, “ said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. “The NAMM Show opens its doors to these music educators and encourages them to explore the instruments and musical products that could make a big difference in the lives and education for children and young people."

Music Educators that wish to attend may register before Jan. 1, 2010 at

Non-member housing opens November 4th. To secure your hotel room during your stay in Anaheim, visit the following site before December 11:
About the NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry. For more information, interested parties can visit