NAMM U Retail

NAMM U offers NAMM members free, targeted industry education to help them grow their businesses. NAMM U programs include: NAMM U Breakfast Sessions, NAMM Idea Center sessions, Retail Innovation Summit and additional exclusive sessions for The 2019 NAMM Show. Please read the legal disclaimer about NAMM U educational programs.

Wednesday, January 23


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hilton California C-D

A brand-new, future-forward education experience to immerse you into new trends, innovations and strategies to transform your music retail business. Presented by world-renowned retail expert Bob Phibbs, a.k.a. The Retail Doctor. This event is free to NAMM members, but you must register first.


NAMM U Breakfast Sessions

Each Morning From 8:30–9:30 am Anaheim Hilton, Pacific Ballroom, Level 2 Free Breakfast Served 8–8:30 am, First Come, First Served.

NAMM’s opening sessions feature big speakers and big-picture ideas, along with free breakfast (first come, first served). Get new insights and inspiration from industry insiders and thought leaders. Early entrance for Blue Note badges from 7:45–8 am.

NAMM Idea Center Sessions

NAMM Idea Center sessions are held every half-hour (unless otherwise noted) during show hours. They deliver proven ideas and how-to tips for music retailers that you can put to use right away.

Thursday, January 24
Friday, January 25
Saturday, January 26
Sunday, January 27

Additional Sessions

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Anaheim Hilton, California B

Alan Friedman and Daniel Jobe of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co

Internet sales tax collection, new labor laws, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act … what do they have to do with your music retail business? Everything, in fact. And in 2019, they’re likely to impact you—big time. Join music retail financial gurus Alan Friedman and Daniel Jobe of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co. for this exclusive financial session, and discover how to withstand the new rigors of 2019.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hilton, Level 4, A9

Bob Popyk, Music Trades Magazine Columnist (Moderator), and Panel

It’s a different world today for piano and keyboard retailers. This panel discussion, moderated by Bob Popyk, will feature proven ideas to get new customers.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hilton, Level 4, A9

Tom Folenta, Website Wizard, and Bob Popyk, Music Trades Magazine Columnist

Is your website generating customers and sales the way it should? Tom Folenta will share unique ideas for creating piano customers and piano sales online in a discussion with Bob Popyk.