January 16–19, 2020
Music Education Days at The NAMM Show
Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA
Grow Your Music Industry Knowledge
The program offers music teachers and school administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.
Benefits of Attending
Music educators, administrators and instructors are invited to attend The 2020 NAMM Show. Discover the many opportunities to equip yourself with the latest industry trends, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.
- Access 7,000+ brands
- Explore 400+ educational sessions
- Connect at 150+ networking events
- Experience hundreds of concerts & performances
- Free breakfast every morning at NAMM U
- Enjoy all the attractions around Southern California
Education Sessions and Events
Enjoy a wide variety of concerts, receptions and events across The NAMM Campus.
Grand Rally for Music Education
The annual Grand Rally provides thoughtful discussion and inspiring performances for the industry’s salute to music education.
College Music Society/GenNext Sessions
Sessions for students to explore careers in the music industry, networking events for faculty and special events catered to the college music crowd.
Roomful of Pianos
The Roomful of Pianos features two nights of symphonic masterworks, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos.
Drum up enthusiasm for music making at NAMM’s annual all-industry drum circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration!
Music Educator Showcases
A series of five-minute, lightning-speed segments provide information about innovative music education tools, nonprofit music programs and best practices from the classroom.
The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education
Gather on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza to kick off The NAMM Show with special guests.
Careers in Music Summit
Learn how to have a successful career in the music industry, hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.
Unleash your Island Spirit at our ukulele circle, where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.”
1. Begin your badge registration and select "Get Started".
2. When asked, “Are you a current NAMM member,” select “No.”
3. When asked, “Does your organization manufacture, distribute or sell products/services,” select “No.”
4. When asked, “Which professional community reflects the industry in which you work most,” select “Student or Educator.”
Once completed, you will receive a badge confirmation email within a few business days.
Get access to a robust hotel block powered by our official partner, EventSphere, to make it fast and easy to find the right hotel for the show.
- Discounted hotel rates
- Parking, WiFi and breakfast specials at select hotels
- No deposit due at time of booking
- Flexible cancellation policies
- Discounted rates on upgrades
- Reservation relocation protection
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions asked about Music Education Days
- What are the exhibit hours for The NAMM Show?
Thursday, Jan. 16 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, Jan. 17 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Jan. 18 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, Jan. 19 10 am – 5 pm
- Can anyone attend The NAMM Foundation events at The NAMM Show?
The NAMM Foundation hosts events specifically for NAMM non-members such as college students majoring in music (GenNext), music educators/school administrators (Music Education Days), and NAMM Foundation partners/nonprofit organizations; anyone with a badge is welcome to attend NAMM Foundation events.
- If I register and attend The 2020 NAMM Show as a music educator does my badge allow me access to the show floor at the Anaheim Convention Center?
Yes. Your badge allows you access to the show floor as well as any events at the Hilton Anaheim, during show hours.
- I noticed that my badge allows only "limited access" to the trade show. What does "limited access" mean?
Your badge allows access to the trade show exhibits all hours, and all days. “Limited access,” means that your badge does not give you access to the exhibit hall before or after show hours.
- Where do I pick up my badge onsite?
Badges may be picked up at one of these Badge Will Call locations:
- ACC, Arena
- ACC, Back of Hall B/C (Exhibitors only)
- ACC, Hall E Ticket Office
- ACC, Car Park 1
- ACC, Transit Plaza
- Marriott, Outdoor Tent
- Marriott, Platinum Desks
Hilton, Lower Level, Tour Lounge
- May I bring a guest?
Your badge allows NAMM Show access for you only and badges are NOT transferable as they are checked with a government issued ID (passport, driver’s license) at the entrance to the NAMM Show exhibit halls. In addition, all non-member attendees must be 18 years of age or older.
- What should I bring with me?
You should bring the following with you to The NAMM Show: comfortable shoes, as there are literally “miles” of exhibits; a printed copy of your emailed badge confirmation; and photo identification – this will be required at every entrance.
Note: Rolling luggage/handcarts, personal music instruments and instrument accessories are prohibited at The NAMM Show. Bag check is available at some hotels, but not in the ACC.
- Can I purchase 'demo' instruments from exhibitors?
No. The NAMM Show is a trade-only show held to promote the exchange of information between wholesale buyers and sellers. Retail selling on the show floor is strictly prohibited. While visiting exhibits we ask that you remain aware of the business being conducted between exhibitors (red badges) and buyers (blue badges) and yield accordingly.
- Which airport should I fly into?
The recommended airports are:
- John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
- Long Beach Airport (LGB)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Ontario International Airport (ONT)
- Where should I park?
Parking and badge pick up locations will be available closer to the show. Please check back for updates.
- Can I register and purchase a Music Education Days badge onsite?
Yes. You are still able to purchase a badge onsite after the badge deadline. The on-site registration fee is $50.
- I still have questions. Who should I contact?
Founded in 2006, The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.