At the 2023 NAMM Show, the NAMM Foundation will launch NAMM’s Million More Music Makers, a new initiative that offers hands-on training to expand guitar, ukulele, and bass music learning opportunities in schools and communities for people of all ages. Million More Music Makers will take place across the NAMM Show campus in Anaheim, California, April 13-15, and welcomes professional and amateur musicians, teachers, college students and faculty, school administrators and curriculum specialists, as well as community music organization leaders and participants, to take part in focused programming designed to build and encourage music makers at all stages of life.
This 2023 inaugural edition of Million More Music Makers will spotlight the teaching, learning, and playing of guitar, ukulele, and bass. Specialized programming will include teacher trainings for classroom and group instruction in schools and community organizations; a review of school curriculum planning and alignment with education standards; workshops and hands-on learning experiences; performance classes with artists open to players of all levels; and much more.
“Music Will is excited to be a part of NAMM’s inaugural Million More Music Makers initiative in April,” says Dave Wish, CEO and founder of Music Will. “Creating hands-on learning opportunities for the hundreds of music teachers who attend the NAMM Show is a game changer and one that will allow us to reach more students and turn them into lifelong music makers.”
Also joining the NAMM Foundation in this endeavor are the American String Teachers Association (ASTA); California Music Educators Association (CMEA); College Music Society (CMS); Guitars 4 Vets; Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA); Guitars in the Classroom (GITC); Langley Ukulele Association; National Association for Music Education (NAfME); Save the Music Foundation; Teaching Guitar Workshop; Technology in Music Education (TI:ME); Young Audiences, and more.
Teachers, students, leaders, and staff of community music organizations, and all who believe in music are encouraged to participate and accelerate the vision that all people of every age and ability can make music. Registration for The 2023 NAMM Show is now open. To learn more, visit NAMM.org.