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Anaheim Hilton / Anaheim Convention Center 
777 Convention Way
Level 2, California Ballroom A-B
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Saturday January 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM PST
Sunday January 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM PST

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Eric Ebel 
NAMM Foundation 

Music educators and school administrators from across the United States are invited to come to Anaheim, Calif. to experience NAMM’s fifth annual “Music Education Days,” being held on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, 2012 NAMM Show.

Hosted by the NAMM Foundation, music educators and school administrators will have access to NAMM’s premier trade-only music products trade show, where they will be encouraged to see and try the many instruments and products relevant and useful to today’s music classrooms. 

"Now in its fifth year, Music Education days continues to celebrate music educators and their very important role in inspiring children to learn to play music and at a time when unity and advocacy for music education are needed," said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation.  "This event has built a reputation for providing music educators with a behind the scenes look at the most effective and relevant approaches to teaching music today, and the chance to see the innovative instruments a products that make playing music fun and inspirational for children."

Highlights of “Music Education Days” include:

  • Welcome breakfast Saturday morning featuring National Show Choir Champions Brea Olinda HS
  • Welcome breakfast  Sunday morning featuring the world famous Canadian Brass quintet
  • "A Place in the Choir" session by John Jacobson aka Mr. "Double Dream Hands"
  • "One is Too Small a Number..." Keynote address by Marcia Neel
  • "Music Makes the Difference" session by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Brass Ensemble clinic featuring the Canadian Brass quintet and a local student ensemble
  • NAMM Oral History Live interview with composer legend Sammy Nestico
  • "Best Practices for student Recruitment and Retention" session by Marcia Neel
  • "Must Have Music Apps for Music Educators" music tech session by Dr. Jim Frankel
  • 2012 "Best Tools for Schools" awards on Sunday afternoon
  • Hands-on educator workshops, industry panels and miles & miles of musical products
  • Link to a full description of sessions here

Interested music educators and administrators can request an invitation to attend by following the "REGISTER NOW!" link below before January 18th. Registration for Music Education Days is $25 per person until January 5th.  After the 5th, registration is $50 per person.

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