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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation hosted by Mary Luehrsen that celebrates music learning through conversations with artists, teachers and students, music business professionals, and thought leaders who are passionate about music education.

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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation hosted by Mary Luehrsen that celebrates music learning through conversations with artists, teachers and students, music business professionals, and thought leaders who are passionate about music education.

    087- Music Education Advocate and NAMM Member Mark Despotakis on Bringing Everyone to The Table

    087- Music Education Advocate and NAMM Member Mark Despotakis on Bringing Everyone to The Table

    NAMM member Mark Despotakis discusses the importance of bringing everyone to the table to advance music education advocacy efforts, the value of attending The NAMM Show as a music educator, and being part of the “SupportMusic Coalition.”

    • 22 min
    086- Music at the Border: Eric Booth on Expanding an El Sistema Program in a Border Community in Tornillo, Texas

    086- Music at the Border: Eric Booth on Expanding an El Sistema Program in a Border Community in Tornillo, Texas

    Arts education leader Eric Booth spent the last 13 years working with El Sistema-inspired programs that bring music education opportunities to children and youth that also propel community connections. Booth talks about his beginnings as a Broadway actor, moving to Tanzania and Venezuela as a teacher, and working with The NAMM Foundation to grow a new El Sistema program in a Texas/Mexico border community where realities of immigration impact students and their families.

    • 20 min
    085- Steve Venz: Creating Change Through Music Education

    085- Steve Venz: Creating Change Through Music Education

    Steve Venz, Chief Program Officer of Little Kids Rock -a NAMM Foundation grantee- shares his insight as a devoted music education advocate including a review of resources
    available to teachers and administrators to serve as champions for music education in their communities.

    • 30 min
    084- GenNext’er Stephanie Landino Shares the Importance of Going To The NAMM Show

    084- GenNext’er Stephanie Landino Shares the Importance of Going To The NAMM Show

    Stephanie Landino, senior at Millersville University, PA chats about attending The 2019 NAMM Show through the GenNext program and how it boosted her college-to-career path.

    • 10 min
    083- Chris Martin on Expanding Music Making Opportunities

    083- Chris Martin on Expanding Music Making Opportunities

    Chris Martin, president and CEO of Martin Guitar, discusses his recent role as Founding-Chair of The NAMM Foundation. Martin chats about a few things he finds to be remarkable, namely picking up a ukulele for the first time, digital technology and the meaning and rewards of donating to The NAMM Foundation.

    • 24 min
    082- Mike Reisman on Fulfilling the Music Education Vision of Late Wife and NAMM Member Liz Reisman

    082- Mike Reisman on Fulfilling the Music Education Vision of Late Wife and NAMM Member Liz Reisman

    Mike Reisman, President of MKTG, reflects on the life and loves of his late wife Liz Reisman: playing the flute, a vision for music education opportunities, and activism for elephants in Thailand. Reisman shares the reasons to creating The Liz Reisman Fund for School Music Education in The NAMM Foundation.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Jmullin09 ,

Keep Music Education Moving Forward

A great conversation to keep music education moving forward. Nice work, NAMM Foundation.

MarkGoff ,

Great way to expand the advocacy conversation!

Kudos to the NAMM Foundation for providing this tool to help us support music education!

AMFennell ,

Talking Up Music Education

What a fantastic resource with real life conversations. So much positive, forward movement in music education. Thank you for bring this to a larger audience!

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