CARLSBAD, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 7, nearly 600,000 students across Canada and the United States will join together in song in a collaborative show of support for music education. For the sixth consecutive year, members of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will partner with Canada's Coalition for Music Education in a simultaneous event to celebrate the proven social, wellness and academic benefits of playing music. Music Monday kicks off NAMM's National Wanna Play Week, offering a series of programs designed to engage the public in playing music.
NAMM's designated Music Monday song, "I Wanna Play!" by platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin and producer James Stroud serves as the day's soundtrack. Music Monday participants will be performing this song at the designated time of 10 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. MDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 1 p.m. EDT, and 2 p.m. ADT.
To download "I Wanna Play!" arrangements and lyrics and for details on how to register for and organize your Music Monday event, please visit: http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/programs/2012-music-monday-usa.
NAMM encourages all participants to share their unique Music Monday experiences online with their social networks tagging #wannaplaymusic. All people who want to learn to play a musical instrument are encouraged to take NAMM's "Pledge to Play" on Facebook.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 52 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Kymberly Drake – NAMM
Public Relations | Phone: 760-438-8007, ext. 162