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NAMM News Updates- Sunday 08-17-2016

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State Coalition Forms to Advance Arts Education in Indiana | NAMM.org

Last Thursday in Indianapolis, a new statewide network of arts leaders and advocates met to help insure student access to music and arts education in Indiana.

Dick Van Dyke Sings ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at Denny’s Restaurant | The Associated Press

Dick Van Dyke treated diners at a Denny’s restaurant in California to a rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Music Strikes a Chord with Alzheimer’s Patients | Miami Herald (Florida)

Participants in the Mind&Melody program play the keyboards and learn about basic music theory at My New Oasis Assisted Living Facility in Miami. The nonprofit uses music to help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Owen McPeek’s Oral History | NAMM.org

We regret to inform you that long time retailer and musician union president, Owen McPeek, has passed away. He will be dearly missed.

Reclaiming a Voice with the Healing Power of Music | Boston Globe (Massachusetts)

Music therapy has become an increasingly mainstream type of treatment over the last decade, gaining prominence after it helped former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords regain speech after she was shot in 2011. There are now more than 5,000 practicing music therapists in the United States and many are on staff at hospitals, including Boston Children’s Hospital.

The Best Salespeople Do What the Best Brands Do | Harvard Business Review

Brand evangelism is about engaging customers in a way that produces stronger and more valuable brands and sustaining long-term business success for their companies and their clients.

You Can Play a Rubik’s Cube Like a Piano, and It’s Borderline Genius | ClassicFM.com

Theorist Michael Staff has used group theory to come up with an elaborate method of constructing chords based on the formation of a Rubik’s Cube, of which there are literally billions variations.

Tomorrow’s Musical Instruments Look Like Lightsabers and Metal Detectors | Motherboard

The Bela is a result of the Augmented Instruments Laboratory’s experimentation into “hackable” musical instruments. “With Bela, it’s more about giving people the chance to make their own instruments,” Giulio Moro, one of the lab’s researchers, explained.

She Rings Many Bells and Makes Them Sing | The Times of India

Since childhood, she perceived the world mostly through sounds, the focus of her attention on listening and trying to understand the connection between sounds and the meaning they carry. Today, Vera Lipen is a known Russian singing bells player in the world.

Music Academy Launching Band for Area Homeschoolers | CullmanSense.com (Alabama)

The Cullman Homeschool Band will be made up of students ages 8 to 18 and will consist of mostly brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The band will rehearse and eventually perform different genres of music and perform at different festivals in Cullman.

Teaching Through Trauma | Devex.com

As a trainer for Musicians Without Borders, an international nonprofit organization that uses music education to assist in healing conflict-ridden communities, Otto De Jong has led courses everywhere from Rwanda and Palestinian territories to Kosovo and Northern Ireland.

Free Ways to Use Pokémon GO to Increase Business | Entrepreneur.com

If you don’t have a PokéStop conveniently located right next door to your location, how can you utilize Pokémon GO to boost business? Here are a few tactics that don’t require any in-app purchases.

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