National Partners

Make Music Day

The Make Music Alliance thanks this year’s U.S. partners!

Alfred Music

Alfred Music, a longstanding Make Music Day partner, returns in 2022 to support ukulele events nationwide.

As part of the annual Mass Appeal series, Alfred Music is providing free copies of their book “It’s Ukulele Time” at dozens of Mass Appeal Ukulele events, giving everyone a set of classic songs to play together.

Flight Ukelele

For the last two years, Flight Ukulele has organized a 12-hour marathon of free online ukulele lessons for Make Music Day, delivered by a diverse range of artists and teachers from their unparalleled “Flight Uke Crew.”

In 2022, Flight will launch an online #makemusicdaychallenge for the month of June, involving dozens of artists around the world playing ukulele songs online and in person on June 21.


Harman has been a crucial supporter of Make Music Day for the last seven years, part of their unwavering commitment to music and music education.

In 2022, after a pause during the pandemic, Harman returns as the official sound of Make Music Day’s Street Studio Cities. Using a laptop, AKG microphones, MIDI controllers, JBL speakers, and instruments, Street Studio producers around the world will invite passers-by to join in a completely improvised music creation session on June 21.


Make Music partner Hohner has long been a leader in the harmonica field.

In 2022, for the tenth straight year, Hohner is generously providing thousands of free harmonicas across dozens of cities for Make Music Day, allowing countless first-time players to start developing the skills to make music throughout the year.

Makey Makey

Makey Makey joins Make Music Day for the first time in 2022! Using this circuit board, plugged into a computer, performers of all levels will turn everyday objects into touchpads and use them to make music.

This year, Makey Makey will supply kits to a dozen Make Music Day chapters, and work with them to devise new, fun ways to incorporate this technology into collaborative music making and learning through play.

Music Performance Trust Fund

The nonprofit Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) provides admission-free, live, quality music, performed by professional musicians, to people of all ages and backgrounds across North America.

For the eighth year for Make Music Day, the MPTF is generously supporting innovative programs across dozens of cities in 2022. Each program gives established professionals the chance to mentor amateur and up-and-coming musicians, while providing a high-quality concert for the public.

NAMM Foundation

Founded in 2006, The NAMM Foundation is a partner organization of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) that represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. In 2022, the NAMM Foundation is the presenting sponsor of Make Music Day in the U.S.

In addition to research projects that study and report on the impact of making music at every age, The NAMM Foundation also supports innovative music-making programs and advocacy efforts, as well as provides scholarships and training materials that keep music education strong in communities everywhere.


For the second Make Music Day, Panyard will supply Jumbie Jams, an entry level steel pan designed to be easily playable by anyone, to twenty Make Music chapters.

The still pans will be used in participatory events and “petting zoos” on June 21, introducing the instrument – an icon of Trinidadian culture – to a wider audience in cities from coast to coast.


D’Addario’s ProMark drumsticks, in production since 1957, are world-class instruments whose constant innovations push the boundaries of what a drumstick can be.

For Make Music Day 2022, D’Addario is providing drumsticks for dozens of bucket drumming events in plazas and parks around the country. All percussionists who attend – kids and adults, professionals and amateurs, well-heeled and homeless – will be handed a pair of Classic 747 ProMark sticks and invited to make music together. The events will range from structured classes to free-flowing bucket drumming circles, according to the concept of each local organizer.

The goal is to spread the message that to make music, all you need is a beat in your heart… and a pair of sticks.

Rhythm Band Instruments

Rhythm Band Instruments, makers of the pitched hollow plastic tubes called Boomwhackers®, are donating instrument kits around the country for participatory projects on Make Music Day and for Make Music Winter!

On December 21, 2021, RBI sent over 300 instruments ranging from bells to Boomwhackers in 11 cities for participatory winter music. And for June 21, 2022, RBI will help ring in the summer with over 1,000 instruments donated to 38 cities.

Thank you to Rhythm Band Instruments for supporting Make Music Day since 2016!


Sweetwater Sound is renowned among musicians not only for great deals on music gear, but for being remarkably hands-on and personable in our increasingly anonymous digital era. Sweetwater knows the value of music in building a community.

That’s why Sweetwater has decided to play a major role in spreading Make Music across the country. Over the last eight years they have spread the word to hundreds of thousands of customers, and have become the driving force behind Make Music Fort Wayne, bringing bands, play-alongs, and family fun to Friemann Square in their Indiana hometown on June 21st.

The Make Music Alliance thanks Sweetwater for supporting Make Music Day!

Vic Firth

The Vic Firth Company, setting the standard for percussion since its inception in 1963, is supporting Flowerpot Music events across dozens of cities for the second time at Make Music Day 2022.

Percussionists who attend these events will be provided with Vic Firth’s Balter mallets, and invited to make music together. Anyone can join the events and make a great sound on a flowerpot – no experience required!