Local Music Students Experience the Music Industry Up Close and Personal

Two local music students will experience the music industry up close and personal this month as they travel to Nashville for the NAMM Show. Jake Lanni and Christian Strandquist, students at Music Authority located in Cumming, will attend the music industry convention as part of Music Authority’s educational Showcase Band program.
Both students will arrive in Nashville on Thursday, June 23, to network with industry professionals. They will be able to look at new products, talk to regional and international products vendors, take part in educational offerings, and maybe even make time to listen to some live music.
“The NAMM Show is closed to the public on Thursday and Friday, the days most business is done,” explains Music Authority owner, Melissa Loggins, “It’s a special opportunity for these two students to have access to and experience how business is done.”
There will be plenty to see in Nashville. Vendors like Taylor Guitars, Yamaha, G&L, Mapex, and more will be there demonstrating their products. Artists will be giving demonstrations and product managers will be available to answer questions.
“I’m very excited to be going to Nashville,” Jake Lanni says. “It’s a great opportunity to learn how that side of the industry works, to learn how to communicate better, to network, and to meet some interesting people.”
Jake Lanni and Christian Strandquist are a part of Music Authority’s Showcase Band program. Jake, the lead guitarist for Music Authority’s Rise, has been a student at Music Authority since 2009. Christian Strandquist is the drummer for Music Authority’s Eclipse and has been a student at Music Authority since 2011. Both young men plan on pursuing careers in the music industry after high school.