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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 260 postings! 

With the challenges of teaching during the COVID 19 restrictions, you’ll find several posts to help you through this challenging time.

Since you’re ALWAYS LEARNING, we’re ALWAYS ADDING MORE!

NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.

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TITLE: Clarinet 101: Getting Beginning Clarinetists Started the Right Way

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DATE: September 22, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Dr. Christine Damm – et your beginning clarinet players in tip-top shape and have fun doing it!  Beginning clarinet instruction doesn’t need to be frustrating.  Great clarinet tone and technique are the result of good habits. Start these good habits early on with a focus on the foundations of clarinet playing:  embouchure, […]

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TITLE: Editor’s Choice – 10 Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed – Grade 2/Easy

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: January 8, 2020

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music Co.  Ray, who serves as editor for The Nottelmann Blog at Music Educators Corner, has 32 years of experience teaching band in the St. Louis area.  Most of these picks were performed while directing his successful band program at Rockwood South Middle School. What a challenge we have in finding quality, […]

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TITLE: Literature Selection for Concert Band by Joe Pappas

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DATE: January 7, 2020

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you select music for your concert band? The success of your program, performance, or rating at a festival or contest can be a result of selecting the right music. There are several factors to consider when making the selection. These factors […]

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TITLE: Editor’s Choice – 10 Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed – Grade 3/Medium Easy

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: January 6, 2020

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music Co.  Ray, who serves as editor for The Nottelmann Blog at Music Educators Corner, has 32 years of experience teaching band in the St. Louis area.  These picks were performed while directing his successful band program at Rockwood South Middle School. What music educator doesn’t like to share?  I certainly do!  […]

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TITLE: Communication and Collaboration: What You’re Doing Wrong and How to Make it Right

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DATE: September 25, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – Now more than ever, it’s important for us to practice collaboration and to creatively communicate in ways that are meaningful for others—especially our students. Sometimes we forget how essential these soft skills are for us to learn. Skills like confidently reaching out when we need help, and […]

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TITLE: Transitioning Back to In Person Lessons

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DATE: September 24, 2020

Curated from Music Educator Resources.com – Fall semester kicked off this past month. We started online for 2 weeks to prepare for transitioning back to in person lessons for those who chose to. About 75% of my families chose to transition, the rest are staying online. Because I have limited room in my teaching area, we are continuing all group […]

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TITLE: 5 Tips for Getting Started with Technology Integration in Music

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: September 24, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle There is a difference between seeing the possibilities of integrating technology into your classroom and actually doing it!  Many innovators and early adopters of technology integration can make the task seem daunting. We were early technology adopters, however we would not consider ourselves technology experts! The reason we […]

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TITLE: How to Make Virtual College Fairs Work for You

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DATE: September 23, 2020

Curated from MajoringInMusic.com – As a music student, how can you make virtual college fairs work for you?  Many schools attend these fairs. Which ones make the most sense to visit? What can you do to make the most out of the experience? Attend whether or not you’re sure you want to major in music College fairs can be worthwhile […]

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TITLE: Tips for Teaching Embouchure in Beginning Band

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: September 23, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – “Spend time now to save time later” is a great quote, especially when it comes to teaching embouchure to beginning band students.  Preventing bad habits early is key to a successful start on any instrument. Following is a list of 6 practical tips for teaching embouchure efficiently and effectively from day one. 1.) […]

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TITLE: Understanding and Developing Range for the Young Horn Player

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DATE: September 21, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Jonas Thoms –  Beginning band books for generations have implied that the horn is a difficult instrument to incorporate into an ensemble. They may not have explicitly made a statement to that effect but most of these resources have more pages for horn than the other instruments because there are “for horns […]

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TITLE: Teaching Remotely The Second Time Around With Aileen Miracle

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DATE: September 12, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – This episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast features Aileen Miracle of Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room.  Aileen talks about teaching elementary music remotely – what worked and what didn’t work the first time around and what her plans are for the 2020-2021 school year.  She also shares some of her favourite tech tools and tips. […]

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TITLE: 16 New & Powerful Choral Pieces to Help Students During Hard Times

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: September 11, 2020

Curated from Cued In – Programming is so essential.  Here are great suggestions for RIGHT NOW! – Music has always had the ability to inspire and heal wounds, and now many songs are taking on a new meaning as teachers and students alike face uncertainty. Pieces with universal themes of strength and hope are particularly helpful during such times of […]

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TITLE: Complete Guide to Zoom Audio Settings for Music Teachers

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DATE: September 10, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – Even the music teachers most experienced with Zoom will learn something new in Katie’s complete article on Zoom for music educators.  And we DO mean COMPLETE! – Intro – When using Zoom to run music classes, there are a few settings you can adjust to enhance the experience for you and […]

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