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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators! We celebrate our 200th post! 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.
Curated from BandWorld – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Our 200th Post! Short but sweet, Dr. Tim weighs in with this reminder of why we do what we do. Have you ever stopped to think WHY we do what we do? WHY do we dedicate our time, our intellectual energies, our creative talents…ultimately OUR LIVES to the world of band directing? What […]MORE
For ALL music educators! In keeping Nottelmann Music’s 65-year-plus tradition of supporting music educators, we offer these pages to support your everyday teaching. Nottelmann Professional Development is here to instruct and provide you with professional development credit, absolutely free of charge. Webinars offer an optional 1 hour of PD credit – a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. […]MORE
How many of your college-bound music students have a clear understanding of the possible career tracks are available? Here are 10 to share – curated from The NAMM Foundation – In this article you’ll discover career possibilities, hear from students currently in music programs and get inspired to pursue your academic goals. You’ll also see career end goals for each […]MORE
Curated from BandWorld – by Howard Fosdick – An article on cheap plastic flutes? Surely I jest! Actually, no. There are a whole host of reasons to familiarize yourself with these instruments — even if you never play them. Perhaps the biggest one is simply that they’ve introduced tens of millions of American schoolchildren to music. You probably remember tooting […]MORE
Curated from BandWorld – by Paula Crider – Ensemble conductors, read these inspirational thoughts from a legendary conductor on how to improve your ensemble’s expression through conducting. Doubtless this will find dedicated teachers totally immersed in the challenges of another school year. I hope all will agree that we owe it to our art to constantly strive to improve our […]MORE
Curated from JW Pepper’s CUED IN – by Erin Guinup – When I was an undergrad, I was told that belting would ruin my voice. I shunned the music I loved and focused solely on building my voice for opera. At that time, most of the voice educator community scorned contemporary commercial music, and few people were teaching it or […]MORE
Curated from The Namm Foundation – A special “Flipping the Script” episode recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show features John Mlynczak interviewing Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. The usual host of host of Talking Up Music Education, Luehrsen shares strategies for taking passion-to-action, the mosaic of music ed, and counting your blessings. John Mlynczak has an extensive […]MORE
Curated from the NAMM Foundation – In this podcast, you’ll hear five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten interviewed at the NAMM Conference 2020 in Anaheim. Listen as his passion and advocacy for teaching music comes through as he describes the journey that every person can take to make music. Voted one of the top 10 bass players all time by Rolling […]MORE
A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS – Having trouble getting your child to practice their instrument at home? You’re not alone! Super-Mom and Resonate Music teacher extraordinaire, Stephanie Nhan, shares 5 easy steps to help end the practice battle at home. Getting your kids to practice their instrument at home can be tough. It can be a constant battle trying to convince […]MORE
Curated from In Tune Magazine – by Lori Schwartz Reichl – “The best preparation for good work tomorrow, is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard The months of February through May can be the most stressful for music educators and specifically for those who lead ensembles. Ensembles are preparing to be assessed at the county, state, and regional […]MORE