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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 297 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: Our Featured NPD Webinar

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DATE: January 6, 2021

In this period of the Covid 19 restrictions, solos and ensembles are being handled differently.  Regardless of when, a healthy and active solo and ensemble program provides so much for your students and your program. In this webinar, we cover best practices in building a quality solo and ensemble program.  Also covered are the benefits to students and the common […]

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TITLE: Top Ten 2020 Posts at The Nottelmann Blog

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DATE: December 28, 2020

In 2020, there were over 100 quality articles, videos, and podcasts published at The Nottelmann Blog.  With SO many quality and diverse posts to choose from, here are our picks based on quality, topic, and popularity.  We highly recommend that you view and share each one. #1 – Making Jazz Easier for Your Students (and Yourself) – A Nottelmann Exclusive, […]

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TITLE: Nottelmann Professional Development Webinars

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DATE: October 19, 2020

Welcome 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 OPTIONAL professional development credit, absolutely free of charge.  Simply view and enjoy the webinar AND, as an option, submit the accompanying Verification Quiz afterward.  Successfully submit the […]

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TITLE: 7 Tips For Building A Successful Music or Band Program

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DATE: January 6, 2021

Curated from WorldStrides –  Summer is a time for teachers to relax – and to reflect on the previous year. How successful was your year? We know music directors are always looking for ways to encourage their programs to thrive. With that in mind, we asked accomplished WorldStrides OnStage music directors with experiences ranging from starting from scratch to taking over an […]

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TITLE: Advocacy During Uncertainty: 4 Things to Consider

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DATE: January 6, 2021

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Jen Rafferty –  Music education has changed dramatically over the last few months. It seems that everyone has a different situation regarding how they are teaching their students this school year. Some schools are in person, some are at home, and still some, a strange amalgamation of both. It’s a weird […]

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TITLE: “Where’s the Triangle?” Strategies for managing percussionists and percussion instruments. – Parts 1 and 2

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DATE: January 6, 2021

Curated from Bandworld – by Russell G. McCutcheon – Managing the percussion inventory Every conductor has experienced it: rehearsal is progressing smoothly, then the triangle part is missing. “Who is playing the triangle?” “Umm…we didn’t know we needed it.” Or “We can’t find it,” your percussionists reply. There are three keys to solving this dilemma: Students must be able to […]

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TITLE: “Where’s the Triangle?” Strategies for managing percussionists and percussion instruments – Part 3

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DATE: January 6, 2021

Curated from Bandworld –  Setting up the percussion section Every conductor has experienced it: rehearsal is progressing smoothly, then the triangle part is missing. “Who is playing the triangle?” “Umm…we didn’t know we needed it.” Or “We can’t find it,” your percussionists reply. There are three keys to solving this dilemma: Students must be able to quickly and easily locate […]

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TITLE: Kirk Hickman and Eric Wellman PROVIDE AT HOME PERCUSSION PRACTICE TIPS

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DATE: December 28, 2020

Curated from The Bandmasters Podcast – Kirk Hickman, band director at Hinsdale South High School in Hinsdale, IL, and Eric Wellman, band director at Joliet West High School in Joliet, IL, provide some tips and resources on how percussionists can practice at home (and how percussionists are already used to this type of practice!). Some suggested links from the video/audio: […]

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TITLE: Bob Mencozzi on Getting Things Done

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DATE: December 21, 2020

Curated from The Bandmasters Podcast – Bob Mecozzi, band director at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL, talks about the Getting Things Done system and how we can reduce stress by managing our tasks. For more content related to music education, visit www.thebandmasters.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Sticher Audio. Sidenote Series: Bob Mecozzi on Getting Things Done […]

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TITLE: Copyright for Virtual Concerts: What You Can and Cannot Do

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DATE: December 16, 2020

Curated from J.W. Pepper’s CuedIn – by Andrea Pelloquin –  Planning an online concert?  What about copyright, permissions?  This article and video sets the issue straight. J.W. Pepper hosted a webinar on October 1st with Katie Baron, attorney and partner at Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP and Shari Molstad, Permissions Manager at Hal Leonard LLC. We have summarized the content of […]

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TITLE: Custom Cursors For Your Play-Along Videos, Remote Learning Lessons and More

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DATE: December 15, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe –  Custom Cursor is a Chrome extension that allows you to change your mouse pointer into a little picture. This makes your cursor more prominent when sharing your screen with students in class or while teaching remotely. Custom Cursor can also work well as a conducting pointer for singalong or play-along activities. […]

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