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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.
Created and developed by the MusicEdNow Team, a panel of top professionals all across our industry – PART ONE Welcome to your Post-pandemic Planning Guide to bring back music to your school. Your program may have taken a toll this past year, but we’ve got your back and are going to walk beside you, step-by-step, in bringing back the music! […]MORE
About this Webinar – If you direct an ensemble – band, orchestra, or choir, this is a MUST SEE webinar. Important insights and tips are PACKED into this 55 minute webinar. Included is the WHY, the WHAT, and the HOW in preparing your ensemble for adjudication. You’ll get tips on how to put your ensemble on a growth track and […]MORE
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, […]MORE
Your ONE-TIME registration takes less than a minute. Already registered? Access all of our webinars now. 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. […]MORE
Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – Tips for Building Community & Growing Relationships with Band Parents – Readers’ Collaborative Post In our recent survey, we asked Band Directors Talk Shop readers, “How do you build community with your band parents? How do you keep open lines of communication and grow strong relationships with parents?” With hundreds of responses to the survey, we came […]MORE
This LIVE, interactive session was held on Friday, January 29, 6:00-6:50 PM CST, hosted by Nottelmann Music as an exhibitor for the Missouri Music Educators Association (Virtual) In-service workshop/conference and presented courtesy of Yamaha. Download Show Me (How to Get) the Money RESOURCES GUIDE APPLY FOR ONE HOUR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT Take this short VERIFICATION QUIZ. Your successful submission of […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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: […]MORE