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This page is designed to be a single place music educators can turn to when they want to explore ideas, teaching tips, and product information.  We offer exclusive and curated material from national and local experts. Fresh and updated regularly, discover articles, interviews, podcasts, informational videos, and more, searchable by category, title, topic, and contributor. Visit here often for brand new content.

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TITLE: The Innovative Music Tech Teaching Space with Brad Fuller part 1

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DATE: October 12, 2018

Curated from Midnight Music – Katie Midnight – Featuring Brad Fuller When students join Brad Fuller’s ProjectRnB music program, they are greeted with “Welcome to show business…!” This episode is part 1 of my chat with Sydney based music educator Brad Fuller. In 2012, Brad was contracted to redesign the teaching space at Northern Beaches Christian School where he is […]

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TITLE: Care and Maintenance Tips for Band Students – Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone

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DATE: October 10, 2018

Do you have to constantly remind and explain to your students about instrument care?  This post can help!  From the folks at the Conn-Selmer, here are important instrument care and maintenance tips to share with your students.  Separate videos for FLUTE – CLARINET – SAXOPHONE – TRUMPET – TROMBONE, all in one post! Tell us what you think!  PLEASE COMMENT […]

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TITLE: HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH CHROMEBOOKS IN MUSIC EDUCATION? [FREE GUIDE]

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DATE: October 9, 2018

Curated from Midnight Music, by Katie Wardrobe –  Check out more great offerings from our friend Katie Wardrobe at Midnight Music  –  What’s the deal with Chromebooks? What makes Chromebooks different? So, you’ve discovered that your school has decided to roll out Chromebooks to students. How can they be used in your music classroom? What exactly can you do on […]

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TITLE: Recruitment and Retention

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DATE: September 30, 2018

Joe Pappas, Interviewed by Ray Benton – Nottelmann Music – Our Podcast-PLUS series contains OPTIONAL video content. This Music Education two-part podcast focuses on valuable tips and ideas on how to build student numbers in a band or orchestra program. Joe Pappas is a very successful band director, adjudicator, music education consultant, composer and publisher from the St. Louis Metro area.  […]

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TITLE: What’s All This About the Yamaha Harmony Director?

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DATE: September 28, 2018

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music, St. Louis –                  Heard about the Yamaha Harmony Director?  This article is a preliminary post to a more comprehensive posting at a later date.  The discussion and comment section at the bottom is for curious educators to ask questions and for current users to […]

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TITLE: How Being a Marching Band Director is Like Being a CEO

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DATE: September 27, 2018

This article is curated from Mustech.net.   Author Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. Most people don’t think about it; but, if you happen to be a marching band director you KNOW it -successful marching band directors have the same skill sets as successful Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). CEOs must be […]

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TITLE: Adding a Music Tech Lab in Your School

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DATE: September 25, 2018

Ray Benton and Chelsea Handley – Nottelmann Music Co. – Chelsea Handley at Waynesville (MO) High School shows you how she put together an incredible but affordable music tech lab with the help of Nottelmann Music.  View this video which takes you inside to meet the students where you’ll see how they are achieving Chelsea’s original goal was to reach […]

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TITLE: It’s All About Time

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DATE: September 24, 2018

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s Education Division, CSI Connect –  Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Conn-Selmer Division of Education – From Dr. Tim, one of the leading clinicians for music educators, comes this article on time-management.  The one equalizing factor in this world is time. We all have twenty-four hours in the day; no more, no less. Successful educators are masters at managing time. They […]

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TITLE: TECHNOLOGY TOOLS for the MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM

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DATE: September 23, 2018

Curated from Yamaha SupportED Magazine 2018 vol 1 – Save time and engage young learners in and out of the middle school music classroom using free apps and web-based programs.  BY KEITH OZSVATH AND GREG SCAPILLATO Many technology tools exist to ease your workload and move your music program beyond surviving to thriving. To ensure success, select resources that align […]

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TITLE: It’s Symphony Time! Developing and Working with the Young Full Orchestra

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DATE: September 22, 2018

By Dr. Charles Laux – Curated from OrchestraTeacher.net Why create a full orchestra? Play music of the world’s greatest composers Play music to sound as the composer intended (most of the time) The most well-known classical music ensemble Collaboration among band & orchestra Create a unique experience Challenge students When should I start? NOT in the first year! Anytime after… […]

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