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TITLE: Everlast Rocketbook – The Endlessly Reusable Digital Notebook

CONTRIBUTOR: Ray Benton

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DATE: December 17, 2018

The Everlast Rocketbook combines the ease and convenience of a cloud upload with the feel of pen and paper.  For teachers – for students – for anyone who likes to take notes and stay organized!  Available NOW at Nottelmann Music.  Check out this short video!

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TITLE: Trusting the Ensemble

CONTRIBUTOR: Curated

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DATE: December 14, 2018

Curated from TED.com – Technology, Entertainment, and Design – Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership — then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera “U-Carmen eKhayelitsha” and the ParaOrchestra. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the […]

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TITLE: This is Me – Greatest Showman Beginner Violin Music

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DATE: December 13, 2018

Curated from The Violin Blog – Please share this with string teachers or young string players – Complete with printed music and a video! Let me blow the dust off my keyboard and begin by telling you, “Hello!” Yes, I realize it’s been 4 months since I last posted, but I’m a mommy first and foremost and summer break happened. […]

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TITLE: SUPERCHARGE YOUR PRACTICE SESSIONS WITH MODACITY

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DATE: December 12, 2018

Curated from Midnight Music – midnightmusic.com.au – by Katie Wardrobe –  Band and orchestra directors, looking for innovative ways to improve student home practice?  Our good friend Katie Wardrobe has a great suggestion here! MTT71: Supercharge Your Practice Sessions with Modacity Marc Gelfo is the Co-Founder & CEO of Modacity – an app that aims to help musicians use their […]

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TITLE: Organizing the Chaos: Managing the Middle School Choir

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DATE: December 11, 2018

Curated from ChoralNet.org by Developing Voices Author Jennifer Berroth, Choral Director at Leawood Middle School, Leawood, Kansas. I’ve heard it said that teaching middle school puts one at the front of the line for sainthood. We’ve all had days on which we have earned that status. I have been teaching middle school choir for seven years, and in that time I have […]

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TITLE: Improving Brass Tone Production

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DATE: December 10, 2018

Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educator Blog, by Chip Crotts As the school year is now in full swing, let’s turn our thoughts to brass tone production. No doubt, your students are all playing a lot right now and are probably working the muscles more than ever before. Likewise, we may also be teaching a new crop of young brass […]

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TITLE: HOW TO KEEP YOUR STUDENTS FOCUSED WITH ALL OF THE HOLIDAY EXCITEMENT

CONTRIBUTOR: Curated

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DATE: December 6, 2018

Curated from Vandoren Resources – by Michael Skinner – Students from Hampshire Middle School from a Regional Artist clinic given by Shawn Maxwell – Michael Skinner is President of DANSR Inc., and was an elementary, middle, and high school band director (’77-’79 and ’86-’87) Holidays, Tradition, and Building Your Program. In my early days as a middle school band director […]

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TITLE: Choosing the Right Mouthpiece

CONTRIBUTOR: Curated

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DATE: December 5, 2018

Curated from “The Hub,” a Yamaha Music Education Blog – by Matt Kerns I worked in a music store for many years, and one of the most common requests we’d get from customers was help with picking a new mouthpiece. The conversation would often start something like this: “I need a new mouthpiece” “Ok, do you already have some idea […]

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TITLE: From the Everything Band Podcast: Episode 87 – Gail Buckman

CONTRIBUTOR: Curated

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DATE: December 4, 2018

Curated from Mark J. Connor’s The Everything Band Blog –  Here’s a great national podcast posting of an interview with St. Louis’s own Sister Gail Buckman, who as this was recorded, is in her 50th year of teaching. Sister Gail Buckman has been teaching in the St. Louis are since 1968, and I recently had a chance to visit Sister […]

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TITLE: Preparing for the First Concert of the Year

CONTRIBUTOR: Nottelmann Music

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DATE: December 1, 2018

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you prepare that first concert of the year?  Share and comment below! Student preparation for the first concert of the year can be stressful to all. As a director, new or seasoned, we always feel the pressure preparing the music and […]

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