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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  We recently celebrated our 200th post, now up to 212! 

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: THE WHY OF IT ALL – Nottelmann Blog Post #200!

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: February 18, 2020

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 […]

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TITLE: Don’t Miss Our FREE Webinars – from Nottelmann Professional Development

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DATE: February 5, 2020

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. […]

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TITLE: Installment 1 – Four Ways to Keep Music Students Engaged at Home

SOURCE: Nottelmann Music

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DATE: March 17, 2020

We find ourselves in a new time, a new place.  With students disconnected from their school music programs, it’s time to find creative ways to get them reconnected.  For your consideration, Nottelmann Music offers four excellent ways here in Installment 1. #1 – Free Online French Horn Lessons Nicholas Kenney from Southeast Missouri State University says – “I’d like to […]

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TITLE: Be Proactive – Choose the Right Leaders for Your Program – by Scott Lang

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 12, 2020

Watch his video!  Sign up for his workshop! – Tuesday April 13, 2020 – Kirkwood High School – 801 W Essex Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122   SIGN-UP HERE

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TITLE: The Ultimate Beginning Band Instrument Demo

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DATE: March 6, 2020

How important is it that prospective beginning band students have a clear concept of the available band instruments and what they sound like?  How do you get that across to students?  Here’s a source that you can use now and save for use in the future. Beautiful, outstanding performances from members of the US Army Field Band. The band instruments […]

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TITLE: Fact or Myth: Does Thinking “Don’t Miss” Really Make Us More Likely to Mess Up?

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DATE: March 3, 2020

Curated from BULLETPROOFMUSICIAN – By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. – It was March 15, 2017, and the San Antonio Spurs were trying to pull out a close win over the Portland Trailblazers. With 2.5 seconds left in the game, a Portland foul put Manu Ginobli at the free throw line. Trailing 105-108, the plan was to make the first free throw, […]

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TITLE: Everything Band: Episode 150 – Robert W. Smith

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Everything Band, here’s an important podcast – interviewed by Mark J. Conner – Robert W. Smith is a prolific composer, educator, and publisher. He joins the show to tell his stories, share some advice, and talk about copyright. If you want to know the importance of making connections, then this is the episode for you! ​ Topics: Robert’s background […]

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TITLE: Keyboard Basics in Band Class (or ANY Ensemble Class)

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Here’s a quick, easy tip to implement – curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – Unlike piano, wind instruments (or strings) do not provide a visual representation of music. By teaching students the basics of the keyboard, they can picture theory concepts in their heads. Showing them how a keyboard works specifically helps them with understanding: Interval Sharps Flats Enharmonic […]

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TITLE: Google Forms Tips for Teachers

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Educatorstechnology – Here is a handy visual we published awhile ago featuring some important tips to help you make the best of the new Google Forms in your instructions. You will get to learn how to create a survey, poll or a qui; how to create a form from a spreadsheet in Google Sheets; how to add a […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #67: Copyright

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – This episode is all about copyright. As we all know, you can do anything you want with music you create, but in this episode we’ll give you some very much needed clarity about what you can and cannot do with music you didn’t create. Copyright has been such […]

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TITLE: How To Use Canva To Create Beautiful Teaching Resources

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, we’re talking about Canva, the online graphic design tool, and how to use it to create beautiful teaching resources for your classroom. Check out Nottelmann Music’s exclusive interview podcast with Katie Wardrobe as she makes the implementation music education technology easy to […]

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TITLE: The Percussionist’s Etiquette

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DATE: February 27, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Rick Astorga – Even the best behaved percussion students might succumb having their attention strained as most of the instruction from the podium might be directed towards their wind counterparts. Sometimes, percussion students have trouble fully understanding their purpose in the ensemble and in the rehearsal. Before you begin your “concert season,” […]

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