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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 270 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: 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 professional development credit, absolutely free of charge.  Webinars offer 1-2 hours of PD credit, depending on the length of the webinar.  NEVER STOP LEARNING! Each webinar contains: […]

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TITLE: Editor’s Choice – 10 Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed – Grade 2/Easy

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: January 8, 2020

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music Co.  Ray, who serves as editor for The Nottelmann Blog at Music Educators Corner, has 32 years of experience teaching band in the St. Louis area.  Most of these picks were performed while directing his successful band program at Rockwood South Middle School. What a challenge we have in finding quality, […]

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TITLE: Literature Selection for Concert Band by Joe Pappas

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DATE: January 7, 2020

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you select music for your concert band? The success of your program, performance, or rating at a festival or contest can be a result of selecting the right music. There are several factors to consider when making the selection. These factors […]

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TITLE: Editor’s Choice – 10 Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed – Grade 3/Medium Easy

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: January 6, 2020

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music Co.  Ray, who serves as editor for The Nottelmann Blog at Music Educators Corner, has 32 years of experience teaching band in the St. Louis area.  These picks were performed while directing his successful band program at Rockwood South Middle School. What music educator doesn’t like to share?  I certainly do!  […]

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TITLE: Selecting a Saxophone for Classical and Jazz Performance

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: October 16, 2020

Curated from BandWorld – by Dr. Tracy Heavner –  Introduction There are many brands of saxophones currently being produced varying greatly in quality and price. Within their brand, most saxophone manufacturers also produce several different models in order to meet the needs of performers at various stages of development. Student models, designed for beginning saxophonists, are the least expensive but […]

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TITLE: D’Addario Core: Overview to Saxophone Reed Strengths

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DATE: October 16, 2020

Discussion and overview to saxophone reed strengths.

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TITLE: Snare Drum Fundamentals – Michael Burritt

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DATE: October 16, 2020

Michael Burritt, Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music, demonstrates his foundational approach to snare drum technique. Examples include Stone – Stick Control, Wilcoxon, and his own solo Cooper.  

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TITLE: Productivity tips for music teachers – Part A

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DATE: October 16, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe –   Resources and links mentioned in this episode 1. Manage your passwords Lastpass – this is the one I use and it’s fantastic 1Password is another option   2. Task and project management and to-do lists Asana – I use Asana to manage my work and home-related projects and tasks Trello – another option some of […]

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TITLE: Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems – By Christian McBride

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: October 15, 2020

Ever tried this?  Is this possible?  Jazz legend Christian McBride demonstrates one way for musicians to join together online.

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TITLE: Using Wakelet for Digital Portfolios and Assignments in Music Education

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DATE: October 8, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Kath McGreal –  In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I’m sharing a conversation I had with one of my Midnight Music Community members, Kath McGreal. I invited Kath on the podcast to talk about her use of Wakelet with her music students. Wakelet is a free digital curation tool that allows […]

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TITLE: Avoiding 9th Grade Attrition: Strategies for an Effective Transition to your High School Music Program

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DATE: October 7, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Dr. Christopher Marra –  The transition between middle school and high school is a critical time for music students. With the growing pressure to take on more academic rigor and increased opportunities to participate in activities and groups at the high school, many students and families can feel anxious about balancing […]

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TITLE: 3 Simple Steps to Digital Badging in Music Education

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DATE: October 6, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle –  Looking to motivate your music students?  Kids of all grade levels will KILL for recognition like this! Many of us are getting a second chance at rethinking how music education can look and sound as we head into the school year. Last spring provided us with virtually no time to […]

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TITLE: How Using Social Media Apps Before Practicing Could Sabatage Practice Quality (and Performance) Over Time

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DATE: October 3, 2020

Curated from the Bulletproof Musician –  I attend a martial arts class where the rule is that phones must stay in the locker room, and never be out near the mats. The rationale being, they’re a distraction. And if you’re distracted, not only does your training suffer, but you can get hurt. The idea is to come to class a […]

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