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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators! We recently celebrated our 200th post, now up to 225!
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.
Curated, by Sixto F Montesinos – a 5 Minute Read – There are more questions than answers right now regarding the spread of COVID-19 while playing woodwind or brass instruments in musical ensembles around the world. That may change by the fall. A document was published by the Freiburg University of Music on April 25, 2020 entitled Risk Assessment Regarding […]MORE
Curated from the National Association for Music Education – The public health crisis is necessitating unprecedented disruption to our country’s education system. Schools, students and families have demonstrated remarkable flexibility and resilience as they’ve done their part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Specifically, the online actions of music educators and students have inspired us all as they’ve shared […]MORE
Available at Nottelmann Music. The Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit was designed to help introduce and guide students towards finding the instrument that is the best fit for them. It includes mouthpieces similar to the ones found in a band classroom, but are not intended to replace the actual instrument mouthpieces. They can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher or hot […]MORE
Curated from NAfME – by David Knott – With our transition from traditional teaching to online delivery of content, there are many places popping up to provide resources for you to become a “virtual rockstar.” These same resources let readers and followers view many people’s “virtual flex.” An online “pose-down” sometimes leading to some hurtful comments in the thread. You […]MORE
Curated from MusicEducatorsResources.com – for any kind of music recital – If your head wasn’t already spinning from having to adapt to online lessons, the “hot topic” right now seems to have shifted to holding an online recital. Recitals are a ton of work as it is, and then to add in a whole new way of doing things, it […]MORE
To benefit all band directors, The Nottelmann Blog provides this curated, special article on sterilization precautions regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic – COVID-19 and Instrument Cleaning The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these […]MORE
An exclusive webinar from Nottelmann Music, with Rob Babel – Whether your jazz ensemble meets daily or once or twice a week – whether you have years of experience or you are new to teaching jazz – you’ll find lots of tips and ideas in this webinar on jazz ensemble best practices. This is a blog version of our complete […]MORE
This is an exclusive PODCAST-PLUS version of our webinar from Nottelmann Music – The learning-from-home scenario in the spring of 2020 has forced music educators into online teaching. Avoid the pitfalls and learn the best practices of teaching with quality audio in this webinar with Evan Brown, Education division at Presonus. About the Clinician – Evan Brown is the Education Market […]MORE
Now more than ever, there’s a need for Music Educators to learn from home. Nottelmann Music provides TWO PLACES providing ESSENTIAL learning for ALL music educators! NPD Webinars The Nottelmann Blog 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 […]MORE
Curated from J.W. Pepper’s CUEDin – More time at home means more time to practice and create music. But keeping motivated, organized, and stress-free can be challenging. That is when music experts who have worked on their craft for years can help. J.W. Pepper has had the opportunity to interview numerous successful musicians who are leaders in their fields. Here […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – by Sarah Taylor – Streamlining student data collection the easy way One afternoon, I was sitting at my desk in my chorus classroom. My 6th graders had just left. The high school girls ensemble was after my planning period. I was preparing for a meeting with my administrator who wanted an update on my data-driven […]MORE
Microphone with My PC? 11.29.2018Audio-Technica 4 Comments Question: How do I set up my Audio-Technica USB microphone with my PC? Answer: The setup of an Audio-Technica USB microphone may seem like a daunting task, but fear not! There are only a few settings you need to configure before you begin recording and podcasting. Please refer to the photos and follow […]MORE
Curated from MusTech.Net – by Dr. Joseph M. Pisano – A number of people have been asking me to refer them to online Jazz Resources or Jazz Resources for Teachers that are able to be found or used online with their students. I have a number of posts on MusTech.Net related to this topic, but some are older and somewhat […]MORE
Curated from Presonus – by Education Manager Evan Brown – With the rapid shift to online learning many educators are experiencing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many are scrambling to get their home office set up and ready to continue teaching their students. While working from the comfort of your home can seem great, it can often present challenges that […]MORE