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Don't see what you're looking for?  TELL US WHAT IT IS!  You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 342 postings! 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: Everything Band Podcast: Episode 119 – Alex Kaminsky

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DATE: September 5, 2019

Curated from Mark J. Connors’ Everything Band – Alex Kaminsky is the newly appointed Director of Bands at VanderCook College of Music. He has had tremendous success at every stop of his teaching career, including most recently at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Topics: Alex’s early experiences in music including Melvin Baker, his exceptional high school band director and the […]

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TITLE: Keeping Percussion Students Involved

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DATE: September 4, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator’s Blog – by Dave Black – Keeping percussion students involved throughout every rehearsal can be a challenge, especially on pieces that don’t include several percussion parts. Below are some tips to help both avoid and respond to this challenge. Repertoire Selection In a well-crafted piece of music, percussion parts are not simply an afterthought; […]

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TITLE: Tips for Success at All-State Auditions

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DATE: September 3, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Chris Clark –  We all want our students to make All-State groups. Earning a place in these prestigious ensembles is a great experience for students. It’s something they can take pride in including on college applications, and a way to impress their peers. Not only does it benefit the student, but […]

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TITLE: Digital Resources for your Bassoon Player

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DATE: August 24, 2019

Curated from NAfME – by Elizabeth Rusch Fetters – We are certainly living in the digital age. Never have there been so many resources for esoteric interests or uncommon musical instruments. For a bassoon student with or without a local bassoon teacher there are many resources available on the internet. Here are some suggestions to point your bassoon student, or […]

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TITLE: How to Keep Instruments OUT of the Shop and IN Your Students’ Hands – THE CLARINET

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DATE: August 23, 2019

Tips from the Repair Shop is a series of EXCLUSIVE presentations from Nottelmann Music.   Here’s an easy way to teach your students to set up and care for their instruments properly.  These short videos are packed with key information you’ll want them to know. Cover them in class or share the links online with your students.  If your students follow […]

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TITLE: How to Keep Instruments OUT of the Shop and IN Your Students’ Hands – THE BASS CLARINET

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DATE: August 23, 2019

Tips from the Repair Shop – EXCLUSIVE presentations from Nottelmann Music. Here’s an easy way to teach your students to set up and care for their bass clarinets properly.  This short video is packed with key information you’ll want them to know. Cover it in class or share the links online with your students.  If your students follow these tips, […]

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TITLE: How to Keep Instruments OUT of the Shop and IN Your Students’ Hands – THE SAXOPHONE

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DATE: August 23, 2019

Tips from the Repair Shop – EXCLUSIVE presentations from Nottelmann Music. Here’s an easy way to teach your students to set up and care for their alto, tenor, or baritone sax properly.  This short video is packed with key information you’ll want them to know. Cover it in class or share the links online with your students.  If your students […]

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TITLE: How to Keep Instruments OUT of the Shop and IN Your Students’ Hands – BRASS INSTRUMENTS

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DATE: August 23, 2019

Tips from the Repair Shop – EXCLUSIVE presentations from Nottelmann Music. Here’s an easy way to teach your students to set up and care for their instruments properly.  These short videos are packed with key information you’ll want them to know. Cover them in class or share the links online with your students.  If your students follow these tips, you […]

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TITLE: How to Keep Instruments OUT of the Shop and IN Your Students’ Hands – THE FLUTE

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DATE: August 23, 2019

Shared from Conn-Selmer – Here’s an easy way to teach your students to for their flutes properly.  This short video is packed with key information you’ll want them to know. Cover it in class or share the links online with your students.

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TITLE: Classroom and Rehearsal Tips for Choral and Instrumental Programs – by Laura Vaughan

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DATE: August 20, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by our good friend, St. Louis’ own Laura Vaughan – Having enjoyed more than thirty years in choral classrooms, I’ve had lots of experience with what works, and what doesn’t. Here are a few rehearsal tips that I’ve collected over the years that have worked for me. The first group are specific to […]

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TITLE: Top 5 Articles on Music Students Applying for College

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DATE: August 19, 2019

What do you say when a students tell you they want major in music in college?  Share this posting with students!  Another music education service from Nottelmann Music! How Many Colleges Should Music Students Apply To? – Eastman School of Music What to Consider Before Applying to Music College – thebalancecareers.com The Ultimate Admissions Guide: 75 Steps For Getting Into […]

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TITLE: Looking Back at Woodstock Day 4 – August 18, 1969

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DATE: August 18, 2019

Portions curated from Woodstock.com – by Ray Benton – Also see DAY 1, August 15, 1969; DAY 2, August 17, 1969;  Day 3, August 17, 1969 Woodstock Day 4?  What happened to “3 Days of Peace and Music?  RAIN!  Other delays!  Performance starts were pushed back into the “wee hours” and into a Day 4, Monday morning, August 18, 1969. […]

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TITLE: Looking Back at Woodstock Day 3 – August 17, 1969

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DATE: August 17, 2019

Portions curated from Woodstock.com – by Ray Benton – Also see DAY 1, August 15, 1969; DAY 2, August 17, 1969; Day 4, August 18. 1969 Whether you agree with the message or not, whether you condone the life-style or not, this historic event and its music is said to have “defined a generation.” This third installment on our 4-day […]

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TITLE: Looking Back at Woodstock Day 2 – August 16, 1969

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DATE: August 16, 2019

Portions curated from Woodstock.com – by Ray Benton – Also see DAY 1, August 15, 1969; Day 3, August 17, 1969; Day 4, August 18. 1969 Whether you agree with the message or not, whether you condone the life-style or not, this historic event and its music is said to have “defined a generation.” This second installment on our 4-day […]

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TITLE: Looking Back at Woodstock Day 1 – August 15, 1969

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DATE: August 15, 2019

Portions curated from Woodstock.com – by Ray Benton – Also see DAY 2, August 16, 1969; Day 3, August 17, 1969; Day 4, August 18. 1969 Whether you agree with the message or not, whether you condone the life-style or not, this historic event and its music is said to have “defined a generation.” This first installment on our 3-day […]

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TITLE: The String Player’s Reboot

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DATE: August 13, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator’s Blog – by Bob Phillips – The first week of any school year is always so exciting! It is wonderful to see your new and returning students. While the new school year brings with it many organizational challenges, the most immediate task is to get students moving forward again after a long summer. Often younger […]

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TITLE: Make the Beginning of Rehearsal Engaging and Productive

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DATE: August 12, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator’s Blog – by Wendy Higdon – I have taught band for more than twenty-five years. During that time I’ve changed many, many aspects of my teaching practice as I’ve learned and discovered new ideas. However, no element has evolved more than my approach to “warmups.”To begin, I have all but erased the words “warm up” […]

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TITLE: How Do I Set Up My Audio-Technica USB Microphone with My PC?

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DATE: August 9, 2019

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 […]

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TITLE: Introducing the Canadian Brass Flex System

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DATE: August 9, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – Want to improve student performances in your large ensembles? Get them playing in chamber groups, too. Not only does performing chamber music offer a wonderful way to develop listening and cooperation skills, it also makes it impossible for that gifted but lazy student to “follow” the other members of their section. Suddenly, if […]

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TITLE: Top 100 Music Education Blogs And Websites To Follow

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DATE: August 8, 2019

Browse through these popular blogs with an extremely wide-range of musical interests and applications.  Find the ones you like and subscribe! 1. Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room About Blog Music educator, blogger, writer, creator of digital resources, mom to two beautiful girls. Frequency about 4 posts per month. Since Dec 2012 Blog mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com Facebook fans 10,229. Twitter followers 1,806. View Latest […]

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TITLE: Writing a Letter to Your Future Self

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DATE: August 7, 2019

Curated from Musictech.net – by Amy M. Burns – Every year I visit FutureMe.org and write a letter to myself that will appear in my inbox in June of next year. This year, I sent it to myself and accidentally programmed it to be received in August, instead of June. Usually, when I receive the letter in June, I am […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #054: Mastering Classroom Management

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DATE: August 3, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – The other day I had a mentoring session with a first-year teacher. I asked him how much training in classroom management he’d been provided. What rules and procedures was he planning to implement? What consequences had he come up with for when students break the rules? [pause for […]

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TITLE: 7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems

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DATE: August 2, 2019

Curated from The Music Educator – by Bill Stevens – Learning a new instrument is not without its challenges. In this post “7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems” we will explore and identify challenges posed to new students. Whether or not you are teaching a 5th-grade student or a retiree who is looking to check something off their bucket list, all […]

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TITLE: Why Music? Be Inspired! Don’t You Dare Miss This!

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DATE: August 1, 2019

A short, heart-warming, inspirational video.  An answer to “Why Music?”  Don’t miss this!  Shared at The Nottelmann Blog! Are you a Mr. Jensen?  Had your life affected by a Mr. Jensen?  Want to be a Mr. Jensen?  SHARE ON THIS POST!

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