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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 350 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: 3 Benefits of Being a Google Certified Educator as a Music Teacher

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DATE: October 7, 2019

Curated from Midnight Music, a site dedicated to educating the music educator on how to implement technology – by Sarah Joncas – There are many benefits to becoming a Google Certified Educator. For music teachers, the Google Certified Educator program offers relevant professional development. It also helps teachers gain new technology knowledge and apply that knowledge to their own teaching…

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TITLE: Guitar (and Ukulele) Class in The Last Frontier State

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DATE: October 2, 2019

Curated from NAfME Council for Guitar Education – By Thomas Amoriello Jr. –  For our music educators looking to enhance or incorporate a guitar or ukulele class in their schools.  Kiel Schweizer is currently teaching the East High School Guitar Program for the Anchorage School District and recently created and implemented a new high school ukulele curriculum. His high school…

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 1: What DIRECTORS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years….

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 2: What PARENTS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

PART 2 – Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their…

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 3: What STUDENTS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years….

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 4: What MUSIC SUPERVISORS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years….

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 5: What PRINCIPALS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years….

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TITLE: Quick Rehearsal Tip: Creative Warmups for Jazz Ensembles

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DATE: September 23, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Dean Sorenson – The jazz ensemble warmup is a great opportunity to teach some scales that are useful in jazz improvisation. Common modes like mixolydian or dorian will help get the players moving around their horns and will also give them some basic improvisational tools.If at all possible, choose scales in…

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TITLE: How to Burn Out of Teaching Music

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DATE: September 20, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Elissa Janson Jones – Last July, as I was preparing to present to the NAfME Southwest Division Collegiate Summit, I decided to do a quick poll in one of the big music teacher groups. I asked: “What do you think is the #1 contributor to teacher burnout?” From more than 400…

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TITLE: The Drum Corps Experience with Innovator Bob Morrison

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DATE: September 14, 2019

Learn about this incredible story of marching arts innovation.  Listen to this short interview with the father of the “Front Ensemble.” – Curated from The Namm Foundation’s Talking Up Music Education – Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation that shares news and stories about music education. Download and listen to episode 81 featuring guest Bob…

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TITLE: Upbeat! Creating a Positive Culture in Music Ensembles

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DATE: September 10, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Matthew Arau – When you wake up in the morning, do you look forward to your day of teaching music with excitement and anticipation? Can you hardly wait to enter your music room, looking forward to expanding young minds and co-creating artistic beauty? Are you filled with gratitude for the opportunity…

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TITLE: Prepare Your Ensemble by Creating Musical Context

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DATE: September 6, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Kevin Mead and Terrence Bacon – It’s no secret that detailed lesson planning is a great way to produce immediate results. However, this planning can take student learning to the next level when combined with long-term goals. If your ultimate objective is to prepare a second-semester piece, the best place to…

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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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