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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 112 postings and GROWING! The Nottelmann Blog is a single place that music educators can turn to when they want to explore ideas, teaching tips, and product information. We offer both exclusive and curated material from national and local experts. Fresh and updated regularly, discover articles, interviews, podcasts, informational videos, and more, searchable by category, title, topic, and contributor. Visit here often for brand new content! NOTE: the page order of our posts is NOT dependent on the most recent date, but is rotated often depending on the school-related season.
Elisa Janson Jones – Smartmusic, The Music Educator Blog – In This Episode, You’ll Learn How To: Make the most of the technology you already have access to Find free tech tools you can use with your students Get started with SmartMusic and other music technology LISTEN TO PODCASTMORE
Frank Troika – Conn-Selmer Division of Education, CSI Connect – A pretty strong argument can be made that our student leaders have a tougher job of working with their peers than we do in working with our students. As teachers, we have inherent authority by way of our titles, our degrees, and to a large extent, our age and years of […]MORE
Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music – Considerations for music teachers – There are already a number of articles and tutorials written which go into the details of the options for displaying your iPad on a data projector or IWB to students during class time. I want to talk about the options from the point of view of the music teacher. What works […]MORE
Five Tips for Your General Music Class – By NAfME Member Kelly Mraz – How long has it been since you’ve taken a percussion methods class? When other music teachers find out I am a percussionist, the number one question I get is, “I’ve always wondered, how do you play . . . ?” So often, drums get our (and […]MORE
Audio-Technica – A-T Blog Editor – One of the leading audio technology manufacturers in the world has rounded up some of the best microphones, headphones, and wireless microphone systems for you to consider for your program. Their products are a preferred brand for podcasters, social media and YouTube personalities, journalists and interviewers, live-streamers, voice over artists, and musicians. These are […]MORE
Audio-Technica – A-T Blog Editor – Sorting through the definitions of mic and line level can be confusing because there are varied definitions of the terms among audio engineers and manufacturers. Before getting into an in-depth definition, it would probably be a good idea to talk about why you should be concerned about whether an input or output is mic or line […]MORE
Jack Stamp – Music educators, you’ve gotta hear this! Listen to Jack Stamp, giving one of the best examples of exactly why music education is so important and belongs in our schools. Dr. Jack Stamp is currently adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he teaches conducting. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Stamp served as Director […]MORE
Ray Benton and Benjamin Middleton – Nottelmann Music Co. – Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist for Nottelmann Music, shares his experiences and advice from 32 years in music education and over 14 years in helping music teachers incorporate music technology into their everyday teaching. This is the complete video of our clinic at MMEA, covering a wide range of technology […]MORE
Curated from Audio-Technica’s Blog, by the A-T Blog Editor – Whether you’re just beginning with content creation or looking to upgrade your audio gear, Audio-Technica offers a variety of equipment to help you capture the perfect audio for podcasting, broadcasting, streaming, and more. We’ve rounded up some of the best microphones, headphones, and wireless systems that podcasters, social media and YouTube […]MORE
Sandy Feldstein – Artists House Music – In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – There are things they don’t teach you in college about being a band director that are important to know; things that go beyond teaching someone to play an instrument. Sandy Feldstein offers excellent advice about soliciting support of other teachers for your program, recruiting kids for your […]MORE