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With the challenges of teaching during the COVID 19 restrictions, you’ll find several posts to help you through this challenging time.
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NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.
Curated from NAfME – By Thomas Amoriello Jr. – NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair – Lurking in the shadows of the six-string guitar, the electric bass is a slimmer, more versatile instrument than the traditional upright bass in the areas of recording, effects processing, instrument care, economical cost, and travel options. The four-string instrument is tuned an octave lower than […]MORE
One of our most important posts at The Nottelmann Blog! A MUST VIEW for jazz band directors, show choir directors, any music educator interested in the role of the drum set. Legendary drummer of The Police, Stewart Copeland, takes us on a journey from the beginnings of American Music from Congo Square in New Orleans to modern day – the […]MORE
Curated from The Bulletproof Musician by Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. – From tennis great Billie Jean King to pianist Glenn Gould, imagery has long been a staple of athletes’ and musicians’ bag of practice tools. When visualizing, a general rule of thumb is that you want whatever it is that you’re imagining, to be pretty close to the actual real-life experience that you […]MORE
Joe Pappas, Interviewed by Ray Benton – Nottelmann Music – Our Podcast-PLUS series contains OPTIONAL video content. This Music Education two-part podcast focuses on valuable tips and ideas on how to build student numbers in a band or orchestra program. Joe Pappas is a very successful band director, adjudicator, music education consultant, composer and publisher from the St. Louis Metro area. […]MORE
Curated from Conn-Selmer’s CSI Connect – by Bill Humbert – Music Educators have so many responsibilities in order to keep their program moving in a positive direction every day. Often times we struggle to gather and embrace the many levels of administrative business necessary to provide an amazing learning experience for our students and our music education community. The items that […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Elisa Janson Jones and David Knott – Festivals are a fantastic tool for both recruiting and retaining students. They can help engage your more advanced musicians while providing others with an incentive to improve. They’re also a great way to collect quantifiable data to help ensure the continuation of your program […]MORE
Curated from Choral.net, by Molly McLinden – Anyone who sings, whether as a soloist or chorister, knows that proper breathing is a major component to a reliable and healthy sound. If you don’t get a good breath, you may find yourself running out of air, straining, or having a weaker sound. There is a lot of information out there about […]MORE
Curated from Simplycircle.com, by Elena Krasnoperova – Everybody understands the importance of communication and organization, especially those parents involved in a band booster organization. With a demanding band camp schedule, practice and performance schedule (not to mention fundraisers, traveling, uniforms, and competitions), a parent really needs to be on top of it all so that their own child – and the […]MORE
Curated from Collegemagazine.com, by Hillary Droke. Sponsored by the NAMM Foundation – Music education feels more important than ever before. Learning an instrument goes beyond plucking notes and the routine of practicing. Music education improves language abilities and increases emotional resilience, empathy, self-confidence, attention span and focus, according to the Royal Music Foundation. Music allows a sense of release and escape that […]MORE
This article, curated from amparents.org, written by Marc Whitlock, is a must-read for parents of young musicians. So if you’re a parent, read it! If you’re a music educator, share it! This scene is all too familiar: CHILD: “Mom, can you help me with my math?” MOM: “Sure thing, sweetie!” CHILD: “Dad, can you help me with my history?” DAD: […]MORE