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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.
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 from The Bulletproof Musician – Like most Suzuki youngsters, I went through a phase where I had little stripes of tape placed on my fingerboard to guide where my fingers ought to go. Which I’m guessing was my first lesson on intonation, and the idea that there’s a precise place on the fingerboard, where if you put your finger […]MORE
Curated from D’Addario – By Andrea Harrell – Parents of beginning band students often ask me how they can help their kids with practicing their new instrument. While many parents don’t hesitate to step in and help their kids with subjects like math or English, I have spoken to many parents who feel uncomfortable stepping in to help their kids […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – Six months ago, when the school shut down first started, I reached out to my friend Dr. Matthew Arau to join me for a series of webinars we called “Living in Tune.” Our goal for these webinars was to give people a single time—once per week—to get […]MORE
Calling all band directors! For those of you starting the year online and wondering how to help your beginning band students get started or how to get your older students to brush up on their fundamentals, we have resources for you. We have created a series of beginning instrumentalist videos for clarinet, euphonium, flute, horn, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and tuba. […]MORE
Curated from NAfME – What Virtual Teaching Successes Did You Have Last Spring That You Plan to Carry Forward into Your Teaching This Fall? Three NAfME Members Respond Photo courtesy of Susana Obando-Barquero Susana Obando-Barquero Elementary Music Teacher, VAPA, SDUSD, San Diego, California I had strong anxiety when I was first told about virtual teaching. During the first couple […]MORE
How are the music educators teaching face-to-face with students during Fall 2020 giving them a true ensemble experience BUT still complying with COVID 19 restrictions? Here’s how one music educator plans to do that, with the help of Nottelmann Music. PART ONE-preparing in mid-August, before the students arrive. COMING SOON – PART TWO-How did it work? PART THREE-Here are the […]MORE
Curated from NAfME – The NAfME Council for Choral Education Is Here to Help Coinciding with the release of the updated Fall Guidance for Music Education from NAfME and NFHS, the members of the Council for Choral Education have recorded a message to assist choral directors and school administrators with plans to safely teach singing in school this fall. […]MORE
How important is it that prospective beginning band students have a clear concept of the available band instruments and what they sound like? How do you get that across to students? Here’s a source that you can use now and save for use in the future. Beautiful, outstanding performances from members of the US Army Field Band. The band instruments […]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
For ALL music educators! 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 with professional development credit, absolutely free of charge. Webinars offer an optional 1 hour of PD credit – a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. […]MORE