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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 297 postings! 

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.

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TITLE: Dear Future Band Directors…

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DATE: December 12, 2020

Curated from Rocky Point Productions – What does an experienced band director wish he had known going into his first year?  Here’s the account from one person, things to consider for the brand new or future band director. My name is Rocky Ankeny and I am the Assistant Director of Bands at Panther Creek High School. I marched Cadets in […]

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TITLE: Denis DiBlasio: Jazz Saxophonist, Music Educator and Storyteller

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DATE: December 11, 2020

Curated from Yamaha Educator Suite – Denis DiBlasio is a natural improviser. He was about 10 years old when his music teacher wrote down a blues scale in F.   “He said, ‘Just make up stuff and use these notes,’” DiBlasio says. “I must have played that thing for two years. I just beat that thing to death.” After spending so […]

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TITLE: The Bandmaster Podcast Episode 35: Bobby Lambert, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

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DATE: December 11, 2020

Curated from Bandmasters Podcast – Bobby is Director of Bands at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Originally from Cherokee, North Carolina, Mr. Lambert attended Western Carolina University to obtain his Bachelors Degree in music education and then the University of Massachusetts to receive a graduate assistantship and a Masters of Music Degree in saxophone performance. From 2001 […]

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TITLE: Giving a Trumpet a Bath

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DATE: December 10, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Share – Lots of ways to do this – here’s one.

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TITLE: HOW TO STERILIZE STRING INSTRUMENTS FOR COVID-19

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DATE: December 10, 2020

Curated from KHS America – by Rock Clouser – Please note, this article contains information for consideration to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 on string instruments. We cannot guarantee these suggestions are 100% preventative.   For string instruments, it is really difficult to give a one size fits all cleaning answer because string instruments have so many surface types […]

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TITLE: The Benefits of Sight-Reading: The What, Why, and How

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DATE: December 10, 2020

Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educator Blog – What is Sight-Reading? Being able to look at a brand new piece of music and play it at sight is a pretty amazing skill to have. Just think—what we’re trained as musicians to do is to simultaneously scan and identify various symbols and visual cues, register and process each one (both individually […]

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TITLE: PreSonus Revelator: More Than a USB Microphone

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DATE: November 30, 2020

Simple.  Great-sounding.  All-in-one mic/effects.  Connects with one USB cable.  For online applications.  For music projects.  This is IT! Great sound made easy. More than a microphone, Revelator features voice effects to polish your sound—or completely transform it! Professionally-crafted presets make your voice stand out at the press of a button, thanks to the same award-winning sonic enhancement our StudioLive digital mixers […]

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TITLE: Performance Preparation Plan

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DATE: November 25, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Jeremy Lewis –  Have you ever struggled to prepare repertoire by the performance deadline? Over the course of years preparing various performances, be it orchestral, chamber, or solo work, I have put together a structured plan which has yet to fail me. This plan has four distinct phases with specific objectives: Introduction […]

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TITLE: “Developing Musicians or Directing the Band?” 6 Survival Tactics for the Middle School Band Director 

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DATE: November 24, 2020

Curated from Bandworld – by Benjamin Davis – “Traps” in the Daily Life of a Middle School Band Director You may be familiar with the adage, “He couldn’t see the forest for the trees.” If we were to reverse the wording of that expression, we have an accurate description of what happens to many middle school band directors. Middle school […]

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TITLE: Teaching Music Online with Google Meet for Virtual Music Class

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DATE: November 16, 2020

Planning teaching music online or switching to Google Meet? Here’s a short video that explains how to get going.

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