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This page is designed to be a single place music educators can turn to when they want to explore ideas, teaching tips, and product information.  We offer 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.

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TITLE: Need a Guest Clinician? Don’t forget about Nottelmann Clinician Services

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DATE: December 22, 2018

Need someone to work with your ensemble as you prepare for an important festival or event?  Music educators look to Nottelmann Music as a valued partner in teaching music to students. Our experienced and highly-successful staff clinicians can provide an on-site clinic or other advisory assistance to any instrumental music program or ensemble – concert band, marching band, or jazz […]

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TITLE: Thinking About a New Marching Band Sound System? Upgrading?

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DATE: December 22, 2018

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music – Whether your marching band competes or just plays halftime shows, Nottelmann’s is where you go for a new sound system OR an  upgrade to your existing system.  Each band has it’s own needs and budget, so we offer a CUSTOM solution that includes on-site training and support at no extra […]

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TITLE: Preparing The Music Department Budget; Being Creative

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DATE: December 18, 2018

Presented by Joe Pappas, Nottelmann Music Clinician –  One of the most difficult aspects of being a music director at any level is anticipating the needs, growth and budget of the school music program.  Many times we are faced with needs that exceed the annual budget and are forced to find other means to support our programs.  By using the […]

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TITLE: Everlast Rocketbook – The Endlessly Reusable Digital Notebook

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DATE: December 17, 2018

The Everlast Rocketbook combines the ease and convenience of a cloud upload with the feel of pen and paper.  For teachers – for students – for anyone who likes to take notes and stay organized!  Available NOW at Nottelmann Music.  Check out this short video!

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TITLE: Four Band Director’s Top Festival Picks

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DATE: December 14, 2018

It’s a time-honored tradition – music educators chatting about their favorite festival pieces, those that worked well for their program and were enjoyed by their students.  Here’s installment #1 in our series of Top Festival Picks.  In this posting, we feature picks by St. Louis Area’s Ron Sikes, Joe Pappas, Sister Gail Buckman, and Larry Johnson, complete with reference recordings.  […]

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TITLE: This is Me – Greatest Showman Beginner Violin Music

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DATE: December 13, 2018

Curated from The Violin Blog – Please share this with string teachers or young string players – Complete with printed music and a video! Let me blow the dust off my keyboard and begin by telling you, “Hello!” Yes, I realize it’s been 4 months since I last posted, but I’m a mommy first and foremost and summer break happened. […]

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TITLE: SUPERCHARGE YOUR PRACTICE SESSIONS WITH MODACITY

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DATE: December 12, 2018

Curated from Midnight Music – midnightmusic.com.au – by Katie Wardrobe –  Band and orchestra directors, looking for innovative ways to improve student home practice?  Our good friend Katie Wardrobe has a great suggestion here! MTT71: Supercharge Your Practice Sessions with Modacity Marc Gelfo is the Co-Founder & CEO of Modacity – an app that aims to help musicians use their […]

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TITLE: Organizing the Chaos: Managing the Middle School Choir

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DATE: December 11, 2018

Curated from ChoralNet.org by Developing Voices Author Jennifer Berroth, Choral Director at Leawood Middle School, Leawood, Kansas. I’ve heard it said that teaching middle school puts one at the front of the line for sainthood. We’ve all had days on which we have earned that status. I have been teaching middle school choir for seven years, and in that time I have […]

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TITLE: Improving Brass Tone Production

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DATE: December 10, 2018

Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educator Blog, by Chip Crotts As the school year is now in full swing, let’s turn our thoughts to brass tone production. No doubt, your students are all playing a lot right now and are probably working the muscles more than ever before. Likewise, we may also be teaching a new crop of young brass […]

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TITLE: Choosing the Right Mouthpiece

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DATE: December 5, 2018

Curated from “The Hub,” a Yamaha Music Education Blog – by Matt Kerns I worked in a music store for many years, and one of the most common requests we’d get from customers was help with picking a new mouthpiece. The conversation would often start something like this: “I need a new mouthpiece” “Ok, do you already have some idea […]

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