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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 135 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.

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TITLE: Top 100 Music Education Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2019

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DATE: August 8, 2019

Browse through these popular blogs with an extremely wide-range of musical interests and applications.  Find the ones you like and subscribe! 1. Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room About Blog Music educator, blogger, writer, creator of digital resources, mom to two beautiful girls. Frequency about 4 posts per month. Since Dec 2012 Blog mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com Facebook fans 10,229. Twitter followers 1,806. View Latest […]

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TITLE: Writing a Letter to Your Future Self

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DATE: August 7, 2019

Curated from Musictech.net – by Amy M. Burns – Every year I visit FutureMe.org and write a letter to myself that will appear in my inbox in June of next year. This year, I sent it to myself and accidentally programmed it to be received in August, instead of June. Usually, when I receive the letter in June, I am […]

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TITLE: Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Mike a Marching Band?

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DATE: August 6, 2019

From Where It’s A-T, by Audio-Technica  Question: How do I mike a marching band? Answer: It’s that time of year again when high school band directors really start kicking it into gear, getting everything ready for the upcoming marching band season. They should have already selected the music they will be playing and started choreographing the show. The site for […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #054: Mastering Classroom Management

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DATE: August 3, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – The other day I had a mentoring session with a first-year teacher. I asked him how much training in classroom management he’d been provided. What rules and procedures was he planning to implement? What consequences had he come up with for when students break the rules? [pause for […]

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TITLE: 7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems

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DATE: August 2, 2019

Curated from The Music Educator – by Bill Stevens – Learning a new instrument is not without its challenges. In this post “7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems” we will explore and identify challenges posed to new students. Whether or not you are teaching a 5th-grade student or a retiree who is looking to check something off their bucket list, all […]

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TITLE: Why Music? Be Inspired! Don’t You Dare Miss This!

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DATE: August 1, 2019

A short, heart-warming, inspirational video.  An answer to “Why Music?”  Don’t miss this!  Shared at The Nottelmann Blog! Are you a Mr. Jensen?  Had your life affected by a Mr. Jensen?  Want to be a Mr. Jensen?  SHARE ON THIS POST!

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TITLE: Literature Selection for Concert Band by Joe Pappas

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DATE: August 1, 2019

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you select music for your concert band? The success of your program, performance, or rating at a festival or contest can be a result of selecting the right music. There are several factors to consider when making the selection. These factors […]

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TITLE: Five Must-Haves for a Successful School Year

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DATE: August 1, 2019

Curated from NAfME – by Audrey Carballo –  It’s that time of year when teachers ask . . . Back to school? Already?!?! Although for most traditional school calendars educators get 8-10 weeks of summer, it never seems to be enough. If you’re like me, the week before we head back gets tainted as well. Every day I gently gripe […]

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TITLE: Six Music Classroom Management Strategies

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DATE: July 31, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Rachel Maxwell and Jessica Shields – We can all agree that classroom management is an important key to teaching success.  These two teachers have found these six to be successful.We see 375 band students every day and have very few discipline issues or distractions during class. Below are six music classroom management […]

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TITLE: Five Things to Do in Your First Five Years of Teaching – Advice for New Music Educators

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DATE: July 29, 2019

Curated from NAfME – by Audrey Carballo – Five years sounds like a very long time, but in the world of academia, think of it as a mile marker on the way toward your retirement. For most of us, teaching is a career, and we’re in it for the duration of our working lives. If you want to go the […]

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