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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 105 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.
Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educators Blog – Jazz educators, you probably tell your ensemble students constantly to listen to each other, but do they really know how? In this, the second of a series of performance advice videos, members of the Big Phat Band talk about how to listen to the other members of your jazz band. Appearing in today’s […]MORE
Curated from AMP, the Association for Music Parents – Music Educators – here’s important infomation to pass on to your music parents. Marc Whitlock, band director for Discovery Middle School and formerly a band director with the award winning Plymouth Canton Educational Park, MI and Marian Catholic H.S., gives parents detailed guidelines for home practice to help their child succeed. Featured Article “I Made It” Lesson […]MORE
In this exclusive Nottelmann Blog Podcast, Joe Simino, Director of Bands at Seckman Middle School in the Fox C-6 School District and Ray Benton discuss this important topic for music educators in great detail. How do you handle changes to your lesson plan, your school schedule, that out-of-town trip, or when you’re so tired you can’t do what you did […]MORE
Curated from our good friend Katie Wardrobe at Midnight Music, Sydney Australia – Introduction and important tips This is a dessert buffet – don’t get sick! My friend and fellow educator Amy Burns – an elementary music teacher in New Jersey – frequently starts a workshop by saying “We’re going to cover a lot of things here today. Please think of this […]MORE
The topic of “The Over-scheduled Child” is becoming more and more important to music educators. This podcast will provide you with concepts and tips about how to recognize this concern and how to adjust your teaching to minimize the effect of the over-scheduled child in your music program. PODCAST OVERVIEW – What do the “experts” say about the over-scheduled child? […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Gordon Goodwin – Given the chance, who wouldn’t eavesdrop on a recording session by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band? Certainly no one in our office! Through our friends at Alfred Music, we recently got a glimpse of the Big Phat Band in the studio. What’s more, we had the unmitigated audacity to […]MORE
Have you heard about IMES 2019, The International Music Education Summit? Get professional development credit from webinars on topics vital to you, hosted by international experts, all presented: LIVE online – June 13-14 Also recorded, available on demand Nottelmann Music is honored to be selected to present two of this year’s sessions: Tips from the Repair Shop: How to Keep […]MORE
By Ray Benton, Nottelmann Music Co. – Well, this one will certainly cause some controversy! But band directors, I ask that you be open minded and hear me out. In my eleven years at Rockwood South Middle School, we found tremendous success with a different approach to teaching saxophone. Here are THE BENEFITS, THE PROCESS, and THE RESULTS. THE BENEFITS […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Education Blog – by Mike Christiansen – With very little background in playing guitar, and no background in jazz guitar pedagogy, many band directors find themselves at a loss on how to help their jazz band guitarist. The following tips can help you point your student guitarists in the right direction. Getting the Sound: The […]MORE
Curated from Everything Band with Mark J. Connor – Brian Silvey – The Director of Bands at the University of Missouri, Brian Silvey joins the show to talk about his background, music teacher education, and the importance of conducting gestures.MORE