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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators! We recently celebrated our 200th post, now up to 212!
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 Band Directors Talk Shop – by Nathan Beeler – Teachers, make sure you share this one with those teaching-bound music ed students! Dear Future Music Educators, First of all, thank you for thinking of this amazing profession as a way to spend your life. I say spend because, hey, we are only given so many days here, and […]MORE
Here’s advice for new high school band parents, an account of a band parent looking back over that first year. With the school year coming to an end, I find myself taking a step back and reflecting on what I learned as a first-year band parent. Having no experience with high school band prior to this, I was basically a […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Marcia Neel – Nothing is more important to the success of our music programs than retaining the students who are already enrolled – particularly the beginners. We have to teach the beginners as if they have a scheduled performance at Carnegie Hall. In my previous post, I shared the S.M.A.R.T. approach to […]MORE
How many of your college-bound music students have a clear understanding of the possible career tracks are available? Here are 10 to share – curated from The NAMM Foundation – In this article you’ll discover career possibilities, hear from students currently in music programs and get inspired to pursue your academic goals. You’ll also see career end goals for each […]MORE
Curated from BandWorld – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Our 200th Post! Short but sweet, Dr. Tim weighs in with this reminder of why we do what we do. Have you ever stopped to think WHY we do what we do? WHY do we dedicate our time, our intellectual energies, our creative talents…ultimately OUR LIVES to the world of band directing? What […]MORE
Curated from BandWorld – by Howard Fosdick – An article on cheap plastic flutes? Surely I jest! Actually, no. There are a whole host of reasons to familiarize yourself with these instruments — even if you never play them. Perhaps the biggest one is simply that they’ve introduced tens of millions of American schoolchildren to music. You probably remember tooting […]MORE
Curated from BandWorld – by Paula Crider – Ensemble conductors, read these inspirational thoughts from a legendary conductor on how to improve your ensemble’s expression through conducting. Doubtless this will find dedicated teachers totally immersed in the challenges of another school year. I hope all will agree that we owe it to our art to constantly strive to improve our […]MORE
Curated from JW Pepper’s CUED IN – by Erin Guinup – When I was an undergrad, I was told that belting would ruin my voice. I shunned the music I loved and focused solely on building my voice for opera. At that time, most of the voice educator community scorned contemporary commercial music, and few people were teaching it or […]MORE
Curated from The Namm Foundation – A special “Flipping the Script” episode recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show features John Mlynczak interviewing Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. The usual host of host of Talking Up Music Education, Luehrsen shares strategies for taking passion-to-action, the mosaic of music ed, and counting your blessings. John Mlynczak has an extensive […]MORE
Curated from the NAMM Foundation – In this podcast, you’ll hear five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten interviewed at the NAMM Conference 2020 in Anaheim. Listen as his passion and advocacy for teaching music comes through as he describes the journey that every person can take to make music. Voted one of the top 10 bass players all time by Rolling […]MORE