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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 270 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: From the Everything Band Podcast: Episode 87 – Gail Buckman

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DATE: December 4, 2018

Curated from Mark J. Connor’s The Everything Band Blog –  Here’s a great national podcast posting of an interview with St. Louis’s own Sister Gail Buckman, who as this was recorded, is in her 50th year of teaching. Sister Gail Buckman has been teaching in the St. Louis are since 1968, and I recently had a chance to visit Sister […]

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TITLE: Great Trumpet Teaching Concepts from Al Vizzutti

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DATE: November 30, 2018

Curated from posted YouTube videos – Featuring amazing trumpet artist and clinician Al Vizzutti –  Can there be any more varied teaching concepts on a subject than how to play the trumpet well?  Watch and listen as fantastic trumpet player Al Vizzutti discusses and demonstrates no-nonsense facts about how to successfully teach trumpet to your students.  Convenient!  You don’t have […]

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TITLE: “Tone-Deaf” is an Excuse….not a Diagnosis

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DATE: November 29, 2018

Curated from ChoralClarity.com – by Adam Paltrowitz – “Tone-Deaf” is an Excuse….not a Diagnosis…..and I blame the person who makes the diagnosis. Anyone can learn to sing. If a person can speak, they should be able to learn to sing. All speech is pitched and most people speak using a range of pitches; the concept of varied pitches in speech is […]

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TITLE: HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM? [FREE GUIDE]

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DATE: November 29, 2018

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – What exactly does an IWB do? What’s so special? It’s a fancy presentation tool At its heart, an interactive whiteboard (IWB) is simply a fancy presentation tool. Great things: It allows you to get out from behind a desk when teaching your class It usually comes with interactive presentation software which […]

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TITLE: Trusting the Ensemble

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DATE: November 27, 2018

Curated from TED.com – Technology, Entertainment, and Design – Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership — then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera “U-Carmen eKhayelitsha” and the ParaOrchestra. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the […]

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TITLE: MUSICIANS ARE BETTER MULTI-TASKERS

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DATE: November 27, 2018

Curated from PSmag.com – by Tom Jacobs –  Are you aware of this research from Canada which finds trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another? We all call it “multitasking,” but psychologists insist that’s a misnomer. Since we can’t actually focus on more than one thing at a time, the skill is really “task switching“—the ability to […]

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TITLE: In Case You Missed It – Recording Your Ensemble, with Joshua Rhine – Festus R-6 Intermediate

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DATE: November 26, 2018

Watch Joshua Rhine in action as he uses his Presonus Audiobox 96 USB with his Shure KSM 137 stereo mic pair from Nottelmann Music to teach critical listening skills to his young singers. Nottelmann Music, in St. Louis, designs recording/playback systems for music teachers. Quality PreSonus components including the Audiobox USB 96 or the AR USB Hybrid mixers. Speakers, mics, […]

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TITLE: Video: What Adjudicators Wish They Could Tell You

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DATE: November 24, 2018

Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educators Blog – St. Louis’ own Laura Vaughan, Presenter –  Ever wonder what adjudicators think but aren’t able to tell you? Wonder no more. In this archived webinar, experienced contest and festival judge Laura Vaughn expands on topics covered in her popular blog post. She talks with Giovanna Cruz about some of the unspoken thoughts that […]

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TITLE: ARRANGE AND SELL SHEET MUSIC LEGALLY WITH NOTEFLIGHT MARKETPLACE

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DATE: November 23, 2018

Curated from Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music – Listen to the episode here: John Mlynczak – the Managing Director of Noteflight – is a passionate advocate for music education and technology.  John and I discuss Noteflight Learn and the new Noteflight Marketplace – where teachers can purchase sheet music in a notation file format that they can legally edit and arrange. […]

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TITLE: Add a New Music Tech Lab or Single Workstation to Your Music Program!

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DATE: November 15, 2018

Looking for a curriculum alternative to music appreciation, or a great supplement to your current music curriculum?  This single blog post has everything you need to begin a music technology class in your school, how to put together a complete music tech lab OR a single music workstation for a practice room or your music room. Watch the Short Video Overview […]

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