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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 100 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 Simplycircle.com, by Elena Krasnoperova – Everybody understands the importance of communication and organization, especially those parents involved in a band booster organization. With a demanding band camp schedule, practice and performance schedule (not to mention fundraisers, traveling, uniforms, and competitions), a parent really needs to be on top of it all so that their own child – and the […]MORE
By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music Co. Ray, who serves as editor for The Nottelmann Blog at Music Educators Corner, has 32 years of experience teaching band in the St. Louis area. Most of these picks were performed while directing his successful band program at Rockwood South Middle School. What a challenge we have in finding quality, […]MORE
Curated from Collegemagazine.com, by Hillary Droke. Sponsored by the NAMM Foundation – Music education feels more important than ever before. Learning an instrument goes beyond plucking notes and the routine of practicing. Music education improves language abilities and increases emotional resilience, empathy, self-confidence, attention span and focus, according to the Royal Music Foundation. Music allows a sense of release and escape that […]MORE
This article, curated from amparents.org, written by Marc Whitlock, is a must-read for parents of young musicians. So if you’re a parent, read it! If you’re a music educator, share it! This scene is all too familiar: CHILD: “Mom, can you help me with my math?” MOM: “Sure thing, sweetie!” CHILD: “Dad, can you help me with my history?” DAD: […]MORE
By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music How would a practice room music workstation benefit your students? By opening this post, you’ve come to the right place to find out! The music workstation is a great way to use technology to make student practice time more effective, efficient, and fun! Nottelmann Music can get you set up with […]MORE
By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music Co. Ray, who serves as editor for The Nottelmann Blog at Music Educators Corner, has 32 years of experience teaching band in the St. Louis area. These picks were performed while directing his successful band program at Rockwood South Middle School. What music educator doesn’t like to share? I certainly do! […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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!MORE