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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 307 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: How to Make Virtual College Fairs Work for You

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DATE: September 23, 2020

Curated from MajoringInMusic.com – As a music student, how can you make virtual college fairs work for you?  Many schools attend these fairs. Which ones make the most sense to visit? What can you do to make the most out of the experience? Attend whether or not you’re sure you want to major in music College fairs can be worthwhile […]

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TITLE: Tips for Teaching Embouchure in Beginning Band

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DATE: September 23, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – “Spend time now to save time later” is a great quote, especially when it comes to teaching embouchure to beginning band students.  Preventing bad habits early is key to a successful start on any instrument. Following is a list of 6 practical tips for teaching embouchure efficiently and effectively from day one. 1.) […]

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TITLE: Clarinet 101: Getting Beginning Clarinetists Started the Right Way

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DATE: September 22, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Dr. Christine Damm – et your beginning clarinet players in tip-top shape and have fun doing it!  Beginning clarinet instruction doesn’t need to be frustrating.  Great clarinet tone and technique are the result of good habits. Start these good habits early on with a focus on the foundations of clarinet playing:  embouchure, […]

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TITLE: Understanding and Developing Range for the Young Horn Player

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DATE: September 21, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Jonas Thoms –  Beginning band books for generations have implied that the horn is a difficult instrument to incorporate into an ensemble. They may not have explicitly made a statement to that effect but most of these resources have more pages for horn than the other instruments because there are “for horns […]

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TITLE: Teaching Remotely The Second Time Around With Aileen Miracle

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DATE: September 12, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – This episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast features Aileen Miracle of Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room.  Aileen talks about teaching elementary music remotely – what worked and what didn’t work the first time around and what her plans are for the 2020-2021 school year.  She also shares some of her favourite tech tools and tips. […]

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TITLE: 16 New & Powerful Choral Pieces to Help Students During Hard Times

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DATE: September 11, 2020

Curated from Cued In – Programming is so essential.  Here are great suggestions for RIGHT NOW! – Music has always had the ability to inspire and heal wounds, and now many songs are taking on a new meaning as teachers and students alike face uncertainty. Pieces with universal themes of strength and hope are particularly helpful during such times of […]

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TITLE: Complete Guide to Zoom Audio Settings for Music Teachers

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DATE: September 10, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – Even the music teachers most experienced with Zoom will learn something new in Katie’s complete article on Zoom for music educators.  And we DO mean COMPLETE! – Intro – When using Zoom to run music classes, there are a few settings you can adjust to enhance the experience for you and […]

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TITLE: Minna Chung: On the Mysteries of Intonation and a Few Things We Can Do to Play More in Tune

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: September 9, 2020

Curated from The Bulletproof Musician – Like most Suzuki youngsters, I went through a phase where I had little stripes of tape placed on my fingerboard to guide where my fingers ought to go. Which I’m guessing was my first lesson on intonation, and the idea that there’s a precise place on the fingerboard, where if you put your finger […]

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TITLE: Five Tips for New Band Parents: Helping Your Child Practice

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DATE: September 8, 2020

Curated from D’Addario – By Andrea Harrell – Parents of beginning band students often ask me how they can help their kids with practicing their new instrument. While many parents don’t hesitate to step in and help their kids with subjects like math or English, I have spoken to many parents who feel uncomfortable stepping in to help their kids […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #79: Upbeat Mindset in Downbeat Times

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DATE: September 3, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – Six months ago, when the school shut down first started, I reached out to my friend Dr. Matthew Arau to join me for a series of webinars we called “Living in Tune.” Our goal for these webinars was to give people a single time—once per week—to get […]

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TITLE: FREE! Online Video Series for Your Woodwinds and Brass!

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: September 2, 2020

Calling all band directors! For those of you starting the year online and wondering how to help your beginning band students get started or how to get your older students to brush up on their fundamentals, we have resources for you. We have created a series of beginning instrumentalist videos for clarinet, euphonium, flute, horn, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and tuba. […]

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TITLE: What Virtual Teaching Successes Do You Plan to Carry into Your Teaching This Fall?

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: September 2, 2020

Curated from NAfME – What Virtual Teaching Successes Did You Have Last Spring That You Plan to Carry Forward into Your Teaching This Fall? Three NAfME Members Respond    Photo courtesy of Susana Obando-Barquero Susana Obando-Barquero Elementary Music Teacher, VAPA, SDUSD, San Diego, California I had strong anxiety when I was first told about virtual teaching. During the first couple […]

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TITLE: Teaching the Socially Distanced Music Ensemble with Dr. Bennett Wood, Mineral Area College

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: September 2, 2020

How are the music educators teaching face-to-face with students during Fall 2020 giving them a true ensemble experience BUT still complying with COVID 19 restrictions?  Here’s how one music educator plans to do that, with the help of Nottelmann Music. PART ONE-preparing in mid-August, before the students arrive. COMING SOON – PART TWO-How did it work?   PART THREE-Here are the […]

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TITLE: Guidance for Choral Instruction This Fall

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DATE: September 2, 2020

Curated from NAfME – The NAfME Council for Choral Education Is Here to Help   Coinciding with the release of the updated Fall Guidance for Music Education from NAfME and NFHS, the members of the Council for Choral Education have recorded a message to assist choral directors and school administrators with plans to safely teach singing in school this fall. […]

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TITLE: The Ultimate Beginning Band Instrument Demo

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DATE: September 1, 2020

How important is it that prospective beginning band students have a clear concept of the available band instruments and what they sound like?  How do you get that across to students?  Here’s a source that you can use now and save for use in the future. Beautiful, outstanding performances from members of the US Army Field Band. The band instruments […]

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TITLE: Teaching Online with Better Audio – with Evan Brown, Presonus

SOURCE: Nottelmann Music

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DATE: September 1, 2020

 This is an exclusive PODCAST-PLUS version of our webinar from Nottelmann Music – The learning-from-home scenario in the spring of 2020 has forced music educators into online teaching.  Avoid the pitfalls and learn the best practices of teaching with quality audio in this webinar with Evan Brown, Education division at Presonus. About the Clinician – Evan Brown is the Education Market […]

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TITLE: Don’t Miss Our FREE Webinars – from Nottelmann Professional Development

SOURCE: Nottelmann Music

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DATE: September 1, 2020

For ALL music educators!  In keeping Nottelmann Music’s 65-year-plus tradition of supporting music educators, we offer these pages to support your everyday teaching.  Nottelmann Professional Development is here to instruct and provide you with professional development credit, absolutely free of charge.  Webinars offer an optional 1 hour of PD credit – a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. […]

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TITLE: Band Practice at Home: How to Involve Parents for Student Success

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: September 1, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – With proper parent education, involvement and communication, we can partner with our band parents to help our students continue learning and improving while they are away from our band rooms.  Following are some easy steps you can implement now to educate your parents on the importance of home practice and how they can […]

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TITLE: Be Proactive – Choose the Right Leaders for Your Program – by Scott Lang

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DATE: September 1, 2020

Watch his video!  Sign up for his workshop! – Tuesday April 13, 2020 – Kirkwood High School – 801 W Essex Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122   SIGN-UP HERE

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TITLE: Setting up your Home Teaching Office for Success

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: September 1, 2020

Curated from Presonus – by Education Manager Evan Brown –  With the rapid shift to online learning many educators are experiencing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many are scrambling to get their home office set up and ready to continue teaching their students. While working from the comfort of your home can seem great, it can often present challenges that […]

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TITLE: How to Keep Instruments OUT of the Shop and IN Your Students’ Hands

SOURCE: Nottelmann Music

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DATE: September 1, 2020

Tips from the Repair Shop is a series of EXCLUSIVE presentations from Nottelmann Music.  Click to show these valuable, easy to follow videos Share in class Share the links for students to view at home The Clarinet The Bass Clarinet The Saxophone Brass – The Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba Flute – Shared from Conn-Selmer    

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TITLE: How to use Google Classroom to Submit Recorded Singing and Playing Assignments

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DATE: August 27, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Sarah Taylor – Streamlining student data collection the easy way One afternoon, I was sitting at my desk in my chorus classroom. My 6th graders had just left. The high school girls ensemble was after my planning period. I was preparing for a meeting with my administrator who wanted an update on my data-driven […]

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TITLE: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Band Director

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DATE: August 21, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – For those of you that prepare music-ed students to go out and teach band or find yourself in an advising role to young prospectives, here’s a short but eye-opening article.  It’s hard to disagree with anything on these lists, resulting from a recent survey of band directors in the field. In our recent […]

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TITLE: Tips for Teaching Embouchure in Beginning Band

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: August 21, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – “Spend time now to save time later” is a great quote, especially when it comes to teaching embouchure to beginning band students.  Preventing bad habits early is key to a successful start on any instrument. Following is a list of 6 practical tips for teaching embouchure efficiently and effectively from day one. 1.) […]

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