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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.

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TITLE: End the Practice Battle at Home

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DATE: February 5, 2020

A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS – Having trouble getting your child to practice their instrument at home?  You’re not alone! Super-Mom and Resonate Music teacher extraordinaire, Stephanie Nhan, shares 5 easy steps to help end the practice battle at home. Getting your kids to practice their instrument at home can be tough. It can be a constant battle trying to convince […]

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

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DATE: February 5, 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: Preparation for Adjudication: A Checklist for Success

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DATE: February 5, 2020

Curated from In Tune Magazine – by Lori Schwartz Reichl – “The best preparation for good work tomorrow, is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard The months of February through May can be the most stressful for music educators and specifically for those who lead ensembles. Ensembles are preparing to be assessed at the county, state, and regional […]

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TITLE: 20 Mistakes Teachers Make When They De-clutter Their Classroom

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DATE: January 29, 2020

Curated from the Clutter-Free Classroom – by Jodi Durgen – This article contains tips for any classroom.  Do music teachers ever need de-cluttering?  Does your room need it?  Read on… Even with the best intentions, some people aren’t able to attain or maintain a clutter-free classroom because of simple mistakes they don’t even know they are making!  These simple mistakes […]

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TITLE: Editor’s Choice – 10 Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed – Grade 2/Easy

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: January 8, 2020

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, […]

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TITLE: Literature Selection for Concert Band by Joe Pappas

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DATE: January 7, 2020

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you select music for your concert band? The success of your program, performance, or rating at a festival or contest can be a result of selecting the right music. There are several factors to consider when making the selection. These factors […]

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TITLE: “I’m Quitting Band!” Why Students Leave, and What You Can Do

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DATE: January 7, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Wendy Barden – “I’m quitting band!” is a phrase no director wants to hear. In spite of all the great things happening in a band program, you will still hear it from time to time. Today we’ll look at what reasons students give for quitting band, and then share some thought-provoking […]

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TITLE: Editor’s Choice – 10 Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed – Grade 3/Medium Easy

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: January 6, 2020

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!  […]

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TITLE: Make It Stick: Implement Rehearsal Routines

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DATE: January 3, 2020

Curated from MAfME – by Lori Schwartz Reichl – “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” ~ Mike Murdock The first fourteen years of my teaching career occurred during the time of my life when I was not a mother. However, during these childless years, I treated the students in my care as though they were my […]

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TITLE: Band Room Makeover Makes the Most of Space

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DATE: January 3, 2020

Curated from Halftime Magazine – by Savy Leiser Innovative products and technology as well as practical space-saving ideas can help band directors turn even the smallest space into an efficient rehearsal room. In 2012, Fayetteville (Arkansas) High School became a completely new school, and director of bands Barry Harper received the band room of his dreams. After a four-year renovation project, the […]

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