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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 260 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: Band Practice at Home: How to Involve Parents for Student Success

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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

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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

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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

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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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TITLE: Joel Vanderheyden Loves Jefferson College’s New Nottelmann Sound Systems!

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DATE: August 16, 2020

With budgetary assistance from Joe Pappas and the Jeffco Viking Band Camp,  Jefferson College’s music department was looking for a great sounding and versatile sound systems for the band and choir rehearsal rooms.  They wanted portability, great sound, and high quality recording capability.  Joel Vanderheyden contacted me with specific criteria in mind and I set out to design a system […]

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TITLE: 10 Bandroom Tips – For New Band Directors

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DATE: August 11, 2020

Curated from Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic Educational Resources – Here are 10 selected tips for the new and experienced band directors alike.   Bandroom Tip #1: Keeping Track of Auxilliary Percussion Bandroom Tip #2: Breathing for Young Low Brass Players Bandroom Tip #3: Training Low Brass…Ear Development Bandroom Tip #4: Helping Your Flute Students to Play In Tune Bandroom Tip […]

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TITLE: The Trust of Leadership (In Your High School Band)

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DATE: August 6, 2020

Curated from Conn-Selmer – by Dr. Matthew Arau – Can a high school band function successfully without trust? Can a band have an effective student leadership program if the director does not trust the student leaders? Can an untrusting conductor generate expressive music-making from his ensemble? If the answer to these three questions is an unwavering no, then it is […]

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