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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.
Video – Advice for Parents & Young Musicians Overcoming Parent & Young Musician Obstacles – by Lauren HaleyMORE
Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – Advice about clarinet embouchure in the clarinet pedagogy literature is fairly consistent no matter where one looks. Keep the chin flat and pointed, corners of the mouth to the center, touch the reed with the tip of the tongue, angle of the instrument between 30 and 45 degrees. If everyone does this, why […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – In this episode, Katie Wardrobe talks with her good friend Barbara Freedman – author of Teaching Music Through Composition – A Curriculum Using Technology (published by Oxford University Press) and all-round music technology legend – about setting up your workspace and leveling up the gear you use to deliver your lessons and create teaching materials. […]MORE
Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – You may find it surprising to hear me say that I haven’t significantly changed the way I teach tone, vibrato, and dynamics since I have switched to lessons and ensembles entirely online. The issues students present with are the same as they ever were. However, I’ve had to significantly up my game in […]MORE
Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – For many, learning to play jazz can be daunting, much less trying to teach it. Students know what good jazz sounds like, but how do you relay it to others? It doesn’t help that the notation does not always represent what is actually happening. To help your students, there are a few things […]MORE
Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – The U.S. Marine Band has a TON of resources that can help music educators any time – but especially during distance or blended learning. And they are FREE! Need a last minute lesson plan (or sub lesson plan)? Find a video entitled “Why I Love Playing Music” HERE. Find a lesson plan to go […]MORE
Welcome 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 OPTIONAL professional development credit, absolutely free of charge. Simply view and enjoy the webinar AND, as an option, submit the accompanying Verification Quiz afterward. Successfully submit the […]MORE
Curated from BandWorld – by Dr. Tracy Heavner – Introduction There are many brands of saxophones currently being produced varying greatly in quality and price. Within their brand, most saxophone manufacturers also produce several different models in order to meet the needs of performers at various stages of development. Student models, designed for beginning saxophonists, are the least expensive but […]MORE
Discussion and overview to saxophone reed strengths.MORE
Michael Burritt, Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music, demonstrates his foundational approach to snare drum technique. Examples include Stone – Stick Control, Wilcoxon, and his own solo Cooper.MORE