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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 135 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.

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TITLE: Tips to Keep Marching Bands Healthy and Hydrated on the Field

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DATE: July 27, 2019

Curated from Band Director.com – by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – With the beat of a drum, the blow of a whistle, and the blare of the brass section, marching bands across the country are practicing formations and new musical routines in anticipation of the start of school year. Recognizing the unique needs of these performers, the National […]

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TITLE: Where Have All The Clarinets Gone?

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DATE: July 27, 2019

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s CSI Connect – by John Casagrande –  Since the early 2000’s, there has been a noticeable decline in the number of clarinets in high and middle school bands. How this has occurred and the possible solutions to this problem is the focus of this essay. What has caused this dearth of clarinetists? There are several factors that, […]

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TITLE: Time Hacks for Teachers, Part 1: Reclaiming Your Time

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DATE: July 26, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Kari Adams –   There never seems to be enough hours in the day. To help, you might turn to time management experts for advice., Unfortunately, they never seem to grasp the life of a music educator. Instead, their tips are designed for people are able to create their own schedule, […]

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TITLE: It’s All About Time

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DATE: July 24, 2019

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s Education Division, CSI Connect –  Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Conn-Selmer Division of Education – From Dr. Tim, one of the leading clinicians for music educators, comes this article on time-management.  The one equalizing factor in this world is time. We all have twenty-four hours in the day; no more, no less. Successful educators are masters at managing time. They […]

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TITLE: Starting The Middle School Year Off Right – Part 1

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DATE: July 22, 2019

Curated from The Beginning Band Director Podcast – Discussing topics relevant to aspiring and new band directors – Overwhelming?  Here’s help!  Join Brad and Misty Smith, as they chat about how to get your year off to a great start.   GO TO ORIGINAL POSTING

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TITLE: Advice on Teaching Middle School Band – Steve Graves

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DATE: July 19, 2019

Curated from Mark J. Connors’ Everything Band Podcast #84 –  Steve Graves has been a middle school band director in Orange County, California for over 30 years. In this episode he shares his advice about teaching middle school including some really great advice for young band teachers.​ Topics: Steve’s background and his 34 year career as a middle school band […]

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TITLE: Beginning Jazz Improv Strategies

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DATE: July 17, 2019

Curated from SmartMusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Sara Marino –  Beginning improvisers need our support. We can give them a blues, mixolydian, or dorian scale, but a scale is not a strategy. Providing students with explicit, straightforward strategies not only helps them develop their skills, but also builds their confidence in their abilities to improvise. This belief that they […]

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TITLE: How Being a Marching Band Director is Like Being a CEO

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DATE: July 17, 2019

This article is curated from Mustech.net.   Author Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. Most people don’t think about it; but, if you happen to be a marching band director you KNOW it -successful marching band directors have the same skill sets as successful Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). CEOs must be […]

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TITLE: Tim Lautzenheiser Speaks About Motivation

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DATE: July 17, 2019

Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser –  Conn Selmer Division of Education  –  Conn-Selmer’s VP of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, discusses the different levels of group motivation.  View this short but important video for valuable insights for any music program. Tim Lautzenheiser is a widely-recognized voice advocating the importance of music education for every child.  Over the last three decades, countless students have experienced […]

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TITLE: Tim Lautzenheiser Speaks on the Power of Learning

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DATE: July 15, 2019

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s CSI Connect – by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser – Conn-Selmer’s VP of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, encourages us to discover the power of learning and the reason there is no end to power of music in our students lives.

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