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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: How to Use Templates to Stay Productive as a Music Teacher

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DATE: August 4, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music and our good friend from “down under,” Katie Wardrobe – I love templates for many reasons and they can truly increase your productivity! I share the benefits of using templates, some ideas for places you can incorporate templates into your everyday life and give some tips on how to save them.   Check out Nottelmann Music’s […]

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TITLE: Five Must-Haves for a Successful School Year

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DATE: August 1, 2020

Curated from NAfME – by Audrey Carballo –  It’s that time of year when teachers ask . . . Back to school? Already?!?! Although for most traditional school calendars educators get 8-10 weeks of summer, it never seems to be enough. If you’re like me, the week before we head back gets tainted as well. Every day I gently gripe […]

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TITLE: Starting The Middle School Year Off Right

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DATE: July 22, 2020

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: Organizing the Chaos: Managing the Middle School Choir

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DATE: July 11, 2020

Curated from ChoralNet.org by Developing Voices Author Jennifer Berroth, Choral Director at Leawood Middle School, Leawood, Kansas. I’ve heard it said that teaching middle school puts one at the front of the line for sainthood. We’ve all had days on which we have earned that status. I have been teaching middle school choir for seven years, and in that time I have […]

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TITLE: 8 Tips for Using Google Keep for Music Teachers

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DATE: July 11, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – A guest post by Katherine Miller – During these unprecedented times, the lines between home and work can be a little blurrier. Music teachers might be more used to this then others as we often hold rehearsals before and after school, performances on night and weekends, and have to find professional development opportunities devoted to […]

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TITLE: Audio Technica Rebate Program – Trade in Your Obsolete 600mhz Wireless System

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: July 10, 2020

Schools and institutions, do you have a 600mhz wireless mic system? As of July 13 2020, those systems are illegal to use. If your system is from Audio-Technica, we have good news. A factory rebate program is available through Sept. 30 2020. CLICK TO FIND YOUR SYSTEM AND TRADE-IN VALUE We can assist you with the right replacement model and […]

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TITLE: Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education from NFHS and NAfME

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DATE: June 25, 2020

Curated from NFHS – The mission of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) provides leadership for the administration of high-school based activities, emphasizing health and safety to develop leaders and increase opportunities for all. In the time of COVID-19, […]

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TITLE: Should My Child Go Back to Band Class?

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DATE: June 21, 2020

Curated from AmroMusic.com – While there are still many unknowns about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, one thing is for certain: the importance of music in our schools and the impact it has on student’s lives has not changed. Educators and administrators across the country are working tirelessly to strategize ways to return to school safely. However, many of the […]

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TITLE: 8 Tips for Teaching Orchestra for the Non-String Player

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DATE: June 19, 2020

Curated from JW Pepper – by Kathryn Griesinger – Perhaps you’re a long-time band director asked to start a string program at your school. Or you’re a first-year teacher looking at limited job options that may include any combination of band, chorus, or strings. However you find yourself in this situation, the lack of a string playing background shouldn’t deter […]

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TITLE: Starting Breathing Exercises to Encourage Air Capacity Growth

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DATE: June 15, 2020

Curated from 4themusiceducator.com – by Bill Stevens – Musicians who require the use of their air to perform will benefit from “Starting Breathing Exercises to Encourage Air Capacity Growth.” Whether you are a brass, woodwind or even a vocalist musician, breathing, and effective airflow, is an absolute necessity to perform. In addition, increasing your knowledgebase is a great way to […]

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