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Don't see what you're looking for?  TELL US WHAT IT IS!  You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 320 postings! 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: What Virtual Teaching Successes Do You Plan to Carry into Your Teaching This Fall?

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: September 2, 2020

Curated from NAfME – What Virtual Teaching Successes Did You Have Last Spring That You Plan to Carry Forward into Your Teaching This Fall? Three NAfME Members Respond    Photo courtesy of Susana Obando-Barquero Susana Obando-Barquero Elementary Music Teacher, VAPA, SDUSD, San Diego, California I had strong anxiety when I was first told about virtual teaching. During the first couple […]

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TITLE: Teaching the Socially Distanced Music Ensemble with Dr. Bennett Wood, Mineral Area College

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: September 2, 2020

How are the music educators teaching face-to-face with students during Fall 2020 giving them a true ensemble experience BUT still complying with COVID 19 restrictions?  Here’s how one music educator plans to do that, with the help of Nottelmann Music. PART ONE-preparing in mid-August, before the students arrive. COMING SOON – PART TWO-How did it work?   PART THREE-Here are the […]

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TITLE: Guidance for Choral Instruction This Fall

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DATE: September 2, 2020

Curated from NAfME – The NAfME Council for Choral Education Is Here to Help   Coinciding with the release of the updated Fall Guidance for Music Education from NAfME and NFHS, the members of the Council for Choral Education have recorded a message to assist choral directors and school administrators with plans to safely teach singing in school this fall. […]

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TITLE: The Ultimate Beginning Band Instrument Demo

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DATE: September 1, 2020

How important is it that prospective beginning band students have a clear concept of the available band instruments and what they sound like?  How do you get that across to students?  Here’s a source that you can use now and save for use in the future. Beautiful, outstanding performances from members of the US Army Field Band. The band instruments […]

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TITLE: Teaching Online with Better Audio – with Evan Brown, Presonus

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DATE: September 1, 2020

 This is an exclusive PODCAST-PLUS version of our webinar from Nottelmann Music – The learning-from-home scenario in the spring of 2020 has forced music educators into online teaching.  Avoid the pitfalls and learn the best practices of teaching with quality audio in this webinar with Evan Brown, Education division at Presonus. About the Clinician – Evan Brown is the Education Market […]

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

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DATE: September 1, 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: 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

SOURCE: Nottelmann Music

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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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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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