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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 307 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: Developing the Optimum Clarinet Tongue Position – By Dr. Tracy Heavner

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DATE: May 27, 2020

Curated from Bandworld – this is such an important topic for producing good pitch and sound on the clarinet – Introduction – A clarinetist’s tongue position is perhaps one of the most important components of successful playing since it has a direct effect on tone, intonation, response and the ability to articulate quickly. In addition, the ideal clarinet tone, which […]

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TITLE: The Influence of Jazz: Resources for Your Students

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DATE: May 26, 2020

Your students could spend WEEKS going through all of the resources in this post – curated from J.W. Pepper – by Mary Rogelstad – Throughout the years, J.W. Pepper has been fortunate to interview many jazz musicians who have shared their experiences perfecting these jazz basics, along with explaining how to make them accessible to students. Here are some of […]

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TITLE: Wind Instruments May Not Be As Contagious As We Thought

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DATE: May 9, 2020

Curated, by Sixto F Montesinos – a 5 Minute Read – There are more questions than answers right now regarding the spread of COVID-19 while playing woodwind or brass instruments in musical ensembles around the world. That may change by the fall. A document was published by the Freiburg University of Music on April 25, 2020 entitled Risk Assessment Regarding […]

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TITLE: Protecting Music Programs from Pandemic Fallout

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DATE: May 9, 2020

Curated from the National Association for Music Education – The public health crisis is necessitating unprecedented disruption to our country’s education system. Schools, students and families have demonstrated remarkable flexibility and resilience as they’ve done their part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Specifically, the online actions of music educators and students have inspired us all as they’ve shared […]

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TITLE: KHS America is excited to announce the innovative new Jupiter Join the Band! Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit

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DATE: May 4, 2020

Available at Nottelmann Music. The Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit was designed to help introduce and guide students towards finding the instrument that is the best fit for them.  It includes mouthpieces similar to the ones found in a band classroom, but are not intended to replace the actual instrument mouthpieces.  They can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher or hot […]

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TITLE: Moving to Online Learning – A Few “Jabs” to “Hook” You Up with a Knock-Out Plan

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DATE: April 30, 2020

Curated from NAfME – by David Knott – With our transition from traditional teaching to online delivery of content, there are many places popping up to provide resources for you to become a “virtual rockstar.” These same resources let readers and followers view many people’s “virtual flex.” An online “pose-down” sometimes leading to some hurtful comments in the thread. You […]

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TITLE: Adapting Your Recital Online

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DATE: April 30, 2020

Curated from MusicEducatorsResources.com – for any kind of music recital – If your head wasn’t already spinning from having to adapt to online lessons, the “hot topic” right now seems to have shifted to holding an online recital. Recitals are a ton of work as it is, and then to add in a whole new way of doing things, it […]

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TITLE: COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning Guidelines By NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation

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DATE: April 28, 2020

To benefit all band directors, The Nottelmann Blog provides this curated, special article on sterilization precautions regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic – COVID-19 and Instrument Cleaning The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these […]

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TITLE: Making Jazz Easier for Your Students (and Yourself) – With Rob Babel

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DATE: April 23, 2020

An exclusive webinar from Nottelmann Music, with Rob Babel – Whether your jazz ensemble meets daily or once or twice a week – whether you have years of experience or you are new to teaching jazz – you’ll find lots of tips and ideas in this webinar on jazz ensemble best practices.  This is a blog version of our complete […]

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TITLE: Online Jazz Education Resources For Teachers

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DATE: April 14, 2020

Curated from MusTech.Net – by Dr. Joseph M. Pisano – A number of people have been asking me to refer them to online Jazz Resources or Jazz Resources for Teachers that are able to be found or used online with their students. I have a number of posts on MusTech.Net related to this topic, but some are older and somewhat […]

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TITLE: Google Forms Tips for Teachers

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DATE: April 11, 2020

Curated from Educatorstechnology – Here is a handy visual we published awhile ago featuring some important tips to help you make the best of the new Google Forms in your instructions. You will get to learn how to create a survey, poll or a qui; how to create a form from a spreadsheet in Google Sheets; how to add a […]

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TITLE: Helping Music Educators Two Ways

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DATE: April 9, 2020

Now more than ever, there’s a need for Music Educators to learn from home.  Nottelmann Music provides TWO PLACES providing ESSENTIAL learning for ALL music educators! NPD Webinars The Nottelmann Blog 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 […]

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TITLE: 5 Tips from Pros on Making Music at Home

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DATE: April 7, 2020

Curated from J.W. Pepper’s CUEDin – More time at home means more time to practice and create music. But keeping motivated, organized, and stress-free can be challenging. That is when music experts who have worked on their craft for years can help. J.W. Pepper has had the opportunity to interview numerous successful musicians who are leaders in their fields. Here […]

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TITLE: Teaching Music Online: How to Engage Students Through Your Virtual Classroom

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DATE: April 6, 2020

Most music educators are now faced with online teaching.  Whether you’re a pro at it or just getting started, here’s a clearing-house on ideas, sources, and tips.  Curated from JW Pepper’s music education blog – In this challenging time, the music education community has been doing what it does best: working together to keep students engaged in deeply meaningful choral, […]

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TITLE: Preparing The Music Department Budget; Being Creative

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DATE: April 3, 2020

Presented by Joe Pappas, Nottelmann Music Clinician –  One of the most difficult aspects of being a music director at any level is anticipating the needs, growth and budget of the school music program.  Many times we are faced with needs that exceed the annual budget and are forced to find other means to support our programs.  By using the […]

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TITLE: Resources to Inspire Music Making, Learning and Teaching – from The NAMM Foundation

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DATE: April 2, 2020

Curated from the NAMM Foundation – All of us at The NAMM Foundation express our concern and support for everyone that is experiencing the realities of the current global health crisis. Teaching and learning music can continue and even thrive through the remarkable tools, resources and people that are engaging in music online. Provided resources have been created by The […]

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TITLE: Nicole Newman: On Using Yoga to Develop Sustained Focused Attention, and Practice Getting into the Zone

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DATE: April 1, 2020

Curated from The Bulletproof Musician – with Nicole Newman – You’ve probably seen some articles in the last few years about how bad sitting in a chair is for you (unless you’re sitting in the Hawaii Chair of course, in which case I guess you’re ok?). But whether it’s teaching from a piano bench (or in front of your laptop) […]

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TITLE: Fact or Myth: Does Thinking “Don’t Miss” Really Make Us More Likely to Mess Up?

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DATE: March 3, 2020

Curated from BULLETPROOFMUSICIAN – By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. – It was March 15, 2017, and the San Antonio Spurs were trying to pull out a close win over the Portland Trailblazers. With 2.5 seconds left in the game, a Portland foul put Manu Ginobli at the free throw line. Trailing 105-108, the plan was to make the first free throw, […]

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TITLE: Everything Band: Episode 150 – Robert W. Smith

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Everything Band, here’s an important podcast – interviewed by Mark J. Conner – Robert W. Smith is a prolific composer, educator, and publisher. He joins the show to tell his stories, share some advice, and talk about copyright. If you want to know the importance of making connections, then this is the episode for you! ​ Topics: Robert’s background […]

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TITLE: Keyboard Basics in Band Class (or ANY Ensemble Class)

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Here’s a quick, easy tip to implement – curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – Unlike piano, wind instruments (or strings) do not provide a visual representation of music. By teaching students the basics of the keyboard, they can picture theory concepts in their heads. Showing them how a keyboard works specifically helps them with understanding: Interval Sharps Flats Enharmonic […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #67: Copyright

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – This episode is all about copyright. As we all know, you can do anything you want with music you create, but in this episode we’ll give you some very much needed clarity about what you can and cannot do with music you didn’t create. Copyright has been such […]

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TITLE: How To Use Canva To Create Beautiful Teaching Resources

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DATE: March 2, 2020

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, we’re talking about Canva, the online graphic design tool, and how to use it to create beautiful teaching resources for your classroom. Check out Nottelmann Music’s exclusive interview podcast with Katie Wardrobe as she makes the implementation music education technology easy to […]

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TITLE: The Percussionist’s Etiquette

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DATE: February 27, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Rick Astorga – Even the best behaved percussion students might succumb having their attention strained as most of the instruction from the podium might be directed towards their wind counterparts. Sometimes, percussion students have trouble fully understanding their purpose in the ensemble and in the rehearsal. Before you begin your “concert season,” […]

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TITLE: Dear Future Music Educators

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DATE: February 27, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Nathan Beeler – Teachers, make sure you share this one with those teaching-bound music ed students! Dear Future Music Educators, First of all, thank you for thinking of this amazing profession as a way to spend your life. I say spend because, hey, we are only given so many days here, and […]

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