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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 350 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: 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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TITLE: What I Learned as a First Year Band Parent

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DATE: February 25, 2020

Here’s advice for new high school band parents, an account of a band parent looking back over that first year. With the school year coming to an end, I find myself taking a step back and reflecting on what I learned as a first-year band parent. Having no experience with high school band prior to this, I was basically a…

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TITLE: No-Fail Beginning Band Retention Activities

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DATE: February 24, 2020

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Marcia Neel – Nothing is more important to the success of our music programs than retaining the students who are already enrolled – particularly the beginners. We have to teach the beginners as if they have a scheduled performance at Carnegie Hall. In my previous post, I shared the S.M.A.R.T. approach to…

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TITLE: 10 Types of Music Majors Explained – Career Tracks

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DATE: February 18, 2020

How many of your college-bound music students have a clear understanding of the possible career tracks are available?  Here are 10 to share – curated from The NAMM Foundation –  In this article you’ll discover career possibilities, hear from students currently in music programs and get inspired to pursue your academic goals. You’ll also see career end goals for each…

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TITLE: THE WHY OF IT ALL – Nottelmann Blog Post #200!

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DATE: February 18, 2020

Curated from BandWorld – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Our 200th Post! Short but sweet, Dr. Tim weighs in with this reminder of why we do what we do. Have you ever stopped to think WHY we do what we do?  WHY do we dedicate our time, our intellectual energies, our creative talents…ultimately OUR LIVES to the world of band directing?  What…

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TITLE: Tonettes, Song Flutes, Flutophones, and Precorders

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DATE: February 15, 2020

Curated from BandWorld – by Howard Fosdick – An article on cheap plastic flutes? Surely I jest! Actually, no. There are a whole host of reasons to familiarize yourself with these instruments — even if you never play them. Perhaps the biggest one is simply that they’ve introduced tens of millions of American schoolchildren to music. You probably remember tooting…

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TITLE: Conducting Matters! Simple Steps to More Meaningful Expression

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DATE: February 14, 2020

Curated from BandWorld – by Paula Crider – Ensemble conductors, read these inspirational thoughts from a legendary conductor on how to improve your ensemble’s expression through conducting. Doubtless this will find dedicated teachers totally immersed in the challenges of another school year. I hope all will agree that we owe it to our art to constantly strive to improve our…

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TITLE: Belting 101: How to Help Your Students Use Their Full Voice

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DATE: February 13, 2020

Curated from JW Pepper’s CUED IN – by Erin Guinup – When I was an undergrad, I was told that belting would ruin my voice. I shunned the music I loved and focused solely on building my voice for opera. At that time, most of the voice educator community scorned contemporary commercial music, and few people were teaching it or…

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TITLE: Flipping The Script: NAMM Member and Music Education Advocate John Mlynczak Interviews

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DATE: February 6, 2020

Curated from The Namm Foundation – A special “Flipping the Script” episode recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show features John Mlynczak interviewing Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. The usual host of Talking Up Music Education, Luehrsen shares strategies for taking passion-to-action, the mosaic of music ed, and counting your blessings. John Mlynczak has an extensive range of…

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TITLE: Five-Time Grammy Winner Victor Wooten on Music Education – Caught at the 2020 NAMM Show

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DATE: February 6, 2020

Curated from the NAMM Foundation – In this podcast, you’ll hear five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten interviewed at the NAMM Conference 2020 in Anaheim.  Listen as his passion and advocacy for teaching music comes through as he describes the journey that every person can take to make music. Voted one of the top 10 bass players all time by Rolling…

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