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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 105 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.
Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Chris Clark – We all want our students to make All-State groups. Earning a place in these prestigious ensembles is a great experience for students. It’s something they can take pride in including on college applications, and a way to impress their peers. Not only does it benefit the student, but […]MORE
Curated from the music educator blog, Smartmusic – by Suzanne Whitney – Great for Smartmusic users, and many ideas that can be applied otherwise. I love helping my students grow into smart, hard-working, and self-sufficient musicians. Part of this means torturing them with sight-reading exercises every time I see them. Trust me, they love me for it. Sarcasm aside, while […]MORE
Curated from Yamaha’s SupportED Magazine – by Marcia Neel – performing at a festival is so much more than “performing the music.” Here are several etiquette recommendations for your next festival or more formal performance. APPEARANCE AND DEMEANOR ON THE STAGE AND IN THE AUDIENCE MAKE AN IMPACTFUL STATEMENT ABOUT YOUR ENSEMBLE DURING FESTIVAL APPEARANCES. STAGE ETIQUETTE The adjudication begins […]MORE
Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Conn-Selmer Division of Education – The seed of this article came from a student who was asked to write a paper about her most influential teacher. She had to describe what separated this particularly educator from all those who had been a part of her school experiences. The last line of the paper succinctly and beautifully put […]MORE
Curated from Vandoren Paris – by Paula Corley – Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Artist, Pedagogy Chairman: International Clarinet Association, Texas Lutheran University Faculty – Poor tone quality – both slurred and articulated – tops the clarinet critique list for directors and judges. How do you fix it? Here are five suggestions to improve tone quality when slurring and articulating. 1. Focus the sound. Good […]MORE
When it comes to music education, Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music is a leading expert. This discussion on many different applications of technology for the music educator is a MUST WATCH, regardless of your background or knowledge! This PODCAST PLUS from Nottelmann Music CO. in St. Louis M contains optional video content. The podcast refers to this interesting […]MORE
Curated from Digital Trends – by Andy Boxall – Google has added an interesting new feature to its Gboard Android keyboard app. It’s called floating keyboard, and it may just be the answer to your problems if your swanky new bezel-less smartphone almost slips out your hand as you furiously type on the keyboard. It’s also great for anyone who feels the […]MORE
Curated from The Bulletproof Musician by Noa Kageyama, Ph.D – It’s the day before an audition, and as you take a few minutes to review some tricky sections, suddenly you get a twinge of anxiety and start stressing and freaking out about how awful everything sounds. How unprepared you feel. And how horribly you’re afraid things are going to go. It’s at […]MORE
Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educator Blog, by Elisa Janson Jones – I am absolutely thrilled about this episode because we discuss the number one thing you can do to improve your teaching, career, and life: take care of you. We talk about ways to prevent burnout. The discussion is all about self-care, holistic wellness, and implementing the best practices in […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – Katie Midnight – Featuring Brad Fuller When students join Brad Fuller’s ProjectRnB music program, they are greeted with “Welcome to show business…!” This episode is part 1 of my chat with Sydney based music educator Brad Fuller. In 2012, Brad was contracted to redesign the teaching space at Northern Beaches Christian School where he is […]MORE