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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 342 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: How to Find and Use Productive Pockets of Time in Your Day 

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DATE: October 31, 2019

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – This short podcast by our good friend Katie Wardrobe is packed with great time-management ideas that you can put to work today! For a downloadable copy of the tips mentioned in this episode, click HERE. Check out Nottelmann Music’s exclusive interview podcast with Katie Wardrobe as she makes the implementation music […]

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TITLE: 3 Reasons Why Now — More Than Ever — America Needs Music in its Schools

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DATE: October 30, 2019

Curated from Get Banded, a blog published by Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic instruments – by Anthony Mazzocchi  For the first time ever, music is now cited in federal statute as a stand-alone subject in schools. The timing could not be better.  After all, provision for the arts in school curricula should be a no-brainer requirement of a well-rounded education.  However, just […]

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TITLE: Inquiry into the Habits of a Significant Band Director, a TME Podcast

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DATE: October 28, 2019

Curated from The Music Educator Podcast – What is a Significant Band Director? What are those habits?  Do you already possess some of them? Listen to this short but worthwhile podcast – Here we conduct an inquiry into the habits of a significant band director. What makes a band director significant? What is needed to become significant? We will discuss […]

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TITLE: Your Relationship With Students – Part 1, The Successful Music Teacher Series

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DATE: October 24, 2019

This is our first podcast in our Successful Music Teacher Series, designed to provide you with tips and ideas to help you to be successful in teaching music to kids.  This is an exclusive production of Nottelmann Music, a full-service School Music company located in St. Louis.  Our Podcast PLUS postings contain optional video graphics.  Listen on your computer, phone, […]

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TITLE: Tips For Your Jazz Band Guitarist

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DATE: October 22, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Education Blog – by Mike Christiansen –   With very little background in playing guitar, and no background in jazz guitar pedagogy, many band directors find themselves at a loss on how to help their jazz band guitarist. The following tips can help you point your student guitarists in the right direction. Getting the Sound: The […]

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TITLE: 5 Reasons to Step Up to a Better Wind Instrument

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DATE: October 19, 2019

Curated from Yamaha’s blog The Hub – By Brian Petterson –  Navigating the world of middle school, junior high or high school band can be tough for parents of young musicians — especially those of you who weren’t yourself an instrumentalist back in your glory days. Instruments, reeds, strings, mallets, valve oil — there are many important things that school-aged band […]

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TITLE: What is Wi-Fi? Here’s everything you need to know

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DATE: October 19, 2019

Curated from Digital Trends – by Jon Martindale – Do you know everything there is to know about Wi-Fi?  If so, go on by.  If not, you’ll want to read this! Wi-Fi is one of the most important technological developments of the modern age. It’s the wireless networking standard that helps us enjoy all the conveniences of modern media and connectivity at […]

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TITLE: Expanding the Learning Power of Music Through Multi-Media

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DATE: October 17, 2019

Here’s a brief article and quick video, loaded with interesting ideas regarding technology and multimedia.  Curated from The NAMM Foundation – by Philip Nash –   The contemporary student comes to the classroom with a sophisticated knowledge of computers. It is vital that we creatively approach and utilize the application of available technology to engage students and enhance learning. Multimedia […]

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TITLE: Preparing for the First Concert of the Year

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DATE: October 16, 2019

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you prepare that first concert of the year?  Share and comment below! Student preparation for the first concert of the year can be stressful to all. As a director, new or seasoned, we always feel the pressure preparing the music and […]

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TITLE: Tim Lautzenheiser Speaks on the Power of Learning

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DATE: October 15, 2019

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s CSI Connect – by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser – Conn-Selmer’s VP of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, encourages us to discover the power of learning and the reason there is no end to power of music in our students lives.

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TITLE: 10 Easy Ear-Training Exercises for Choir

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DATE: October 15, 2019

Great info here for choir directors.  Read on, pass on to colleagues.  Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Andy Beck. As a former high school choir director, I recognize both the challenges and rewards of teaching aural skills within the context of large group rehearsals. While time is often tight, and concert schedules tend to dictate priorities, there […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Bonus Podcast: Grants – How to Get What You Want

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DATE: October 14, 2019

So many of our customers have success stories from applying for grants.  Here’s how to have yours!  Curated from The Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – Have you ever wished you could just wave a magic wand and have someone give you everything you’ve ever wanted for your music program? What would you ask for? What would […]

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TITLE: 3 Benefits of Being a Google Certified Educator as a Music Teacher

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DATE: October 7, 2019

Curated from Midnight Music, a site dedicated to educating the music educator on how to implement technology – by Sarah Joncas – There are many benefits to becoming a Google Certified Educator. For music teachers, the Google Certified Educator program offers relevant professional development. It also helps teachers gain new technology knowledge and apply that knowledge to their own teaching […]

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TITLE: Guitar (and Ukulele) Class in The Last Frontier State

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DATE: October 2, 2019

Curated from NAfME Council for Guitar Education – By Thomas Amoriello Jr. –  For our music educators looking to enhance or incorporate a guitar or ukulele class in their schools.  Kiel Schweizer is currently teaching the East High School Guitar Program for the Anchorage School District and recently created and implemented a new high school ukulele curriculum. His high school […]

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 1: What DIRECTORS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years. […]

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 2: What PARENTS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

PART 2 – Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their […]

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 3: What STUDENTS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years. […]

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 4: What MUSIC SUPERVISORS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years. […]

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TITLE: Bridging The Gap between Middle School and High School – Part 5: What PRINCIPALS Can Do

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DATE: September 26, 2019

Tips For Ensuring A Seamless Music Education Experience, Curated from the Music Achievement Council and the NAMM Foundation – Students continue to participate in our music education programs because they cannot imagine school without the meaningful engagement that our courses provide. Yet, for one reason or another, not all of our students continue their participation throughout their high school years. […]

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TITLE: Quick Rehearsal Tip: Creative Warmups for Jazz Ensembles

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DATE: September 23, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Dean Sorenson – The jazz ensemble warmup is a great opportunity to teach some scales that are useful in jazz improvisation. Common modes like mixolydian or dorian will help get the players moving around their horns and will also give them some basic improvisational tools.If at all possible, choose scales in […]

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TITLE: How to Burn Out of Teaching Music

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DATE: September 20, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Elissa Janson Jones – Last July, as I was preparing to present to the NAfME Southwest Division Collegiate Summit, I decided to do a quick poll in one of the big music teacher groups. I asked: “What do you think is the #1 contributor to teacher burnout?” From more than 400 […]

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TITLE: The Drum Corps Experience with Innovator Bob Morrison

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DATE: September 14, 2019

Learn about this incredible story of marching arts innovation.  Listen to this short interview with the father of the “Front Ensemble.” – Curated from The Namm Foundation’s Talking Up Music Education – Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation that shares news and stories about music education. Download and listen to episode 81 featuring guest Bob […]

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TITLE: Upbeat! Creating a Positive Culture in Music Ensembles

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DATE: September 10, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Matthew Arau – When you wake up in the morning, do you look forward to your day of teaching music with excitement and anticipation? Can you hardly wait to enter your music room, looking forward to expanding young minds and co-creating artistic beauty? Are you filled with gratitude for the opportunity […]

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TITLE: Prepare Your Ensemble by Creating Musical Context

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DATE: September 6, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Kevin Mead and Terrence Bacon – It’s no secret that detailed lesson planning is a great way to produce immediate results. However, this planning can take student learning to the next level when combined with long-term goals. If your ultimate objective is to prepare a second-semester piece, the best place to […]

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