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Launched in October 2018, we now are up to 135 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 posted YouTube videos – Featuring amazing trumpet artist and clinician Al Vizzutti – Can there be any more varied teaching concepts on a subject than how to play the trumpet well? Watch and listen as fantastic trumpet player Al Vizzutti discusses and demonstrates no-nonsense facts about how to successfully teach trumpet to your students. Convenient! You don’t have […]MORE
Curated from ChoralClarity.com – by Adam Paltrowitz – “Tone-Deaf” is an Excuse….not a Diagnosis…..and I blame the person who makes the diagnosis. Anyone can learn to sing. If a person can speak, they should be able to learn to sing. All speech is pitched and most people speak using a range of pitches; the concept of varied pitches in speech is […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – What exactly does an IWB do? What’s so special? It’s a fancy presentation tool At its heart, an interactive whiteboard (IWB) is simply a fancy presentation tool. Great things: It allows you to get out from behind a desk when teaching your class It usually comes with interactive presentation software which […]MORE
Curated from TED.com – Technology, Entertainment, and Design – Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership — then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera “U-Carmen eKhayelitsha” and the ParaOrchestra. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the […]MORE
Curated from PSmag.com – by Tom Jacobs – Are you aware of this research from Canada which finds trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another? We all call it “multitasking,” but psychologists insist that’s a misnomer. Since we can’t actually focus on more than one thing at a time, the skill is really “task switching“—the ability to […]MORE
Curated from ChoralNet.Org – by Lynn Swanson – For your own voice or your students, here’s some important tips! Taking care of the voice or Vocal Hygiene can be thought of as the care and feeding of the voice. These are things we do to keep the voice healthy. To take care of the voice, we must also take care of the body. Here […]MORE
Watch Joshua Rhine in action as he uses his Presonus Audiobox 96 USB with his Shure KSM 137 stereo mic pair from Nottelmann Music to teach critical listening skills to his young singers. Nottelmann Music, in St. Louis, designs recording/playback systems for music teachers. Quality PreSonus components including the Audiobox USB 96 or the AR USB Hybrid mixers. Speakers, mics, […]MORE
Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educators Blog – St. Louis’ own Laura Vaughan, Presenter – Ever wonder what adjudicators think but aren’t able to tell you? Wonder no more. In this archived webinar, experienced contest and festival judge Laura Vaughn expands on topics covered in her popular blog post. She talks with Giovanna Cruz about some of the unspoken thoughts that […]MORE
Curated from Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music – Listen to the episode here: John Mlynczak – the Managing Director of Noteflight – is a passionate advocate for music education and technology. John and I discuss Noteflight Learn and the new Noteflight Marketplace – where teachers can purchase sheet music in a notation file format that they can legally edit and arrange. […]MORE
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 […]MORE