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Welcome music educators!  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 with OPTIONAL professional development credit, absolutely free of charge.  Simply view and enjoy the webinar AND, as an option, submit the accompanying Verification Quiz afterward.  Successfully submit the quiz and receive 1-2 hours of PD credit, depending on the length of the webinar.  NEVER STOP LEARNING!

Each webinar contains:

  • Notes Page Form – to facilitate the documentation of key points covered.
  • Action Plan Form – to facilitate and document the implementation of key points into your teaching.
  • Verification Quiz – a short quiz to verify participation in the webinar.
  • Follow-up Links – links to information for further study on the topic.

Wide range of important topics:

We continually add webinars that cover essential topics for the music educator.

Top clinicians:

We feature top local, regional, and national clinicians to provide knowledgeable information.


OUR NEWEST WEBINAR

It’s About Time – Six Keys for the Organized Music Educator

with Liz Betts, Chris Auchly, Jennifer Sager, and Brad Smelzer

Is there a more crucial topic for the music educator than time management and organization? Panelists Liz Betts, Chris Auchly, Jennifer Sager, and Brad Smelzer present a TON of practical tips and ideas to beat the time monster and stay organized. You could make the case that THIS one may be the most important one yet!


HERE’S OUR CURRENT CATALOG

Topic-Presenter Description
Recruitment and Retention – with Joe Pappas It’s really indisputable – it’s very difficult to achieve success in directing the school music ensemble without good classroom management.  In this webinar, veteran music educators begin with real-world tips on classroom management and expand the discussion to include to a complete look at successfully managing your music ensemble rehearsal.
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Music Education Mentoring in Missouri – A Crucial Program – with Mentoring Chair Steve Litwiller Whether you are new to the teaching profession or a veteran music educator, this informative and inspiring webinar provides you with what you need to know about how MMEA Mentoring works, the difference it makes, and how YOU can get involved.  Discover how the mentor/mentee association can improve the odds of music teachers finding success in those crucial first five years and learn how you can participate in that process.
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Using the Yamaha Harmony Director in Your Music Program – with John Zastoupil Whether you teach band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, or marching band – whether you teach elementary, middle school, high school, or the collegiate level – the Yamaha Harmony Director can be of unmeasurable benefit you your teaching.  Our clinician puts it this way – “The Yamaha Harmony Director is the single-most important piece of equipment you can own.”  In this webinar, we show you the benefits, key information about the “nuts and bolts” of the use and setup, and pedagogy tips.  Via video, we show you the setup at Kirkwood High School, let you sit in a rehearsal at Missouri State where the Harmony Director is used, and gain important insights from experienced music educators located in Texas.
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The Over-Scheduled Child – with Larry Johnson This topic, Teaching the Over-Scheduled Child, is a very real and crucial topic.  In this important webinar, real-life situations and concerns are identified and discussed.  You will learn of the pro-con debate by experts on this subject and will be better equipped to make your own determinations regarding your own teaching.  Tips and ideas are presented that you can implement into your teaching tomorrow.
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Go With The Flow; What To Do When Your Plans Change – with Joe Simino You plan your classes, plan your concerts, plan your trips, plan your budget…but what do you do when your plans need to be changed?  How well you deal with those issues will determine much about how success you have as a teacher.  This webinar contains real-world solutions on how to deal with everyday problems faced by today’s music teacher.
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Tips from the Repair Shop – with Blaze, Mike, Steve This webinar presents practical, real-world information for band directors, full-orchestra directors, and musicians who play brass or woodwinds.  The presenters are knowledgeable repair technicians from Nottelmann Music who chose these tips based on repairs they do everyday which could have easily been avoided.  All tips are demonstrated and explained using real instruments – clarinet, double reeds, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
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Pathways for Funding Music Education – with Mike Kamphius, Conn-Selmer Music educators have so much to consider when building a quality program, and many times this area of managing the physical assets and planning for growth gets neglected.  Watch the webinar and learn how to apply Mike’s strategy he calls “The Four Pillars to Support Your Program.”  Those PILLARS – Recruitment and Retention, Asset Management, Budget Creation, and Advocacy/Justification are explained in detail.  Once you’ve viewed the webinar, you will learn how to take the next steps to build a strong program on those Four Pillars – presented to the Kirkwood School District Band Staff and recorded live.
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Preparing Your Ensemble for Adjudication – With Nola Jones, Conn-Selmer If you direct an ensemble – band, orchestra, or choir, this is a MUST SEE webinar.  Important insights and tips are PACKED into this 55 minute webinar.  Included is the WHY, the WHAT, and the HOW in preparing your ensemble for adjudication.  You’ll get tips on how to put your ensemble on a growth track and use the adjudication to improve from year to year.  Also included, Dr. Nola Jones does a “deep dive” into adjudication sheets from these associations – Missouri HSAA, Illinois HSA, Music In The Parks, and Heritage Worldstrides festivals.
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Ten Steps to Building a Quality Solo-Ensemble Program in Your School – with Kim Pyrtle and Kyle Donnelly In this webinar, we cover best practices in building a quality solo and ensemble program.  Also covered are the benefits to students and the common pitfalls in implementing such a program.  Whether you are just starting a solo ensemble program or have already established one, this webinar will provide you tips and concepts in doing it the right way.
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How to Perform Sustained Tones on Percussion Instruments – with Michael Faris Many of the typical performance shortcomings of student percussionists center around sustained tones.  This webinar clearly and simply identifies what those are and how to avoid these shortcomings with proper teaching.  You’ll learn step by step through Michael Faris’ discussion and demonstration on eight key percussion instruments –  snare drum, tambourine, triangle, suspended cymbals, bass drum, crash cymbals, xylophone, and timpani.
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Making Jazz Easier for Your Students (and Yourself) – with Rob Babel Whether your jazz ensemble meets daily or once or twice a week – whether you have years of experience or you’re new to teaching jazz – you’ll find lots of tips and ideas in this webinar on jazz ensemble best practices.  This discussion includes items from Rob Babel’s recent clinics at a Missouri Music Educators Annual Conference and the 2018 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, where Rob includes audio and video examples to illustrate ways you can plan for success.
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Teaching Online with Better Audio – with Evan Brown, Presonus The learning-from-home scenario in the spring of 2020 has forced music educators into online teaching.  Avoid the pitfalls and learn the best practices of teaching with quality audio in this webinar with Evan Brown, Education division at Presonus.
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Successfully Managing Your Music Ensemble Rehearsal Part 1-2 – with Kurt Bauche and Joe Pappas It’s really indisputable – it’s very difficult to achieve success in directing the school music ensemble without good classroom management.  In this webinar, veteran music educators begin with real-world tips on classroom management and expand the discussion to include to a complete look at successfully managing your music ensemble rehearsal.
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Marching Band Techniques – with Barry Houser, Yamaha This webinar is PACKED with great tips for building a successful marching band.  Whether your band competes or simply plays for halftime – whether your band is established or going through a building process – whether your program has a large or small budget – you’ll find important concepts, ideas, and tips for you.  The webinar addresses nine key topics –Student Leadership– Drum Majors – Student Leadership–Section Leaders – Student Motivation and Attitude – Show Music Selection – Show Drill Design – Teaching Drill – Going Digital – Online Tools – Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks
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Teaching Band in the Small School  – with Daniel Long, Douglas Schaffer, Sherry Nichols, MSSBD Regarding teaching band in a small, rural school, learn about the advantages of the situation and how to deal with the limitations as well.  Find out how the MSSBDA (Missouri Small School Band Directors Association) can help.
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Survival 101 for the K-12 Parts 1 & 2 – with Liz Betts, Leslie Chambers, and Vanessa Miner Here is the complete and essential webinar for the K-12 music educator. All of the important topics covered with real-world tips and advice. Part 1 includes concepts and best practices on – the proper mindset, planning, daily procedures, and choosing repertoire.  Part 2 includes concepts and best practices on classroom management and resources. It also includes several “K-12 survival tips.”  If you’re interested in professional development credit, each part carries one hour of credit after successfully passing the Verification Quiz.
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Tricks of the Trade for the Elementary Music Teacher Parts 1&2 – with Sheila Baer and Rene’ Spencer Teaching music in schools is vital.  Teaching music in the elementary school is foundational.  We pack TONS of “tips of the trade” into this Two-Part webinar from these incredible music educators.  Be ready to take notes!  .
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Top 10 Tips for Your High School Vocal Music Program Parts 1,2&3 – with Mark Lawley No matter if you are a brand new or experienced high school vocal music teacher, you’ll find this THREE-PART webinar to be filled with tips and ideas that you can implement right away.  If you’re interested in professional development credit, each part carries one hour of credit after successfully passing the Verification Quiz.
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Your Successful Middle School Vocal Music Program Parts 1&2 – With Caleb Zustiak, Patrick Dell, and Jodi Kratzer Teaching vocal music in the middle school is truly an art. We pack TONS of “tips of the trade” into this Two-Part webinar from these incredible music educators. Be ready to take notes! If you’re interested in professional development credit, each part carries one hour of credit after successfully passing the Verification Quiz.
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BEYOND THE BLUES – Insights into Jazz Ensemble Literature, Score/Part Preparation, and the Editing Process – with Mike Parkinson In this webinar, Mike will systematically take you through what you need to know as well as show why carefully editing the score and parts is so important and such a time-saver.  Whether you are a seasoned jazz educator or one that’s brand new to that role – whether your ensemble rehearses daily or just once or twice a week – this webinar is WELL WORTH your time!  Due to the large amount of valuable content, we’ve divided this webinar into two parts with separate one hour PD credit available for each part.
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Top 10 Band Director Questions Answered by Peter Boonshaft, KHS Instruments When given the opportunity to “Ask Peter Boonshaft” questions, these are the TOP 10 selected questions from band directors.  You’ll find that the answers are full of important ideas and tips for your everyday teaching, regardless of your length of experience or how successful your current program is.
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Making Music Amidst the Madness: Rediscovering Our Musical Self – with Milt Allen, KHS Instruments With all of the webinars out there about pedagogy and occupational tips, this one is about YOU.  Only those who have taught music understand the demand on today’s music educator.  The demand on the educator’s time, physical health, mental health, personal life, IS TREMENDOUS.  How do you bring a better YOU to the rehearsal room?  This webinar examines that and provides ways to restore your love for music and your love for working with young people that drew you to this profession in the first place.
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Staying Positive – Focusing on the Future, One Day at a Time, with Mike Parkinson  We all know that the Covid 19 Pandemic has leveled untold damage on our world.  Included in that damage is the impact on, not only music education, but music EDUCATORS.   More than a pep talk, this webinar offers real hope, encouragement, useful tools for all music educators. It may be the most important message you hear this season.
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First 10 Minutes, for 4 Years – with Peter Markes SC1:E48tring teachers, what do you do in your first 10 minutes of rehearsal?  Here’s plan to maximize those first 10 minutes toward short-term and long-term success.  This webinar full of great ideas and concepts that you’ll find invaluable.
Peter Markes (pronounced Marcus) served as Director of Orchestras at Edmond North High School from 2002 to 2017, and in 2014 he was named the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. In 2020 he joined the faculty of Oklahoma City University as Assistant Professor of Music Education.
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Show Me (How to Get) the Money – A Look at Federal Funds for Music Education This is a MUST-WATCH video for all music educators, a recorded version of a live webinar presented as an “After Hours” session by Nottelmann Music, an exhibitor at the Missouri Music Educators 2021 Virtual Conference.  The presentation panel and the webinar content are provided courtesy of the Yamaha Corporation.  This information is current going into 2021 and there are plans to make this webinar at a later date as legislation will certainly change.  You’ll be amazed that the amount of education funds there is allocated for each state.  The attached Funding Resources Guide works hand-in-hand with the information presented in the video.
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Preparing Your Program for the Post Pandemic We spent so much time an energy looking for ways to teach during the pandemic, the next step is prepare our programs for the post pandemic.  Kurt Bauche and Joe Pappas have a unique perspective as veteran teachers and current clinicians in Missouri.  They provide common sense and real world tips build back and to learn from the new techniques developed during the pandemic.  Heather Mansell from Yamaha brings good news and information about NEW federal funds for education.

 

Time Management/Organization Is there a more crucial topic for the music educator than time management and organization? Panelists Liz Betts, Chris Auchly, Jennifer Sager, and Brad Smelzer present a TON of practical tips and ideas to beat the time monster and stay organized. You could make the case that THIS one may be the most important one yet!