Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Kevin Sedatole

Dr. Kevin Sedatole is director of bands, professor of music and chair of the conducting area at Michigan State University. He serves as administrator of the entire band program at Michigan State University, totaling over 700 students, which includes the wind symphony, symphony band, concert band, chamber winds, campus bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass.

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Kevin Sedatole

The Importance of Subdivision

In the last five years of my teaching, I have emphasized the importance of subdivision for performers. I have told my students to place themselves in the subdivided beat that they need to be in before they begin playing. That usually means one rhythmic denomination smaller than the one they're actually performing.

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educators Kevin Sedatole and Gary Lewis

Kevin Sedatole: Only You Can Do the Music  

Early on in my college teaching career, when I was trying to prioritize what about my job was the most important aspect to focus on, I remember [Professor] John Whitwell preaching to our music education students, "Only do the things that only you can do." 

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