Professional Development

Like most secondary music educators, your teaching credential probably allows you to teach K-12 music — anything from elementary classroom music to high school band. 
Any elementary-level science class teaches students that sound and light travel at different speeds; in the context of marching band, this abstract concept becomes a real challenge. 
When I began teaching in 1994 at Tarpon Springs (Florida) High School, seven students attended rehearsal. 
Kevin Sedatole: Only You Can Do the Music   Early on in my college teaching career, I was trying to prioritize what aspect of teaching to focus on.
Remembering the Enthusiasm and Passion of a Beginner  After three weeks of beginning band, an aspiring fifth grade trombone student in my class attended an after-school band time. 
Technique is Secondary to the Music In the spring of 1973, I took my high school band  to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a clinic session with H. Robert Reynolds, then Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin. 
Say Something  When I was 15, my high school band director, Don Lawrence, told me to "say something" when I was playing a trombone solo with the jazz band. 
Watch How Successful Musicians Conduct Themselves  In my 52 years as a music educator, I have had many wonderful opportunities to grow and learn about music and life. 
Be You   Always strive to be the best version of you, but be you. 
At some point during the school year, it's likely that your high school or college drumline will get caught in the rain during a football game, parade or rehearsal. 

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