Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Richard Floyd

It's All About the Music  

I will never forget, as a young director, walking into an all-state band rehearsal. 

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Develop Student Leaders

When I began teaching in 1994 at Tarpon Springs (Florida) High School, seven students attended rehearsal. 

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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, I was trying to prioritize what aspect of teaching to focus on.

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Marguerite Wilder

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. 

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Craig Kirchhoff

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. 

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Larry Gookin

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. 

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Anthony Maiello

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. 

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Daniel Berard

Be You  

Always strive to be the best version of you, but be you. 

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Get Parents Involved!

Wouldn't you like to find new ways to get parents more involved with their students' home practice and progress? 

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