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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Anthony Maiello

Band and Orchestra Group
Distinguished University Professor
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

With a broad and diverse arsenal of experiences spanning over five decades, Anthony Maiello‘s enthusiasm for teaching music is nothing short of contagious.  Having taught instrumental music education from the grade-school level through the university doctoral level, both in the United States and aboard, his experiences give him a unique view and approach to teaching and making music.

Not only is Maiello one of the most inspiring conductors of our time, he approaches every teaching situation with the same verve — whether teaching a private lesson, having a one-on-one conversation or conducting the premiere of a new work. He views each moment as an opportunity to inspire and nurture a love of sharing music with others.

Currently, a Distinguished University Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Maiello’s mantra is that music is a powerful art form, with the power to touch humanity, souls and a person’s complete being. His presentations are centered around teaching with enthusiasm and energy, “like your hair is on fire!” He believes that directors should continuously strive to motivate each other on a daily basis, so that they might do the same for their students. This is displayed in his session entitled “Student Motivation Techniques.”

Maiello is an extremely effective clinician for bands, wind ensembles and orchestras. He is a highly sought-after lecturer for college-level conducting students.

Working collaboratively with Maiello is a game-changing, inspirational experience in the life of any conductor, whether in a professional development session, such as “How’s Your Podium I.Q.(‘I’ Stands for Inspirational)?” or as an observer in an ensemble rehearsal with musicians of any age or ability level.

Some of Anthony Maiello’s session titles:
  • Conducting — A Hands-On Approach
  • Conducting Nuances — Little Things Mean a Lot
  • Serious Score Study
  • How’s Your Podium IQ? (“I” Stands for Inspirational)
  • Student Motivation Techniques

To learn more about clinics by Anthony Maiello, please contact Jalissa Gascho at