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Q&A with Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd

Cheryl Floyd has been the director of bands at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas, for over 25 years.  She was one of the first females and the first middle school band director to be elected to the American Bandmasters Association. Floyd has served as co-principal flute with the Austin Symphonic Band since 1985. […]

Meet Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd

Cheryl Floyd is at home presenting on any instrumental music topic. But as the retired director of bands at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas, she shines especially bright in the realm of “all things middle school.” At this incredibly challenging, yet significantly crucial, time in the lives of young music students, she consistently […]

Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask I was teaching general music at a private middle school in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after I was hired, the headmaster informed me that it was traditional for the 8th grade class to do a musical in the spring. The musical that year would be “Damn Yankees” because the youngest son […]

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