Meet Yamaha's E2E Instrumental Music Specialist!

Kevin Hamlin has been appointed to be Yamaha’s first Educator-in-Residence. Kevin’s near 30-year career highlighted some of the highest retention rates of most school music programs in Canada.


Kevin Hamlin's Biography:

  • Arts Department Leader and Music Department Head at Collingwood Collegiate for 29 years, building one of the largest and most diverse instrumental music programs in the province of Ontario.
  • National Level Adjudicator: MusicFest Canada Nationals and other Regional Music Festivals across the country.
  • Awarded Keith Mann Outstanding Band Director (2015) by MusicFest Canada National governing body.  This award is given to only one music teacher chosen from across the country each year.
  • Regular presenter at Ontario Music Educator’s Conference on a wide range of topics.  Multiple music clinic topics available.
  • Guest speaker at University B. Mus programs, Faculties of Education, School Board workshops.
  • Workshop clinician for school Boards and individual schools.
  • Completely versed in all aspects of program development, class pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, and Festival preparation.
  • Effective communicator in front of audiences of any size.
  • Awarded Collingwood Arts Award (2015)
  • Awarded Order of Collingwood (2016)
  • Chosen as Yamaha Music Canada’s first Educator-In-Residence, working across the country adjudicating band festivals, providing Board and Music Conference workshops, and individual school based clinics.


School Workshops, Festival Adjudication, Conference Presentations, and Board P.D. Sessions. Whatever your need, Yamaha is here to support you!