Guitar, Composition, and Pedagogy Teacher NYC
“I got into teaching after sustaining a brain injury while serving in Iraq,” says Sagebiel. “There was very little therapy available at the time so I had to take care of my own recovery. I immersed myself in the study of how the brain learns, and the science and psychology of learning. It was through my own self-healing and recovery that I discovered how to help others through music with this new found knowledge of the learning process. Turning my traumatic injury into something positive and helping others is truly rewarding.”
Jason takes pride in having founded a different type of music school that provides immense benefits to its students. Of particular value is the school’s commitment to training and supervising its staff so that they are continually improving their teaching. Sagebiel received much media acclaim for his work teaching students at Sage Music, and his performances. In 2014, Sage was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration with the Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year Award. In 2015, NY 1 News profiled the school as a great place to “learn how to make beautiful music in New York City”.
Sagebiel is also the conductor and director of the NYC Guitar Orchestra, faculty at the City University of New York, and is published by EarthSongs. He is also featured in two books: Jon Pieslak’s SoundTargets and J. Martin Daughtry’s Listening To War.
Music school founder Jason Sagebiel shares his story and passion for music
Books about Jason Sagebiel
American Soldiers and Music in the Iraq War
Listening To War:
Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq
J. Martin Daughtry