TEACHING 

"Sadie Glass' evident passion and dedication inform each lesson she teaches our son, Ike. In addition to technique and theory, Sadie takes time to unfold some nuance in the exercises and compositions Ike studies with her. His trumpet performance has improved significantly since beginning his work with Sadie. "Sadie really helps me improve songs by making me repeat some parts in different ways.'"

 

--Ike, and his father, Ross Rubin 

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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities. The most important factor is motivation and passion for music. I believe in all students having a strong undertanding of fundamentals (tone, breathing, articulation, rhythm, and ear training). In addition to fundamentals I assist students on all areas of musicianship from solo to orchestral training. Along with modern technique, I teach natural horn and baroque horn techniques. I believe it is extremely important to have an understanding of historic performance practice as a modern player. It allows the player to expand their interpretation and understanding of tone, phrasing, and colors. 

PRIVATE TEACHING

Please contact me using the "contact" link above with all questions and inquiries about private lessons. I teach all levels of horn and trumpet. I am currently teaching out of my home studio in Livermore, CA and at New World Music in Pleasanton, CA. 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Pacific Union College 

In addition to private teaching, I an adunct professor at PUC. I teach horn and trumpet lessons, coach the PUC Horn Quartet, teach the Brass Performance class, and teach the Music Synthesis Course.  I also assist with orchestra by leading sectionals and playing in the PUC Orchestra. Please use the following link to learn more about PUC's music department.

GUEST INSTRUCTOR

I enjoy giving master classes and performing for school music programs. I have been visting classrooms all over the country working with students of all ages. Please contact me if you would be interested in having me visit your school.

ARTIST PARTNER and TEACHING ARTIST

As a teaching artist, I have been involved with several schools and programs the past four years. As an Artist Partner with Salvador Elementary School in Napa, CA I helped develop musical concepts to integrate into regular classroom curriculum by working alongside classroom teachers at a Leonard Bernstein Center, Arts Integration School. Please watch our video about our work at Salvador on my "Listen" tab. I have also been a Teaching Artist at Valley Vibes Orchestra, and El Sistema program in Sonoma, CA. I have also worked at Napa High School, in Napa, CA, as the brass quintet and ensemble coach. If you would like me to work with your students as an arts integration specialist, sectional coach, or learn about El Sistema education, please contact me.