Dale Sakamoto

Dale S.

Mesa, AZ
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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

I received a double BA in Music and English. I am an avid reader and worked in a university writing center for two years editing and proof reading papers. Your student will develop the skills to read quickly and effectively.

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Dale delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
August 2012

As a performer I have been playing for over fifteen years on the piano. I have received training at Vanguard University where my teacher's were graduates from Juilliard and Yale. I currently accompany the choirs at Desert Ridge Junior High. I have received a Masters in Music from Baylor University and a Doctorate from ASU and currently teach Music at Grand Canyon University. I am a published choral composer, and have had music performed in Europe and Canada.

In August of 2012 I began teaching piano on a part-time basis. My teaching philosophy has always been to make sure the students understand why and not just how to perform something. I emphasize music theory along with piano lessons and expect the students to take the time to practice every week. I have taught children of all ages from 4 to 16 years old.

If you would like a female teacher please contact my wife who is also a teacher on take lessons:


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Private Piano Instructor
Aug 2012 - Present

Taught private lessons in students' homes

Private Piano Instructor
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Your Music Lessons

Taught private lessons for a licensed studio


Music Composition
May 2015 - Present
Arizona State University
Music Composition
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Baylor University
Music Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Vanguard University


Limited Proficiency


Ubi Caritas
Jan 2015
Walton Publications


Society of Composers Inc.
Dec 2015

SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2014

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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American Composers Forum
Aug 2013

The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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Photos & Videos

Clair De Lune
Photo by Dale S.

Accompanying the DRJH Choir
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2 Reviews

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Tristan F. May 19, 2016
Piano · In home

Great first piano lesson experience. My child was fully engrossed in learning, he can't wait till next week!

clark A. Mar 15, 2016
Piano · In home

Great first lesson! We are excited to continue on a weekly basis with Dale.

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