Michael Saias

Michael S.

Fort Lee, VA

Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2003

I am a professional musician and certified music teacher with over 14 years teaching and over 23 years of performance experience. I hold a bachelors in music with a concentration of education/tuba from Montclair State University.

I have taught instrumental/general classroom music to students from K-12 with a wide range of learning styles. Likewise, I have taught private students for 20 years ranging in age from 5 years to 80 years in woodwind brass and percussion instruments.

My students can expect to be challenged each week on the fundamentals of the instrument while learning how to think critically about all aspects of their instrument. I believe in teaching students to have fun learning as well as enjoy building their confidence in playing.

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Experience

Army Musician
Jul 2017 - Present
392D Army Band Fort Lee, VA

United States Army Active Duty Component
392D Army Band Fort Lee, VA
July 2017-Present
■ Perform musical missions with different Musical Performance Teams ranging from classical, traditional marches, and popular music to the community
■ Work with other members of my squad to ensure musical skills are up to date
■ Perform warrior task and battle drills in accordance with the Army Music Program

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General Music Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
Sayreville Public Schools

Full Time Instrumental Music Teacher
Sayreville Public Schools
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School Parlin, NJ
September 2016-Present
 Teach elementary general music to kindergarten-third grade (600 students weekly)
 Responsible for classroom music and putting together school wide concerts
 Facilitated use of music technology such as composition software, Garage Band and other apps so that students can create their own compositions and record their creations

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Performing Experience
Sep 1996 - Present
Various

▪ Over twenty years ranging from instrumental to vocal performance
▪ Performed with groups such as Pro-Arte Chorale to the Ridgewood Concert Band
▪ Marched with DCA drum and Bugle Corps such as New York Skyliners and Harrison Bushwackers
▪ Marched with parade corps Tappan Zee Bridgemen
▪ Perform as a freelance musician with various groups marching to concert
▪ Perform with the 319th AG Army Band “Statue of Liberty Band”
▪ Perform with the 78th AG Army Band
▪ Perform with the 392D Army Band

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Army Musician 78th AG Army Band
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
78th AG Army Band

United States Army (Reserve Component)
319th AG Army Band Fort Totten, NY/ 78th AG Army Band Fort Dix, NJ
March 2013-Present
■ Perform musical missions with different Musical Performance Teams ranging from classical, traditional marches, and popular music to the community
■ Work with other members of my squad to ensure musical skills are up to date
■ Perform warrior task and battle drills in accordance with the Army Music Program

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Musician United States Army
Mar 2013 - Aug 2016
319th AG Army Band

United States Army (Reserve Component)
319th AG Army Band Fort Totten, NY
March 2013-Present
■ Perform musical missions with different Musical Performance Teams ranging from classical, traditional marches, and popular music to the community
■ Work with other members of my squad to ensure musical skills are up to date
■ Perform warrior task and battle drills in accordance with the Army Music Program

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Music Teacher
Sep 2003 - Oct 2015
Windsor Schools

The Windsor School of Pompton Lakes, NJ
September 2003-October 2015
▪ Teach music appreciation classes to kindergarten-twelfth grade
▪ Responsible for instrumental music lessons to woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, and vocal
▪ Assist with the drama department fall play and spring musical
▪ Implement curriculum aligned to the National Standards for Arts Education and the NJCCCS
▪ Appointed the head yearbook advisor 2006-2010
▪ Assistant yearbook advisor 2005-06
▪ Participated with the school-wide spelling bee as a judge
▪ Facilitated use of music technology such as composition software, Garage Band and other apps so that students can create their own compositions and record their creations

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Education

Bachelors Music Education Concentration Tuba
Sep 1996 - Aug 2003
Montclair State University

Certifications

New Jersey Standard Teaching License K-12
Jun 2003
Montclair State University

I am designated as a Highly Qualified Teacher in the State of New Jersey for teaching music grades K-12

Awards

Bergen Scholarship
Aug 1996
Montclair State University
John Phillip Sousa Award
Jun 1996
Ramsey High School

Affiliations

National Education Association
Sep 2015

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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American Federation of Musicians
May 2013

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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New Jersey Music Educators Association
Sep 2003

The mission of the New Jersey Music Educators Association is the advancement of music instruction in New Jersey's educational institutions at all levels that provide in-service and enrichment opportunities for practicing and retired teachers and prospective music educators, as well as sponsoring various festivals and all-state performing groups for K-12 students.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Apr 1997

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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National Association for Music Education
Sep 1996

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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