Jason Sagebiel is the founder of Sage Music School, faculty at the City University of New York, and director of the NYC Guitar Orchestra. He is a US Marine veteran of Iraq where he served as a Scout-Sniper, yet also studied Iraqi music and the oud with the locals.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury in the war, his recovery that led him to the research of how people best learn and function. Through this, he became fascinated with the learning process. This led to his founding of Sage Music School.
Beyond just teaching music, Sagebiel teaches people how to learn best. This allows his students maximize potential in all areas of their lives. This has resulted in his students staying enrolled 3 times the industry average, and caused students to fly from all over the US to study at his school in New York City.
In addition, Sagebiel has had an exceptional career as a musician.
He has given more than 30 world premiere performances. He has conducted at Carnegie Hall multiple times, and has appeared as a soloist and conductor.
He has appeared on multiple recordings. And he’s worked with members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, The Metropolitan Opera, Nine Inch Nails, the B-52s, and several and several Grammy and Emmy award winning artists.
He is published by Earth Songs Music.
His inspiring story has been featured on TV, radio, and in two books: Listening to War, and Sound Targets.
Sagebiel now resides in San Antonio, TX.