Tony Sauza

Tony Sauza

Digital and Electronic Instrument Methods + Emerging Practices


Tony Sauza taught secondary music in Los Angeles for eight years before joining the music education non profit, Music Will (formerly Little Kids Rock). He served as the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning where he supported teachers and students nationwide by creating curriculum and professional development courses focusing on Popular Music Pedagogies, Hip Hop and Cypher Based Education, and Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Pedagogies. Tony now teaches elementary music at the Los Angeles Unified School District and also serves as a music education lecturer at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach.

Tony received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in ethnomusicology while minoring in Chicana/o Studies. He then earned his California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music in 2010 and his master’s degree in Afro-Latin Music from California State University, Los Angeles in 2012.

Tony Sauza is a multi-instrumentalist and has been singing and playing guitar professionally for over twenty years. He is an avid supporter of music from around the world, a firm believer in recreational music making, music therapy, and has a deep passion for Afro-Caribbean music.