Tony Sauza taught secondary music in Los Angeles for eight years before joining the music ed non profit, Little Kids Rock. He is now the Los Angeles County Regional Program Director where he supports teachers in developing their Modern Band programs across the Southern California area. 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 playing guitar for over twenty years. He currently tours nationally with his reggae project, Tone Irie, along with guest appearances and collaborations with international artists. 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.