Curtains open on San Antonio music school's charming new community space
Musicians love learning on YouTube, and that's never going to change — until the next most accessible thing comes around, anyway. But one San Antonio music school that's been contributing to those online resources for a decade now has a stately new space in the city.
Sage Music, an award-winning music school, is celebrating the grand opening of its new San Antonio location on September 9. The school invites locals to stop by and get to know the space or even receive free lessons.
Founded in New York City in 2009, Sage Music sacrificed having a brick-and-mortar teaching space to relocate its headquarters to San Antonio during the pandemic, after founder Jason Sagebiel fell in love with the city. The school recently finished construction on a beautiful building in Midtown, inserting modern practice spaces and a concert stage into a charming semi-traditional home.
Sage Music's new digs.Sage Music/Google reviews
"We've always focused on giving excellent music lessons and client service, but we've been missing the community our brick and mortar locations provided," said Jason Sagebiel in a press release. "We're so grateful to have a new home so we can invite more great people into our musical community."
Hosting both in-person and online music lessons, Sage Music's goal is to instill a lifelong passion for music by fostering self-motivation, community building, and an understanding that fulfillment stems from the act of creating itself. The school understands the never-ending artistic journey, encouraging students to celebrate small successes while appreciating the iterative creative process.
Most private instruction is customized for the students' needs, but Sage takes a more methodical approach: Prospective students can complete a quiz so instructors can tailor their classes, whether mastering advanced techniques or learning new songs. Lessons are customized to help each student play the music they want and develop their desired skills.
A view of the communal space inside of Sage Music.Sage Music/Google reviews
Since Sage Music's San Antonio soft launch in May, the school has earned rave 5-star Google reviews for its unique approach to learning and practicing music. The proprietary music education curriculum at Sage Music, called Arpeggio (stylized ARPEGGIO), strives to empower students to reach their full potential on their instrument of choice.
Arpeggio, developed by founder Jason Sagebiel, is key to the school's success. This method applies principles of neuroscience, psychology, and motor learning to musical instruction. Sagebiel created Arpeggio after re-learning guitar himself following a traumatic brain injury he suffered as a U.S. Marine Scout Sniper in Iraq.
According to the release, students have travelled from as far as Australia to study at the flagship New York school. The school's clientele ranges from beginners to professional musicians.
Sage Music's grand opening event on September 9 starts at 10 am at 209 W. Poplar St., featuring opportunities to tour the school, watch student and teacher performances, and receive free introductory music lessons. RSVP at sagemusic.co.