Dr. Garver teaches flute, piano (both Suzuki and traditional) and voice. She teaches all levels, from age 4 through university-level.
Sasha teaches at Dominican University of California in San Rafael and Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California.
You can read more about Sasha’s experience as a teacher on the bio page.
Sasha is a columnist for Flute Focus International Flute Magazine (NZ), and has lectured for the Suzuki Association of the America’s Conference, the National Flute Convention, the Albuquerque Flute Fiesta and the Suzuki World Conference. Dr. Garver has also contributed articles to the American Suzuki Journal and the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras.
Dr. Garver is an active adjudicator and has judged for the National Flute Association High School Competition, the Mid-South Flute Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs in New Mexico and Colorado, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, the Colorado Youth Symphony, Colorado Honor Band and MTNA-Colorado Junior and Senior High Woodwind Competitions.
Sasha’s students have won positions in various youth orchestras, bands, and choirs, including Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Boulder Youth Symphony, Front Range Youth Symphony, University of Cincinnati (CCM) Youth Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Loveland (OH) Youth Symphony, High Plains Youth Symphony, Longmont Youth Symphony, Asian Youth Symphony,Colorado Honor Band, Land of Grant Honor Band, Ohio State University Honor Band, Colorado All-State Orchestra, Colorado All-State Choir, Ohio All-State Orchestra, Northern New Mexico Honor Band , New Mexico All-State Festival Choirs, Bands and Orchestras, Greater Southwest Honor Band.
Dr. Garver has coached students for many auditions and competitions- Students have received Superior and Top Performer ratings at National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals in Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado and New Mexico. Students have also won competitions sponsored by the Albuquerque Flute Association, the Los Alamos Community Winds, Colorado Flute Association, and Foothills MTA Sonatina Festival.
Students have gone on to music study in college and have received music scholarships to attend University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, New Mexico State University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Sasha hopes that through music study, students will become well-rounded human beings, as well as fine musicians, and follows Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy: “Where love is deep, much can be accomplished.”