Sage Indigo is a performer, composer, teacher, author and entrepreneur based in Seattle, WA. They began their musical journey in public school orchestra at the age of nine as a violist. In high school Sage took a keen interest in expanding their musical skills and began taking lessons in viola, violin, cello and piano.
After many years of private lessons and active participation in local youth and semi-professional orchestras, Sage relocated to Moscow, ID to earn their bachelor’s degree in music performance at the University of Idaho. During their undergraduate studies Sage performed actively with the Washington-Idaho Symphony and the UIdaho Vandal String Quartet as a violist. In 2015 they were one of the University of Idaho Concerto and Aria Competition winners, and was also named the Lionel Hampton School of Music Presser Scholar. It was here at UIdaho that Sage first began studying Alexander Technique with the guidance of their mentor Shawn Copeland.
After graduating from UIdaho Sage accepted the prestigious Glenn Korff Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where they studied with Jonah Sirota, violist of the Grammy nominated Chiara String Quartet. In Nebraska Sage taught chamber music and coordinated masterclasses as part of their internship with the quartet. They completed their masters in music performance in 2019. During their time in Lincoln, Sage was active as a local performer, chamber music coach, and private teacher. They continued to study Alexander Technique in Nebraska with Nancy Forst Williamson, protege of the renowned Master Teacher Marjorie Barstow.
Sage stayed in Lincoln to continue teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it was during this time that they developed a unique curriculum and teaching approach that integrates string pedagogy with Alexander Technique. In 2020 Sage studied with award-winning violinist and Alexander Technique teacher Jennifer Roig Francoli. It was through Jennifer’s online program, based on the Primal Alexander method pioneered by Mio Morales, that Sage developed the necessary skills to take their new teaching method into the digital realm.
In 2022 Sage returned to the PNW to begin an apprenticeship with Shawn Copeland and Bill Conable at the Inter-Mountain Alexander Training Program. They are currently an Association of Body Mapping Educators (ABME) and Alexander Technique International (ATI) teacher trainee.
Sage believes that music education is about more than just making music. It's about making connections, exploring creativity, and building confidence. Their philosophy is that anyone can benefit from learning music and it's never too late to start! Many of Sage's values are reflected in the core values of LIYH and they are excited to share their enthusiasm for experiencing life through music with families in the Seattle area.