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Grazzia Rode-Sagastume


Grazzia Rode-Sagastume is a Honduran violinist, violist, and early childhood educator. She began her musical journey at age 13 in her hometown: San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Her passion for empowering others to have a healthy relationship with their instrument inspired her to pursue a Master in String Pedagogy at the University of New Mexico where she completed her long term training in violin books 1- 10 under Susan Kempter.

She is a warm, kind, and attentive teacher. Grazzia fosters a welcoming, non-judgemental, and nurturing learning environment. She is dedicated to providing caregiver support, helping students build confidence and a kind heart through music;  and motivating other teachers to  cultivate safe-trusting-lifelong relationships within the Suzuki triangle.

An avid life-long learner, among her most recent taken course work: “Working with 3 to 6 year olds” with Mark Mutter, “Suzuki Principles in Action” with Nancy Lokken, “Fostering Positive Practice between Students & Caregivers” with Christine Goodner.  Field and string pedagogies that supplement her teaching philosophy encompass: research in neuroscience,  childhood development, parenting, alexander technique; and the pedagogies of Mimi Zweig, Ivan Galamian, Kató Havas, Dorothy Delay, and Paul Rolland.

Her teaching experience includes working with the Omaha Conservatory  of Music, String Sprouts, Omaha Suzuki Institute, Youth Musician’s Initiative (El Sistema), and UNM Suzuki Laboratory School.

Grazzia also enjoys an international performing career. She has won orchestral positions and played in orchestras in the United States, Italy, Canada, Guatemala, and Honduras. Recent appearances include performing with Omaha Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Broadway at Omaha Performing Arts, Mannheim Steamroller, New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, and Spazio Opera.

146 Noel Fine Arts Center


BA - Music
Cum Laude - Western illinois University

MM - Viola Performance & String Pedagogy
University of New Mexico