David Saccardi

Bass Teacher

David Saccardi

SAA Member


Austin, TX
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David Saccardi is currently an Assistant Instructor in Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches the string methods course, guitar class, and teaches the UT String Project. He is an active string adjudicator and clinician, having worked with orchestras in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Michigan, and Texas. He has presented sessions to the national conferences for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers’ Association, as well as at the state music education conferences in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and Wyoming.

Prior to coming to Texas, David taught middle school and high school orchestra for the Thompson School District R2-J in Colorado. During his tenure, his program grew to over 300 students and received numerous awards and Superior marks at state contest. He was also in charge of developing district orchestra curriculum and mentoring of new music teachers. In 2016, Mr. Saccardi was recognized by the Colorado Chapter of the American String Teachers’ Association as the Exemplary Secondary Orchestra Director for the state of Colorado.

David has been an active performer and teacher of the double bass for nearly twenty years.  David currently performs with the Central Texas Philharmonic and the Victoria (TX) Symphony Orchestra. He has previously played with the Fort Collins (CO) Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley (CO) Philharmonic, the Steamboat Springs (CO) Symphony Orchestra, and served as Principal Double Bass of the Cheyenne (WY) Symphony Orchestra.  His students have been selected as All State and Region musicians, and many have received scholarships to pursue musical study at the university level.

David holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Double Bass Performance from Colorado State University and a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Claire.  Together, they enjoy traveling, cooking, and exploring the Texas Hill Country.