Sarah Kleinsteiber teaches band and orchestra at Summit Middle School. She received her bachelor's degree in Music Education form Coe College in Iowa and attended graduate school for music at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music. She plays trumpet professionally and has performed with symphony orchestras, brass quintets and jazz ensembles all over the Denver Metro area. She currently performs locally with the big band "William and the Romantics".
Before coming to Summit, Sarah spent several years teaching music at the JK through 8th grade level - including choir, musical theatre and general music in addition to instrumental music. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor for adults, teens and children. She is passionate about using music and movement as pathways for learning to grow as a community and for unlocking individual creative potential.
"I feel so lucky to be working at Summit with such a talented, motivated and fun group of students. If you would've asked me in middle school if I'd ever be a band teacher I probably would've laughed and said 'no way'! I thought the sound coming out of my trumpet was terrible but my teachers were so encouraging and I always stayed in band because I loved the community and an opportunity to think and engage in a different way than in most of my classroom studies. Little by little I loved everything about music more and more and I couldn't think of a more appealing way to spend my life being able study and teach it. I feel that so much life learning happens in the music classroom behind the music itself- from discipline to creativity, from individual responsibility to working as a team, and so much more."
Outside of the music world, Sarah is a runner and triathlete and general athletics enthusiast. Originally from Wisconsin, she loves the Green Bay Packers and playing euchre.