Born and raised in Norton Kansas, Randy was involved with music all throughout his school years. His love of music eventually led him to attend Fort Hays State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He later earned his Master’s Degree, with an emphasis in music composition and recording. Presently, Randy is a K-6 Music Teacher in Hays, KS where he teaches elementary music and sixth grade band. He was selected as the 2013 - 2014 Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher by the Northwest Kansas Music Educators Association.
Randy Sauer - Jammin' Randy
Randy has been teaching since 1990. After many years as a band director for grades fifth through twelfth, Randy began teaching elementary music. “I started using my composition skills to write music for elementary classes, and found the kids loved my original music,” Randy said. “This is where the beginnings of the “Randy’s Music Jam” show started. Randy’s Music Jam has been performing since 2008, performing in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Randy’s Music Jam has performed at the Kansas State Fair, The Country Stampede, Taste of Omaha Festival, Midwest Kids Fest, Kansas Sampler Festival, Emporia Public Library Brown Bag Concert, countless libraries in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, as well as many town festivals and fairs.
2016 will mark a new adventure for Randy as he is changing the name of his show from "Randy's Music Jam" to "Jammin' Randy". Many of the kids at the library shows and birthday parties know Randy as "Jammin' Randy" and it is a little easier to remember than Randy's Music Jam!
Randy is looking to add a live band in the future and they will be known as the Music Jam Band!