Doctor of Education

Organizational Leadership 

Northcentral University

Master of Public Administration 

Metropolitan College of New York


Bachelor of Fine Arts

The New School University


Mentoring Supervisor Certificate 

Big Brothers Big Sisters NY/Fordham University

Graduate School of Social Service

As an educator, Dr. Sawyer has conducted and designed music education programs through Clinics, Master Classes, and Workshops. Below are some music institutions he has worked with:

Stanford Jazz Workshop | drum faculty

Jazz Camp West | drum faculty

Museum of African Diaspora | guest lecturer

California Jazz Conservatory | drum faculty

Sam Ash Music | guest clinician

Yale University | guest clinician

Harmony Project | percussion instructor 

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music | music instructor

KIPP Charter Schools | percussion director

Oakland School For the Arts | percussion instructor

SF School of the Arts | guest clinician

Saint Ignatius High School | guest clinician

Jazz & Democracy | guest clinician

Long Island City College | guest clinician/lecturer 

Stanford University | guest clinician/lecturer 


University of California Berkeley | guest clinician/lecturer 

SFJAZZ Education Programs | guest clinician

University of New Orleans | guest clinician/lecturer 

Chandler Arizona Public Schools | guest clinician