Phone: 469 752-9600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia Master of Music (Jazz Studies), University of North Texas

Mr. Akira Sato

Akira Sato has been teaching AP Music Theory at Plano West since 2013.  Prior to joining the Wolfpack, he taught jazz studies courses at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University.  Mr. Sato is a College Board consultant in AP Music Theory, leading teacher workshops throughout the nation.  He has also been a reader for the AP Music Theory exam since 2015 and is currently a member of the AP Music Theory Development Committee.  Mr. Sato has created numerous instructional videos that are posted in AP Classroom and on the College Board Youtube channel.

Mr. Sato was born in Japan and grew up in Canada.  He now lives in Plano with his wife and son (and two cats).  On a good day, you might see him riding his bike to school.

  • 1st Period: AP Music Theory

    2nd Period: AP Music Theory

    3rd Period: AP Music Theory  

    4th Period: Conference / Lunch

    5th Period: Music Theory II Honors

    6th Period: AP Music Theory

    7th Period: AP Music Theory



  • Tutorials: by appointment (before school, lunch, afterschool)