Sandy Love

Sandy L.

Southfield, MI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My guitar students will be taught how to read sheet music, play guitar chords, know the name of the chords and to understand chord symbols. The will be able to learn songs by ear from a recording. I teach my students chord progressions (how chords connect together). The student will learn each chord and the scale that goes along with each chord and how to solo (improvise).

About Sandy L.

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Sandy (GUITAR, TRUMPET, VOCALS)


Born and raised in Detroit, Sandy studied music from an early age. He obtained a bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University and a masters degree from Wayne State University in music education.
Sandy provides private music lessons to children and adults alike. In addition to working as a music educator in the Detroit and Southfield Public School Systems, Sandy taught music for Cranbrook Institute's Horizon Upward Bound program and night school for Mary Grove College in Detroit. Sandy once served as music director and guitarist for "The Miracles" and has performed with many top Motown Acts including Freda Payne, Martha Reeves, Sweet James and The Fantastic Four, The Originals and most of the Funk Brothers. Sandy performed or recorded with James Jamerson Jr bass guitar, Ralph Armstrong bass guitar, Marcus Bellgraves trumpet, Ernie Rogers saxophone, Dennis Coffee guitar, Ron English guitar and many more. He also recorded or performed with the late Uriel Jones drums, Richard "Pistol" Allen drums, Levi Mann organ, Rudy Robinson keyboards, Joe Hunter piano, Johnny Griffith keyboards, Maurice Davis trumpet, Lefty Edwards saxophone, Thomas "Beans" Bowles sax & flute, Earl Van Dyke keyboards and Robert White guitar known for his famous guitar line on "My Girl" by the Temptations. He also wrote the music for two songs, performed by William "Wee Gee" Howard, one of the former lead singers of the Dramatics; "You've Been A Part Of Me" and "Don't Make Me The Reason".

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect a laid back teacher with well over 40 years of teaching and performance experience to educate you or your child/children. My lessons will be focused the following areas; Note reading - playing chords and chord progressions - learning scales - proper and useful warm-ups - learning the blues and blues progressions - speed exercises - and allowing the student to pick the songs they would like to learn to play

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the family room which includes music stands, amp, trumpet, guitar (electric), electric keyboard and four piece drum kit..

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must have his on trumpet or guitar. I will provide the music stand guitar cord and guitar amp.

*** Specialties ***
I teach jazz, classical, blues, rock and popular guitar and trumpet. I know and teach my students how to read and wright music. I teach students how to learn songs by ear. I teach them useful warm-ups, scales and chords. I teach them all they need to know to be a good musician.

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Samuel J.
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Mr. Sandy works very well with my son. My son is extremely excited about his drum lessons.

Posted Apr 9, 2016
Cameron L.
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Excellent teacher! Very patient and encouraging. My son truly enjoyed his time learning something new. Can't wait for the next lesson!

Posted Jan 2, 2016
Jim F.
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I'm thrilled I was able to meet such an accomplished musician today! I'm excited and looking forward to our next meeting.

Posted Dec 17, 2015
Julie D.
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Sandy was great. He helped me tune my drums, get set up and taught me some basics to get me started on the drums which was exactly what I needed.

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Jackie S.
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Sandy's been a wonderful teacher so far! Only 3 lessons in but I'm confident he's started me off on the right foot.

Posted Dec 4, 2014
Carol L.
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I am a confident player with his instruction

Posted Nov 7, 2014
Lisa M.

great teacher

Sandy has done a great job teaching my son. My son was seven when he started learning the bass guitar. Sandy has patience and gives good feedback. My son said he is the best music teacher.

Posted Jan 17, 2014
Jonathan J.

Excellent Teacher

I recommend Sandy. He has been teaching my 6 year old son the basic fundamentals of drumming. My son has learned much. Good, comfortable atmosphere. Call Sandy today. :-)

Posted Aug 25, 2013

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Experience

Band and Orchestra Director
Sep 1972 - Nov 2006

Detroit Public Schools, Southfield Public Schools, Crambrook Institute

I worked as a band director, teaching string instruments, brass, woodwinds and percussion to elementary and middle school students. I retired in November of 2006.

Education

Master Of Music Education
Sep 1974 - Aug 1979

Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Bachelors Degree in Music Education, Master of Music Education
Jan 1968 - Aug 1979

Eastern Michigan University - 1972 - Wayne State University 1979

Bachelor of Music Education
Jan 1968 - Apr 1972

Eastern Michigan University

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Permanent Secondary Teaching Certificate
Sep 1974

The State of Michigan

I have been certified to teach Instrumental music in the State of Michigan.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 1972
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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