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Sandi G.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Learn drums from an expert teacher with 30+ years experience
Hi! Music is my life and passion. I believe I was born to play drums and want to give my musical knowledge to as many people as I can. Whether you want to learn how to play from scratch, get back into it after taking time off or anything in between I will show you what to do and how to do it correctly and musically keeping it fun and challenging. Reading rhythms from snare drum to full kit and even treble and bass clef. I have you covered.. I've owned and operated my own school of rock for almost 2 decades, and can teach anyone how to play. I am also a professional guitarist and bassist, so when you get to a certain level we can (and will) jam to your favorite songs. I can guide and consult you on the right gear to buy for your best progress and budget. Let's do this, I’m ready to rock!
About Sandi G.

I am a lifelong musician, originally self-taught on several instruments including drums/ percussion (primary) electric lead and acoustic guitar, 4 and 5 string bass, ukulele, piano/ keys, and voice. I am a recording artist and have released several eps singles and albums. I played all bands in high school and was the first chair in concert, pep band, and jazz band, and lead snare in marching band. I am well versed in reading and writing drum notation, guitar tab as well as treble and bass clef. Aside from my performance achievements, I owned and operated a brick-and-mortar music lesson school for 17 years in Sarasota, FL, and have literally taught thousands of music lessons on drums guitar, and bass to all ages and levels within multiple genres of music. I started this school in 2002 before school of rock was a movie, and over the years have had so many of my students get scholarships to college and are now playing professionally all over the country. You can expect to have fun in our lessons while I keep it challenging. You will progress each week, attaining and surpassing your goals. I have toured independently and with bands and am still an active professional musician playing drums and guitar several times a week throughout the Tampa Bay area. Endorsements: -Aquarian Drum Heads -Dream Cymbals as a part of the DEC program - Dream Educators Collective. Current bands that I perform drums in are; - The Bay Kings Band (Professional Private Event/ Wedding Band) - C&C Music Collective at CW's Gin Joint in Tampa, FL - The Sunday Jazz Project - Featuring James Suggs on Trumpet Current Talent Agencies booking my solo act on Guitar/ Singing and Looping throughout the Bay Area; -Total Entertainment by Matt Winter -Janes World Entertainment

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Sandi G.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Learn drums from an expert teacher with 30+ years experience
Hi! Music is my life and passion. I believe I was born to play drums and want to give my musical knowledge to as many people as I can. Whether you want to learn how to play from scratch, get back into it after taking time off or anything in between I will show you what to do and how to do it correctly and musically keeping it fun and challenging. Reading rhythms from snare drum to full kit and even treble and bass clef. I have you covered.. I've owned and operated my own school of rock for almost 2 decades, and can teach anyone how to play. I am also a professional guitarist and bassist, so when you get to a certain level we can (and will) jam to your favorite songs. I can guide and consult you on the right gear to buy for your best progress and budget. Let's do this, I’m ready to rock!
About Sandi G.

I am a lifelong musician, originally self-taught on several instruments including drums/ percussion (primary) electric lead and acoustic guitar, 4 and 5 string bass, ukulele, piano/ keys, and voice. I am a recording artist and have released several eps singles and albums. I played all bands in high school and was the first chair in concert, pep band, and jazz band, and lead snare in marching band. I am well versed in reading and writing drum notation, guitar tab as well as treble and bass clef. Aside from my performance achievements, I owned and operated a brick-and-mortar music lesson school for 17 years in Sarasota, FL, and have literally taught thousands of music lessons on drums guitar, and bass to all ages and levels within multiple genres of music. I started this school in 2002 before school of rock was a movie, and over the years have had so many of my students get scholarships to college and are now playing professionally all over the country. You can expect to have fun in our lessons while I keep it challenging. You will progress each week, attaining and surpassing your goals. I have toured independently and with bands and am still an active professional musician playing drums and guitar several times a week throughout the Tampa Bay area. Endorsements: -Aquarian Drum Heads -Dream Cymbals as a part of the DEC program - Dream Educators Collective. Current bands that I perform drums in are; - The Bay Kings Band (Professional Private Event/ Wedding Band) - C&C Music Collective at CW's Gin Joint in Tampa, FL - The Sunday Jazz Project - Featuring James Suggs on Trumpet Current Talent Agencies booking my solo act on Guitar/ Singing and Looping throughout the Bay Area; -Total Entertainment by Matt Winter -Janes World Entertainment

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

MIRA program for the Recording Arts

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Teaches ages 10+

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Sandi's a great drum teacher and is specifically great at connecting young burgeoning musicians and having them learn to play well together. This was especially important for me in helping me be comfortable playing in band settings which was and is the most important aspect of being a musician for me.

Posted Jan 12, 2022
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Sandi is an incredible drummer and has an amazing ability to teach her skills to others. When I was first learning drums she helped me expand my catalogue of skills in a tailored series of lessons that helped me grow to my strengths while solidifying things I initially struggled with. I went home excited to practice the things we went over every time.

Posted Dec 28, 2021
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I just started taking lessons with Sandi this week. She was great and made it lots of fun! She made sure to gauge my skill level before I arrived, and prepared a fun first lesson for me. She is really skilled at telling how much challenge to give a student, which makes it fun for the student but also makes you want to practice and come back to learn more! Sandi is laid back, very approachable and super friendly. She’s a wealth of information on music, equipment, and even is helpful with booking classes through the website!

Posted Jan 12, 2022
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Music School Owner and Operator
Jun 2002 - Oct 2019
The Drum Studio
Created and sustained a local music lesson house where I taught drums, guitar, bass and rock band classes. Created programs, lesson plans and performance opportunities. Employed local musicians for other areas of study including jazz and classical piano, classical guitar and the recording arts. Provided mentorship and community service hours for students. I have taught thousands of music lessons and rock band classes over the past 20 plus years.
MIRA program for the Recording Arts
Sep 2021
St Petersburg College
Semper Fidelis Award
Jun 1989
Lisle High School
Percussive Arts Society, The
Aug 2021
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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Instructor details
Bongo
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Central Ave
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$57
60 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$113
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30