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
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1989
MIRA program for the Recording Arts
Teaches ages 10+
Has background check
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.
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.
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!