Sandra Holzbach

Sandra H.

Henrico, VA

About Sandra H.

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Sandra teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be taught to do the scale with their right hand. They would learn there sharps and flats and the difference between the two key signatures. They would also learn during the first six months some of the basic terms in music theory. I would set goals, but never overwhelm the student, but work with them according to how much they could take in. They would have weekly assignments. If an assignment is not mastered during that time, then we would review it and carry it to the next week. When one assignment is mastered, then the student would work on the next. This would be a step by step processed. My goal for the student the first six months is to get that child or adult to be able to play their chords in their left hand, octaves and fillings in their right hand and know how to work the pedals. They would understand and know the key signatures and what timing they are playing in. The student would also know some of the basic music terms. Please keep in mind that this depends on how much information that the student can process. With some it could take a little bit longer. With others it would take less time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard ("It's heavy, it was metal inside it!") w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect payment on any music material that I purchase at the Music Store.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Classical, Patriotic, Standard and Spiritual and also children's music for beginners. I do a wide range of music from the fifties up to today.

Experience

Church Choir Accompanist and Organist

Jul 2013 - Present
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Provide appropriate music for church services as well as for the Women's Group.

Organist

Sep 2010 - Present
Eastern Star of Virginia

Provide background music for the meetings which consists of contemporary to patriotic to spiritual music. This is done on a bi-weekly schedule.

Piano Accompanist

Sep 1975 - Jun 1986
The Heritage School Of Dance

Provided music for modern, tap, jazz and ballet dancing from beginner through advanced. Also did recitals with the school at various locations.

Education

Business Diploma in Office Service

Sep 1974 - Jun 1976
George Wythe High

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Music Award

Jun 1976
George Wythe High School
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18 Reviews on Sandra H.

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David Apr 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sandra makes my lessons with her very productive and enjoyable. She is moving me along at a pace that I am comfortable with that allows me to understand and learn each new concept based on my ability to learn. I always look forward to our sessions.
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Josephine Apr 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Sandra has a lot of patience. She is always on time. Goes above and beyond to help students succeed.
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Ping H. Apr 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking lessons from Sandra for two years. We are so pleased with her fast progress. Sandra is icing, caring teacher. We highly recommend her.
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Yvette Apr 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Sandra fosters a motivation to learn on own between lessons. Thank you!
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Matt R. Apr 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sandra was a fantastic instructor for my two children's beginning piano lessons. She was attentive to each of the children's different learning levels and pace. She was also flexible when we needed to alter schedule. I would recommend Sandra.
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David Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was surprised how much I learned on my first lesson. Sandra did not push the information on me, but gave it to me a way that I could learn and retain the data. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Katie Wright Feb 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I loved working with Sandra. She was a patient, devoted teacher who really cares about her students and their progress. I highly recommend her as a teacher of piano, as she will be an excellent teacher, and a warm and giving friend. Thank you, Sandra!
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Katie Wright Feb 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I loved working with Sandra. She was a patient, devoted teacher who really cares about her students and their progress. I highly recommend her as a teacher of piano, as she will be an excellent teacher, and a warm and giving friend. Thank you, Sandra!
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Katie Wright Sep 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sandra is an excellent teacher. She is so warm and positive and really knows her craft. I look forward to each lesson and highly recommend her to students of any age!
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Brandon O. Sep 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sandra is an incredible instructor. I have a background in music having been an active member of my school choir since 2nd grade. As an adult I had an interest in returning to music, but this time to learn an instrument. Sandra's lessons were comprehensive, engaging, and extremely helpful. She is an incredible teacher who is both kind and patient, while possessing a keen ear for music. Her skill as both instructor and pianist are undeniable. I strongly recommend Sandra to any student, regardless of age or skill level! She is truly a passionate and engaged instructor who takes deep personal interest in her students.