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Sandi is a brilliant guitar instructor. She is extremely well-versed in music theory and breaks it down into comprehensible building blocks. This allows you to understand the “why” elements behind the theory and quickly make sense of the whole system. Once you begin to grasp all the constituent parts, music transforms into a game that’s exciting and open-ended. Sandi goes beyond explaining and demonstrating techniques and inspires true creativity. After just a month and a half of lessons, I’m past the whole “ah my wrist aches” and “this sounds like a dying cat” and am actually making music. I almost cannot believe Sandi is charging $40/hour for the value of instruction I’m receiving. It’s clear that for her, it’s not about the money, but about the love of teaching. I am grateful to myself for investing in my learning & seeing Sandi’s bright smile every week only drives that gratitude further!Aug 25, 2020Verified
Sandi has been amazing and kind and super positive! She s been so patient and makes learning guitar so much fun! My nephew and his parents have loved the experience thus far andy nephew will definitely continue lessons with her !!Mar 7, 2020Verified
Sandi is really good with my Daughter who is 6. Teaching someone so young is not so easy when 6 years olds are easily distracted and don’t sit still. My daughter is excited to go to her lesson as Sandi has a way of keeping her interest and letting my daughter explore the instrument.Jul 31, 2020Verified
I just finished up my last lesson with Sandi before heading off to California. Less than 6 months ago I knew nothing about playing the guitar and little about music theory. Now, I can identify the key and improvise over almost any song that I want, create my own chord progressions and melodies, play some of my favorite songs, and easily work my through learning new songs. I have to attribute all of this progress to Sandi's gift in teaching the guitar and music theory. Sandi not only teaches her students how to be technically proficient at guitar but also teaches them how to be great musicians. It is rare to find someone who is both talented at what they do and teaching it. Now, I have a life skill that fills a creative and expressive void in my life. Taking lessons with Sandi was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made. I highly recommend taking lessons with Sandi no matter what stage of your guitar journey you're at.Jun 15, 2019Verified
Sandi was amazing! She is so knowledgeable about music in general and incredible on the guitar. I started off as a beginner and she taught me the basics enough to read music and play songs. I would recommend her to anyone in the area.Jan 27, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?not complicated....$25 for 1/2 hr and $40 for an hr...I do however require a FULL 24 hr notice for a cancellation and I require a security deposit of 1 lesson...which when you decide to quit lessons...that security deposit money you gave me goes towards your last lesson...some people when they stop taking lessons, they just stop coming...they don't tell me....so this way if that happens...I am paid for that lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We sit and talk, and I make them feel at home...I see what they know and what they want to learn on the guitar...I evaluate their playing and I start showing them the different paths that they can learn. They pick and choose what they want to learn. I am here for them....they are not here for me...I want them to be the BEST Guitar player they want to be...some students do this as a hobby, some want to get in bands and some want to become music teachers...I am here for them...
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I took lessons from different teachers....one of my guitar teachers asked me to teach for him as soon as I graduated high school.... I have been doing it ever since and I would never imagine me doing anything else....I absolutely love teaching guitar!!!