Meet Sandy Israel
Genres: Music Theory, rock, bluegrass
Specialties: Rock, Folk, and Bluegrass Banjo & Guitar
Availability: Wednesdays at Home Studio
Ages: 8+ and adults
Please reach out to Sandy directly at the contact info above. He teaches from his home studio in Kentfield. He is available Wednesdays between 11am and 9pm.
Lesson Rates30 min : $50
60 min : $80
Sandy has been a musician for 35 years, teaching and performing full time for 18 years. He has taught well over 4,000 thousand music lessons on banjo and guitar and is a top banjo teacher - among the best in the country. He was for many years the top banjo teacher in New York City and has created an extensive library of his own teaching materials, honed and expanded over many years. He is well versed in Rock and an expert in bluegrass banjo and guitar. Sandy has also written his own music theory textbook and a book of bluegrass fiddle tunes and variations for guitar.
Sandy’s teaching style is clear and relaxed with a focus on practical musicianship. The lessons are 100% customized to the needs and wishes of each student and he prepares polished materials for the student’s home study – no hand-scrawled notes on a sheet of paper. Students can request to learn any song, arranged for their own level or exactly like the recording. He enjoys preparing thoroughly for each class, figuring out whole songs in detail or writing an instrumental part for a student to play. His focus is to teach students to play in a band or on their own.
A recent arrival to the Bay Area, Sandy spent a decade as an advertising executive in Tokyo and New York, before turning to music full time. His band Citigrass played San Francisco’s famous Hardly-Strictly bluegrass festival in 2010. Citigrass CDs are available on Amazon, ITunes, Etc. He loves what he does and will enjoy every minute in class with you.Need help booking a lesson? Email email@example.com or call us at (415) 457-7600 x 104