3 Instructors for Violin, Viola, Cello, & Fiddle
Terri Sandys is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a double degree in Music Education and Performance. She has been teaching and performing for over 40 years. She has been a member of The Tacoma Symphony, The Spokane Symphony, The Boise Philharmonic, The Yakima Symphony, The Bellevue Philharmonic, and The Seattle Rock Orchestra. She has played for numerous traveling groups and artists, countless musicals, recordings and many other events. She believes in a nurturing approach to teaching that is tailored to the individual student.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin from the Wheaton Conservatory in Illinois and a Master’s degree in violin from Cal State Sacramento. Andrew has a life mission of inspiring students to pursue a life long journey of musical fulfillment and hopes to impart to his students his personal passion for violin and the violin repertoire. Weekly lessons focus on performance, posture and technique, scales and exercises, and music theory. He has students perform at least twice a year in recitals and in various community service venues. He has three young children under 6 who he is trying to teach music to and enjoys dark coffee and walks on the beach.
Barbara studied violin with Denes Zsigmondy at the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor in Music. She currently is the first violinist in the Seattle String Quartet and performs as a freelance musician. Her varied experiences include: playing for the Bolshoi Ballet, Kenny G, Anne Murray, New World Symphony, The Ketchikan String Quartet, Yakima Symphony, and the Tacoma Symphony. Barbara has taught violin and viola students of all ages for over 25 years. She is a State of Washington certified teacher in music, math and elementary. She has also taught and studied Suzuki violin methods for over 15 years.