She is a daydreaming artist from West Michigan's lakeshore. Sandy was self-taught singing guitarist at eight. As a young girl growing up on a farm she used every opportunity to play on stage, sometimes at 4-H or school. Early influences were Aunt Jean and Uncle Pat. They helped her learn.
Sandy studied Classical Guitar in Grand Rapids, MI. She started playing coffeehouse gigs after moving to Arizona.
She has a certificate Songwriting at Berkley online and voice with Ree Boado. Her songs are emotionally engaging for listeners; whether decribing her grandmother's back yard, or dancing on her father’s shoes.
Sandy was a Top Ten Finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival songwriting contest in 2004 , 2016 and 2017. She placed second in 2017 for a country songwriting contest by West Valley Country Music Association. Sandy has recorded three CDs: Edge of Twilight 2014, Red Sky at Morning 2015 and a children’s CD Milkweed Seeds 2016.
I began the new year - 2018 with hopeful inspiration to help other local musicians learn how to book shows. I researched and combined my own experience to create a comprehesive workshop to help musicans learn how to create press kits and press kits on the web.
This information was not easily available when I was starting out. I want to open discussions about booking and bidding shows online, in person, what to do and what not to do. Courses will be available at Sing4Strings.Teachable.com